Fjällräven Abisko Lite Trekking Trouser
Trail to town
Perfect for peakbaggers
Most versatile outdoor pants
Half zip sunshirt
A breathable shirt for adventure travel
A cross-training bargain
Comfortable outdoor bra
Go from peak to pub
This flannel can handle just about any obstacle.
Wearing is believing: This is the lightest sunshirt we’ve ever tested.
These tough trousers go everywhere.
Serious about backpacking and photography? You’ll love this camera-ready pack.
Take the sting out of monster winter loads—including cold-weather gear and luxe food and drink for a hut trip—by hauling a pulk sled. Do it right with tips from polar adventurer Eric Larsen.
These trekking poles take the sting out of the most rugged trails.
Most winter sleeping bags are slim -- but the Storm King has room to spare.
Stay toasty for less of a weight penalty with this light zero-degree sleeping bag.
From trailheads to trail towns, US 395 in California serves up the ultimate road trip for hikers.
We took these bags below their temperature ratings to find out just how warm they really are. Bottom line: We lost sleep so you won't. Hit snooze with one of these toasty sacks (and cushy pads).
This sleeping pad offers big-time warmth but packs down almost as small as a beer can.
This sleeping pad has all the appeal of old-school self-inflators—roll it out and watch the pad do all the work—but compresses to half the size of its predecessors, thanks to some new-school tricks.
This three-season bag and integrated pad create a lightweight, toasty sleep system that punches above its weight.
This three-season bag features a combo of down and synthetic insulations and an attractive price tag.
This three-season bag will let you press deep into shoulder season.
Premium materials and efficient design give this three-season bag one of the best warmth-to-weight ratios we’ve seen.
Most ultralight sleeping bags are one-trick ponies. A full-length center zip and other features boost the Flicker’s versatility.
The minimalist design of this two-season bag translates to excellent packability and low weight, all at a reasonable cost.
Bedding down in this rectangular bag is like sleeping with your comforter at home.
Frankly, our reasons for liking this two-person sleeping bag aren’t suitable for a family magazine. Use your imagination.
Jumping into this sleeping bag on a cold night is as cozy as relaxing on a bearskin rug by the fire.
Durability meets comfort in this year's best new trail apparel for guys.
Stay comfortable in this long sleeve shirt even when the temps are close to 100°F.
These pants' smartly placed stretch panels and a soft cotton blend mean crazy comfort.
This jacket packs a lot of warmth into a pint glass-size package.
This feels like your favorite five-year-old tee but has the performance chops of a technical hiking shirt.
These hiking socks' slick fibers thwart blisters.
These performance boxer briefs have the support of a jock strap.
This super-plush sleeping pad comes with an insurance policy.
Innovative construction brings down-like weight and packability to a synthetic bag.
This versatile value sleeping bag lets you sleep comfortably from 0 °F up to 40°F.
Why visit iconic Glacier Point with the rest of the tourists when you can ski there—and have it all to yourself?
A great night's sleep awaits with these coming attractions in the bags and pads department.
Two lightweight accessories guaranteed to help you sleep better
This closed-cell pad adds instant warmth to your winter sleeping system—and it’s a steal.
It’s warm enough for mid-winter, light enough for extended treks, and packs up small.
You get bigtime bang for your buck with this lightweight, two-inch-thick pad.
You get the performance of a three-season down bag at the price of a synthetic.
It’s the most affordable 0°F bag we tested this year, and its temp rating is conservative.
Two gills on top of the bag allow you to fine-tune the warmth for a variety of conditions.
The relaxed mummy fit and unique zipper configuration boost comfort.
Get maximum comfort in this mummy—no matter how much you toss and turn.
What to think about when shopping for winter sleeping gear.
Three-season bags that are warm, comfortable, and ready for abuse.
A longtime staff favorite the Cat's Meow, from The North Face, receives a rugged facelift.
You can drag this burly bag around camp, using it for everything from a blanket for stargazing to a makeshift “sofa” by the fire.
It’s a solid synthetic bag at a great price, with a classic mummy cut that pleased everyone.
Thanks to its unique welded construction, it’s the most packable (15 by 7 inches) synthetic bag in the test.
Through four months of nonstop use—often in miserably damp conditions—the Ascent lofted up like new every night.
It has the best warmth-to-weight ratio here; testers pushed it 10 degrees below its 23°F rating.
The rectangular shape, combined with a little stretch, makes this the most comfortable bag in the test.
This synthetic bag from Big Agnes is as breathable and lofty as down.
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Will water-repellent down bags make synthetic insulation obsolete?
An ultralight bag that breathes
A water-resistant down bag made with Sierra Designs' DriDown.
A packable synthetic sleeping bag with an extremely durable DWR shell
A budget-friendly shoulder-season bag
Cross a super-warm bag and a weatherproof bivy and you get the Wraith.
This ultralight sleeping bag packs small but lofts quickly for a warm night.
Boost comfort and convenience–and your zzzz’s–with these three sleeping accessories.
A sleeping pad that's light enough for summer yet warm enough for winter.
A $90 starter sleeping bag.