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3 brands of sunscreen

What to look for in a sport sunscreen

Everything you need to know about sunscreen and how to choose one that will save your skin.

3 types of personal anchor system

Gear guide: personal anchor systems

Adjustable lanyards offer significant advantages over regular slings when you need to tether yourself to an anchor. Here’s everything you need to know.

quickdraws racked on harness

Gear guide: quickdraws

The right quickdraws can make clipping easier or lighten the weight of your rack. Here’s how you choose the best draws for your climbing objectives.

synthetic and down jacket

PrimaLoft, down, and the science of insulation

PrimaLoft or down. How do you choose the best fill for a jacket or sleeping bag? Learn all you need to know in this guide on insulation.

climber on rock face

Rock climbing gear: a beginner’s guide

If you’re just getting into climbing, this gear guide can tell you what equipment you need, why you need it, and when to buy it.

packed poncho

Poncho vs rain jacket for hiking

Struggling to choose between a rain jacket and poncho? Read on to learn the pros and cons of each as well as the conditions they work best in.

zero-drop running shoes

How trail runners can benefit from zero drop vs minimalist shoes

Here I look at what’s behind the growing popularity of zero-drop and minimalist footwear as well as the benefits for trail runners.

trail kit

What to pack for an epic ride

Longer and more remote trails call for greater self-sufficiency. This guide lists the gear a rider can carry to be better prepared.

climber carrying rope

How to choose a climbing rope

With half ropes, single ropes, different diameters, and varying lengths, choosing a new rope is no easy thing. Luckily you’ve found this handy gear guide.