Our Yosemite guide talks hiking preparation including: Clothing for Yosemite, hiking outfit essentials, hiking shoes for Yosemite, and dressing for weather in Yosemite.
We narrowed down hundreds of lightweight hiking boot and mid-weight hiking boot choices to the Top 5 that offer best in class features: durability, comfort, and breathability. With an initial list of more than 40 reviewed hiking boots in 2019, we narrowed it down to a top 5 list of the best boots.
After researching dog packs and analyzing hundreds of professional and customer reviews, we tested the most popular dog packs to find the best dog backpacks for hiking with your dog. With a specially-designed backpack for dogs, your pet can carry their own food, water, or poo-bags.
We researched and tested backpacking cooking pots—ones with positive reviews in outdoor media as well as users. We found the best cook pots for backpacking including titanium, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and cook sets. We considered cooking efficiency, heat distribution, and weight.
To find the best camping tent, we analyzed hundreds of professional and customer reviews. We also relied on our own decade of experience running outdoor educational programs with kids and teenagers. Our research and experience pointed us towards the internet’s consensus on the best family camping tents and the best 4-person camping tents.
We researched dozens of professional reviews and hundreds of customer reviews. And with our own experience, we found the best sleeping pads for backpacking. See our top picks for best overall, 4-season, budget, foam, and hybrid.
We researched top professional and customer reviews on satellite messengers and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs). We narrowed down a list of 26 units, down to the top six units that will serve most outdoor people’s weight, budget, battery life, and communication needs.