For a quarter century, our editors and contributors have taken the most promising products hiking and camping around the world in search of the cream of the crop. On the awards' 25th anniversary, we collect their favorites.
A lightweight backpack, custom-molded boots, and the best lip balm we've ever tried: meet our favorite gear of the season.
To earn one of our annual awards, new and supposedly "best of the best" gear has to run a gauntlet unmatched in the outdoor world. No green pastures here, no warm-and-fuzzy backyard testing; we're talking about hundreds of days and nights on mountains, in the desert, and along rainforest trails.
Serpentine Hot Springs is not easy to get to, but the remote spot offers easy living compared to most wilderness areas in northern Alaska.
Hit the river and see some of the best wildlife Alaska has to offer.
See life-list wildlife from a secluded beach Alaskan camp.
Discover an alpine paradise—and get it all to yourself—in northern Alaska.