Yes, we know that dragging a pack down dirt road at 60 mph is excessive. No, that won't stop us from doing it anyway to find out which top packs can survive a serious case of road rash.
Who wants a mountain tent that buckles under pressure? Not us--so we blasted four top tents with a carwash pressure washer to see which one comes out on top.
Can any sleeping bag survive getting squished by a 4,000-pound car? Find out in this video.
Drop Dead Ted puts the latest and greatest survival knives to the test.
These sturdy boots are nimble enough for short trail runs.
Drop Dead Ted puts all sorts of survival whistle options to the test.
Our resident gear expert looks at down vs. synthetic, mummy vs. rectangular, zipper options, and more. Our resident gear expert looks at down vs. synthetic, mummy vs. rectangular, zipper options, and more.
From suspension to pockets, gear editor Kristin Hostetter details what to consider when shopping for a new pack.