The Best Umbrella

e Repel Easy Touch folds up to an 11.5-inch long, 14-ounce package that fits easily into most bags and glove boxes. And it forcefully expands at a touch of a button to reveal an ample 37-inch diameter canopy that protects your torso and head from precipitation in all but the windiest of conditions. Its lengthy, […]

The Best Tent for Family and Car Camping

Spacious, versatile, and affordable, the Copper Canyon 6 has all the features most car campers need and none of the fussy extras they don’t. *At the time of publishing, the price was $241. When you’re going to be lugging your tent a couple hundred feet from your car at most, you don’t need an ultralight, […]

The Best Hydration Packs for Day Hikers

This pack is solid, affordable, and comfortable, even without a fancy suspension system, and the 2.5-liter hydration system is simple to use. It’s small enough to make a good around-town pack, too. *At the time of publishing, the price was $80. Our pick Osprey Skimmer 16 The women’s version of the Skarab, this pack equally […]

The Best Canopy Tent for Camping and Picnics

he REI Co-op Screen House Shelter is easy to set up and pleasant to use, providing good protection from bugs, sun, and gentle rain showers. A high ceiling and light-colored materials make the tent feel brighter and more airy than other camping shelters with a similar footprint. Runner-up L.L.Bean Woodlands Screen House A lower roof […]

The Best Water Bottles

27-ounce Klean Kanteen Classic Stainless Steel Bottle has been at the top of our list for four years. It’s easy to fill, easy to drink from, and ready to be tossed into the dishwasher at the end of the day. Most important, it’s leakproof and almost as light as a plastic bottle. You can also […]

The Best Swim Goggles for Adults and Kids

ith an excellent seal, superior comfort, minimal fogging, simple adjustments, and minimal visual distortion, these classic yet thoroughly modern goggles are tough to beat. Unveiled in 2010, Aqua Sphere’s Kayenne goggles come in both adult and child sizes. We were impressed with the Kayenne’s durable frame, proprietary silicone eyecup, on-the-fly adjustable strap, and remarkably scratchproof […]