Gear Lab

We took durability testing to the extremes, so you would know which gear lasts–and why.



PACKS

If a backpack can survive road rash at 60 miles per hour, it can handle any backcountry abuse.

Plus: Watch the test in our video.

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TENTS

Who wants a mountain tent that buckles under pressure? Not us–so we subjected four to a powerful series of tests.

Plus: Watch the test in our video.

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BOOTS

To survive mixer-tough mountain trails, get Old World craftsmanship.

Plus: Watch the test in our video.

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SLEEPING BAGS

When you lose loft, you lose warmth. Ergo, the most durable bag is the one that bounces back best from 3,989 pounds of compression.

Plus: Watch the test in our video.

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