Bonus of an outdoor trade show? It attracts all kinds of top outdoor athletes. We caught up with a few of these all-stars, and even convinced some to share their favorite gear finds with us.
We're thankfully long past the era when "women's gear" meant "shrink it and pink it." But some companies invest more energy than others in designing for female needs. Our scout rounded up three brands that are putting in the effort.
Our scout has her eyes set on climbing Mt. Blanc in the Matterhorn, so today she scoped out her ideal kit for tackling a big mountain. Bonus: All her picks are trail-ready for backpackers too.
Electronics in the backcountry: You're bringing them anyway, so you might as well keep them juiced. We found the latest in pocket power solutions.
Meet three new layering options and a futuristic new fabric.
This year brings new backcountry toys for imbibing your beverage of choice, whether it be coffee, wine, beer, or liquor.
Thinking of making the transition from resort skiing to alpine touring? These beginner-friendly boots will help ease the way.
Stay steady on ice or snow with these new traction devices and winter-ready poles.
Insulation innovation didn't stop with water-resistance. We tracked down two new trends you don't want to miss.
We found gloves inspired by those at the hardware store, and ones that let you text from the chairlift.
A beginner's guide to the types of gear you need to stay toasty all night.
Versatility is the name of the game in shoes for Fall 2014
The Diamer Vipec 12 and G3 Ion provide improved safety features, lighter weight, and a more resort-like feel
Think backcountry touring is just for skiers? Think again.
Whether you stick to the trails or get to the backcountry this winter, the right snowshoe will help get you there.
Four lucky readers are heading to Salt Lake City with the BACKPACKER team to check out the latest gear at the 2014 Winter Outdoor Retailer show, January 21-25.