Editors' Choice

The Best New Outdoor Tech of Winter 2016

Do gadgets belong in the backcountry? When they help you play harder, they do.

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We go skiing and hiking to get away from our TVs, phones, and computers, true. But these five electronic gadgets are a different breed. From a touchscreen GPS to an activity tracking smartwatch, they all have the same mission: to help you make the most of your time in the backcountry.

Casio WSD-F10 Smart Outdoor Watch

This smartwatch is primed for crushing some trail.




It lets you text your friends in the backcountry.

Suunto Ambit3 Vertical


This watch cares about vert as much as you do.

Garmin Oregon 750T

This compact touchscreen GPS unit is beautifully simple.


Lander Neve Cables

These ultradurable cables pack small and withstand abuse.