About Gear Picks

Outside has a five-person gear team and a number of contributors dedicated to writing product reviews. But with hundreds of new things launching every year and thousands of excellent previously released...

‘Abandoned’

From the Road West Traveled, Abandoned highlights the diminishing amount of ski resorts in Colorado. A crew of backcountry skiers sets out to learn what makes these mom-and-pop hills, which are now dormant,...

Jägermeister Is Back

There’s a game that Jesse Bowen, who runs the Occidental bar in Denver, likes to play. Here’s how it goes: “I put six shots of amaro on the bar.” Amaro is an Italian liqueur which, with its...

Staff Picks: Scarpa Furia S

In this episode of Staff Picks, gear editor Ariella Gintzler walks us through a new addition to Scarpa’s line of climbing shoes. The Furia S ($150) features a thin midsole and partially rubberized upper,...

‘Painted in Dust’

From filmmaker Cameron Goold and apparel company Deux Ex Machina, Painted in Dust features motorcyclist Forrest Minchinton escaping to the Mojave Desert in California for an endless oasis of riding.

The 101: Buying Ski Boots

Whether you’re a new skier or a seasoned pro, buying ski boots can be a daunting task. There are a ton of options, and finding the right fit is crucial. With the ski season in full swing, resident boot...