Gear Coverage

Gear Features

 


Flexing Horsepower
Wave-whipping watercraft blast off. Let's go — and chop-chop.
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Prepare for Takeoff
The new generation of towable toys feeds on horsepower and barrel rolls its way into a higher thrill class. Scott Doggett takes two teens for a tube test drive.
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First Look Columns

 


First Look
A Pack for Better Liftoff
Strap on this GoLite bag, with optimal gear storage design, for a chairlift dismount that rates a 10.
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First Look
It'll Light Up Your Life for Longer
Brunton's super-bright L3 headlamp runs eight days on four AA batteries.
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First Look
Keeping It Real — and Dry, to Boot

The Winter Trainer is ready to tackle those snowy trails with a cold-sensitive technology to keep you on track.
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Outfitter Columns

 


"Scott originated the paper's first outdoor-gear column, 'The Outfitter,' a weekly feature that evaluated snowboards, diving masks, collapsible bicycles, hiking sandals — all manner of outdoor equipment. In every case, he was a good advocate for the consumer, taking every item into the field and putting it through the paces."

Michalene Busico, Deputy Features Editor,
Los Angeles Times
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The Outfitter
Under Cover Agents
A good wet-weather hat can keep trailside thunderstorms or this winter's monsoonal rains out of your hair.
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The Outfitter
Back Sacks
The right pack can help you make the most of a day outdoors.
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The Outfitter
In Action? Get Some Traction
Whether you're on the beach or crossing forest creeks, amphibious shoes allow you to get a grip.
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