11 Best 8 Person Tents for Family-Style Camping (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best 8 person tents to get everyone outside – whether you’re backyard camping or heading for the mountains. Short on time? Our pick for the best 8 person tent is the Gazelle T8.   Camping with eight people can be a lot sometimes.  Keeping everyone dry and comfortable is a tall order under any circumstance, […]

13 Best Pop Up Tents for Camping, Beach Days, and Backyard Hangouts

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Our picks for the best pop up tents for no-hassle instant camping. Short on time? Our pick for the best pop up tent is the Kazoo Family Camping Tent. When you’re exhausted after a long day on the trail, at the beach or chasing after kids, the last thing you want to do is spend […]

10 Best Compact Binoculars for Outdoor Activities (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best compact binoculars for every outdoor activity – from wildlife viewing, birding, and whale watching to hiking and travel.   Short on time? Our pick for the best compact binoculars are the Zeiss Terra. If you’ve never brought along a good pair of binoculars on a hike or a trip, you’re missing out.  The outdoors […]

13 Best Outdoor Watches for Active People (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best outdoor watches for wherever your adventures take you – from skiing to surfing, hiking, and working out.  If you just want to know our go-to pick for the best outdoor watch, we’d recommend the Apple Watch or the Suunto Core.  Today’s best outdoor smartwatches are more than tough timepieces – they’re mobile command […]

Best 6 Person Tent for Camping (2020 Buying Guide)

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My picks for the best 6 person tent on the market, whether you’re car camping with friends or the whole family.  Whether it’s a long hiking trip with the whole crew or a simple family camping trip, there’s nothing like getting everyone outdoors.  If you’re planning to be outside with such a large group, however, […]

8 Best Handheld GPS Devices for Hiking (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best handheld GPS devices for hiking and backpacking – whether you’re a seasoned hiker or just starting out.  For the longest time, I would just try and use Google Maps when hiking through more rugged terrain. Inevitably, I’d go deep enough into the forest or high enough on a switchback that my Google Maps […]

Best Heated Gloves for Cold Weather (2020 Buying Guide)

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The best heated gloves on the market to keep your hands warm in cold weather, whether you’re snowboarding, working, or hiking.  I’ve always had a hard time keeping my hands and feet warm.  With the slightest coldness in the air, my extremities tend to turn into freezing icebergs.   So when I discovered hand warmers […]

11 Best Large Camping Tents for the Whole Family (2020 Buying Guide)

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My picks for the best large camping tents on the market right now, whether you’re camping with a group of friends or the whole family.  Short on time? Our pick for the best large family camping tent is the Eureka Copper Canyon or the Coleman Instant Camping Tent. With the current travel climate, domestic and […]

64 Best Christmas Gifts for Parents | Ultimate Gift Guide for 2020

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The ultimate guide to the best Christmas gifts for parents – for every budget!   The holidays can be stressful enough without having to worry about finding the perfect Christmas gifts for your parents. Over the years, I’ve become somewhat of a gift-giving connoisseur. Call it a superpower or “gift” (pun intended), but I’ve always been […]

12 Best Wheeled Backpacks (Ultimate 2020 Buying Guide)

Best Wheeled Backpacks

My picks for the best wheeled backpacks, whether you’re traveling or looking for a professional bag for work.  I used to be one of those travelers who scoffed at wheeled backpacks.  They just seemed impractical for my style of travel, which was usually off-the-cuff, adventurous backpacking.  And to be fair, that was probably the case […]