OutdoorGearLab News https://www.outdoorgearlab.com OutdoorGearLab provides the world's best reviews of outdoors gear -- hands-on, objective, and based on side-by-side comparison -- written by outdoor professionals. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 07:13:28 EST en-us OutdoorGearLab News https://outdoorgearlab-mvnab3pwrvp3t0.stackpathdns.com/images/ogl_header_logov2.png https://www.outdoorgearlab.com Awards for the Best Approach Shoes of 2017 by OutdoorGearLab https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/climbing/best-approach-shoes-womens The experts at OutdoorGearLab tested eight of the best approach shoes available on the market today. For three months testers climbed everything from alpine peaks to big walls and then scored each contender in the areas of climbing agility, comfort, support, weight and durability. Awards were granted to best overall, best bang for the buck, best buy on a tight budget and top pick for climbing performance. Read the full review now live on outdoorgearlab.com.]]> https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/climbing/best-approach-shoes-womens Sat, 18 Nov 2017 13:13:18 EST OutdoorGearLab Announces the Best Women's Hiking Boots for 2017 https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/shoes-and-boots/best-hiking-boots-womens?specs=n&n=5&sort_field=#compare Experts at OutdoorGearLab tested thirteen of the top women's hiking boots available on the market. Over sixty top products were analyzed before the thirteen contenders tested were purchased and put to the test. Each contender was ranked in the areas of comfort, support, weight, traction, water resistance and durability. Awards were granted to the best overall model, the best bang for the buck and Top Pick award for durability. Read the full review now live on outdoorgearlab.com to see how the new Merrell Moab 2 Mid and the brand new Keen Targhee III stood up to the tests.]]> https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/shoes-and-boots/best-hiking-boots-womens?specs=n&n=5&sort_field=#compare Wed, 15 Nov 2017 20:44:47 EST OutdoorGearLab Offers Advice on Choosing Mittens and Ski Gloves for Women https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/snow-sports/best-ski-gloves-womens/buying-advice The experts at OutdoorGearLab begin this article be explaining the anatomy of ski gloves and the differences between layered Gore-Tex, nylon and leather models. Single and double construction is discussed as well as the pros and cons of different types of construction materials available. Several tips and a discussion of which features might be nice for certain scenarios is included to help buyers find the best possible product for their particular needs. Check out the full article on OutdoorGearLab.com.]]> https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/snow-sports/best-ski-gloves-womens/buying-advice Tue, 14 Nov 2017 19:15:19 EST Update to the Best Men's Hiking Shoes Review https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/shoes-and-boots/best-hiking-shoes If you're looking for the ideal pair of hiking shoes to fit your needs, this is the review for you. We spent over 200 hours testing the market's top 11 models to find where each model soars and where they plummet. New this round, we added in the ever-so-popular Merrell Moab 2 Ventilator, which is a solid choice for dry weather day hikes. Read the full review to see how all 11 products stacked up.]]> https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/shoes-and-boots/best-hiking-shoes Tue, 14 Nov 2017 14:07:28 EST 2018 Updates to The Best Backcountry Skis Review https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/snow-sports/best-backcountry-skis When it comes to backcountry skis, you want to know what you're getting before you make the big investment. We rode hard for a winter of backcountry powder, crud, and everything in between to decipher which sticks have the upper hand as conditions changed. Ski manufacturers have released their 2018 updates to some of our favorite models, so we updated our review to reflect the latest iterations of the top skis on the market.]]> https://www.outdoorgearlab.com/topics/snow-sports/best-backcountry-skis Fri, 10 Nov 2017 12:09:06 EST