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
Sun Mountain H2NO Ultra Lite
Most golf bags are monstrous, muscle-stiffening things. Whether carried over your shoulder or via its back straps, the 4-pound Sun Mountain H2NO Ultra Lite is comfortable and discreet – even when packed with clubs. But the waterproof bag doesn't lose anything by being trim: It's sturdy and feature-packed, with a pullout stand, full-length clothing pocket, and velour-lined pouch for valuables. [$230; sunmountain.com]