2014 Holiday Gear Guide

Holiday Gear Guide

This year, instead of somewhat randomly picking gear we think your loved ones might like this holiday season, we put together various lists of essential gear over the past couple of months. Grouped by sport, the Essentials include hundreds of items that we have tested and continue to use ourselves. We are still in the process of creating more lists and reviews, so keep checking back in the coming weeks (for example, more outdoor, ice climbing, cold weather running, and hiking still to come). You can also find all of our Essentials posts under the Series>Essentials tab on the top menu.

Snowsports Black Diamond Vapor Point

Ski Apparel Essentials

Backcountry Snow Safety Essentials


Wagner Custom Skis


Adventure Dog Essentials

Bike Smith Forefront Helmet

Cycling Apparel Essentials

Road Cycling Essentials

Bike Commute Essentials

Mountain Bike Essentials

Reviews:Garmin Edge 1000

Thule RoundTrip Transition Bike Case

Pearl Izumi X-Project 2.0

Garmin Edge 1000

Diamondback Podium Optum

Bullitt Cargo Bike

On The Road Stanley Cooler

Road Trip Essentials

Car Camping Essentials


Backpacking Essentials

Wet Weather Hikers


Kelty TraiLogic

Day Hiking Ultimate Direction Fastpack 20

Day Hiking Essentials


Ultimate Direction Fastpack


Pain Free Trail Running

Winter Running Essentials


Travel Essentials

Outdoor Columbia TurboDown


Columbia TurboDown

Feed Zone Portables


Ice Climbing

Essential Ice Climbing Layers

Ice Climbing Hardware Essentials

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