L.L. Bean Polartec Power Dry Base Layer

Powderchaser Steve goes skiing, mountain biking, and then to the lab with L.L. Bean's Polartec Power Dry Base Layer. Here are the full results.

Canon EOS 7D

Liam Doran puts the Canon EOS 7D to the ultimate test -- on a photo shoot!

Rab’s MeCo 165

Powderchaser Steve gives Rab's MeCo 165 high marks for its superior breathability.

Lowepro’s Tried and True Primus AW

Lowepro's Primus AW gets in some serious trail, climbing and snowboarding time with John Lloyd, who finds that the pack is a light-traveling cameraman's best friend.

Columbia Omni-Heat Baselayer

Powderchaser Steve takes Columbia's Omni-Heat baselayer to extremes, and returns to tell the tale of just how well it worked.

Vasque Bitterroot GTX

Vasque hits a home run with a mix of old school leather and new high-tech features in the Bitterroot GTX, one of the best new boots our shoe gurus have had the pleasure of putting on their feet.

The Shudder Shaker

It's a niche product for a niche sport. But it's...awesome.

Lowa Baltoro

A premium hiking boot with good A/C—but not super stable under heavy loads.

Big Boot, Big Comfort

A burly, midweight backpacking boot for heavy loads. (And it's more comfortable than you'd think.)