As the snow melts (finally!), our thoughts turn to heading into the great outdoors – and all the great new stuff we’ll need to enjoy it. There's tons of gear coming out in the next few months and we’ve already run in, hiked with, rode on, drove in, listened to and played with most of it. In fact, our team of nearly two-dozen testers has been using (and abusing) all the new offerings to come up with this list of the very best stuff.
Contributors: Matt Berical, John Brandon, Berne Broudy, Ezra Dyer, Greg Emmanuel, Michael Frank, Tobey Grumet, Jason Heaton, James Martin, Dan Nelson, Seth Porges, Carl Rose, Doug Schnitzspahn, Josh Sens, Jeremy Spencer, Ryan Stuart, Erik Sofge, Basem Wasef
Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood
If you struggle to get your fairway wood shots airborne (and, really, who doesn't?), the Adams Tight Lies Fairway Wood will do wonders for your game. Its inverted head – slender on the crown, wide at the base – cuts a low, efficient profile, reducing turf resistance even as it adds more oomph below the ball. Translation: Fewer depressing dribblers and more majestic missiles, no matter how difficult the lie. Trust us. [$199; adamsgolf.com]