Outdoor Guides

The Best Coolers, Backpack Coolers, and Cooler Bags of 2023

Outdoor Gear Type: Coolers
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Urban Hiker

When camping, the best coolers need to keep snacks and drinks cold for days. Backpack coolers are great for day hikes, but need to be comfy.

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The Best Hiking Sandals of 2023

We highlight the best hiking sandals of 2022 after researching and testing. Open toe, closed toe, or finger-style? Find the perfect hiking sandal for you!

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The Best Backpacking Pillows of 2023

Outdoor Gear Type: Pillows

Want to find the best backpacking pillow for you? We researched, tested, and recommend pillows for all styles of backcountry adventure.

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The Best Hiking Shorts of 2023

Hiking shorts are the underrated all-stars of gear. The best hiking shorts kick sweat and chafe to the curb, and keep you trekking mile after mile.

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The Best Hiking Boots of 2023

We highlight the best hiking boots after researching and testing. Find the perfect lightweight, midweight, or heavyweight hiking boot for you!

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How to Plan and Prepare for a Hike in High Winds

Windy weather doesn’t have to put a damper on your hike, as long as you come prepared for the conditions. Learn how to hike in high winds.

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The Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking of 2023

Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Pads

Get a comfy night’s rest with the best sleeping pads for backpacking. We list 10 of our favorite models, and give tons of sleeping pad advice on finding the right sleep for you.

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The Ultimate Guide to Father’s Day Outdoor Gift Guides 2022

All of the best Father’s Day outdoor gift guides and deals featuring many of your favorite outdoor retailers and brands.

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The Summer Beach Packing List

Summer is here, and the beach is calling. Make sure you’ve got everything on our beach packing list for your day in the sun.

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The 2023 Summer Backpacking Checklist

Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker

We assembled the ultimate summer backpacking checklist for all your warm-weather treks into the wild.

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