Tips on how to choose a life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD) for a child, youth life jacket 90-120 lbs, or an infant life jacket. We rate by Coast Guard Approved Rating, youth life jacket sizing, price, and adjustability.
See our guide for how to choose a life jacket or personal flotation device (PFD). Knowing how to fit your PFD makes it more likely that you’ll buy right the first time. Whether you’re kayaking, canoeing, swimming, whitewater, or packrafting, there’s a life jacket or PFD for what you’re doing.
When considering down backpacking sleeping bags, it’s not enough to choose a high quality bag. To choose the bag that is right for you, consider your height, whether you sleep warm or cold, the conditions you’ll be in, and whether you are a back or side sleeper.
Wondering how to choose hiking boots from the hundreds of available models? Our guide will help you make an informed decision. We examine breathability, tread, sole stiffness, fit, and more.
We made an infographic to help you choose the best dog hiking backpack. How much weight can a dog carry? How do you put a harness on. How do you hike with your dog? We answer the most common dog hiking and dog backpack questions.
What to consider when choosing a camping tent, family camping tent, 4-person camping tent, or group camping tent: Ease-of-set-up, weight, size, weatherproofness, stand-up room, vestibules to store extra gear, and pockets
Here’s what to consider when choosing a backpacking stove, how to find the best stove for you, how to pick between an upright canister stove and integrated stove, and how to buy accessories for your stove. Whether you want a small camping stove or an ultralight cooking stove, we’ll guide you towards the best stove for you.
Here’s what to consider when buying a backpack, how to find the best backpack for you, how to fit a backpack, how to pack your backpack, and tips on keeping gear dry. Whether you need a backpack for an overnighter, a week long adventure, or a months long Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail “thru” hike, the same principles apply. The backpack should be able to comfortably carry everything you need for the backcountry.