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The Outdoor Research Helium II Jacket.

Best Lightweight Rain Jacket

The best lightweight rain jacket is the Outdoor Research Helium II. We based this pick on lots of field testing and in depth research. We think for most people a lightweight rain jacket is the right rain jacket. There are some ...


smartwool crew

Best Merino Wool T-shirt

The Best Merino Wool T-Shirt is the Smartwool Crew Shirt – Short Sleeve.  Women can get the same shirt in a women’s v-neck, our recommendation is identical for both. Cotton T-shirts are fine if you plan to sit indo...



Merrell Trail Glove 2

Best Barefoot Shoes

The best barefoot shoes for running, trails, hiking, and adventure is the The Merrell Trail Glove 2.  These minimalist shoes are durable and comfortable out on the trail. We’ll start by saying that barefoot shoes aren...


Darn tuff socks

Best Hiking Socks

Darn Tough Micro Crew Cushion Hiking Socks are the best socks for most people based on their outstanding comfort and durability.  This is based on extensive research and testing. RUGGEDNESS We’ve talked to a lot of Appal...



Solomon speed cross 3 black adventure trail running shoe

Best Adventure Shoes

The best adventure shoes are the Solomon Speedcross 3 I have completed extensive research and field testing for the adventure shoes category.  The detailed review is being drafted. The short story is these shoes are the ultima...