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
Yeti Roadie 20
Ever dream of opening an ice-cold beer on your second or even third day of camping? The Yeti Roadie 20 makes that dream a reality. The 5.2-gallon, 20-inch-wide, 16-pound cooler comes lined with a thick layer of polystyrene insulation that keeps drinks cold and ice solid – even over a long weekend in the sun. [$250; yeticoolers.com]