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
Weber's Smokey Mountain Cooker
Whether filled with charcoal or wood, Weber's Smokey Mountain Cooker has always been our choice for low-and-slow cooking at a fair price: It's easy to use and maintains consistent temperature. The Weber Smokey Mountain Cooker Smoker 14.5" offers the same experience in a smaller package. Ribs and brisket still become fork-tender in the egg-shaped smoker, and, at 24 pounds, it's light enough to transport to a tailgate or cookout. [$219; weber.com]