Featured Buyer's Guides

Hiking & Camping Gifts

Hiking & Camping Gifts

When hiking and camping, comfort, safety and convince can make or break the trip, and the recipient of the perfect outdoor gift will thank you every time it’s used.

Gifts for Bike Lovers

Gifts for Bike Lovers

From performance apparel to tools to keep their set of wheels rolling, we’ve pulled together our top gift ideas for the bike lover in your life.

Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $100

Outdoor products can get pricy, but there’s plenty of high quality and functional gifts under $100 that the active people in your life will love.

Latest Buyer's Guides

Hiking & Camping Gifts

Hiking & Camping Gifts

When hiking and camping, comfort, safety and convince can make or break the trip, and the recipient of the perfect outdoor gift will thank you every time it’s used.

Gifts for Bike Lovers

Gifts for Bike Lovers

From performance apparel to tools to keep their set of wheels rolling, we’ve pulled together our top gift ideas for the bike lover in your life.

Gifts Under $100

Gifts Under $100

Outdoor products can get pricy, but there’s plenty of high quality and functional gifts under $100 that the active people in your life will love.

Gifts Under $50

Gifts Under $50

When shopping for a mid-price gift, our favorites range from rugged technology to cool weather gear.

Gifts Under $25

Gifts Under $25

From stocking stuffers to making your backcountry trip just a bit more glam, check out our list of best gifts under (or around) $25. 

Gifts from Patagonia

Gifts from Patagonia

Active Junky testers love Patagonia for several reasons, but particularly for the top-notch performance from their gear and apparel, all of which make perfect gifts.

Gifts for Fishing & Water Sports

Gifts for Fishing & Water Sports

From standup paddle boards to fishing gear and accessories, Active Junky pulled together some of our favorite and top-reviewed products for fishing, paddling and water sports. 

Gifts Under $200

Gifts Under $200

Outdoor products under $200 start entering investment-grade gear that make great gifts that will get plenty of use and last years. 

The Best Holiday Gifts for Her

The Best Holiday Gifts for Her

Active Junky pulled together some of our favorite products for the outdoorsy lady in your life. Check out our recommendations for gifts sure to make her smile.

The Best Holiday Gifts for Him

The Best Holiday Gifts for Him

Active Junky pulled together some of our favorite products for the outdoorsy man in your life. Check out our recommendations for gifts sure to make him smile.

The Best Pedometers

The Best Pedometers

Pedometers are simple devices that track your daily steps, but the truth is technology has come far enough that few pedometer today are only pedometers. 

The Best Walkie Talkies

The Best Walkie Talkies

Active Junky tested two-way radios from top brands to determine the best walkie talkies and help you decide which pair best fits your adventuring needs. 

The Best Binoculars

The Best Binoculars

Active Junky pulled together some of the best binoculars on the market from reputable brands to help you choose which pair is right for your favorite activities.

The Best Bike GPS of 2017

The Best Bike GPS of 2017

Active Junky testers spent hours evaluating these bike computers, and we've pulled together seven of the best bike GPS options on the market to help you find one that fits your cycling goals and your budget.

The Best Trail Cameras of 2017

The Best Trail Cameras of 2017

Active Junky mounted seven of the best trail cameras and tested each for image quality, detection accuracy, and important design features. Here are our recommendations for the best trail cameras under $200.

Buyer’s Guide to the Best Fitness Trackers

Buyer’s Guide to the Best Fitness Trackers

Active Junky chose some of the top fitness trackers on the market from brands like Fitbit and Garmin to put to the test to evaluate accuracy, features and design.

Women’s Casual Ankle Boots Buyer’s Guide

Women’s Casual Ankle Boots Buyer’s Guide

While many may mourn the lost days of cute summer sandals in the dead of winter, we’re fully embracing the season of cozy feet with this selection of ten chic, casual ankle boots.

Women’s Softshell Jackets Buyers Guide

Women’s Softshell Jackets Buyers Guide

Active Junky took 10 women’s softshell jackets from the best outdoor clothing brands and tested them in varying scenarios and weather conditions to help you choose the best softshell jacket.

Day Packs Buyer’s Guide

Day Packs Buyer’s Guide

Active Junky gathered the best backpacks from top outdoor brands to help you narrow down your search.

Camping Lantern Buyer’s Guide

Camping Lantern Buyer’s Guide

In-camp lighting has come a long way from fuel-burning lanterns. Active Junky tested some of the best LED camping lanterns to help you choose the best camp and recreational lighting for your nighttime adventures.

Bike Helmet Buyer’s Guide

Bike Helmet Buyer’s Guide

The Active Junky team put the best bike helmets to the test, selecting 10 models from top helmet brands to help you find the best head protection for your cycling activities.

Technical Hoodies Buyer's Guide

Technical Hoodies Buyer's Guide

The venerable hooded sweatshirt has come a long way. 

The Best Sunglasses for Men

The Best Sunglasses for Men

Here’s a look at some of the best sunglasses on the market right now.

Camping Hammock Products Buyer’s Guide

Camping Hammock Products Buyer’s Guide

Rather than simply reviewing the hammocks themselves, this Buyer’s Guide includes both interior hammock-specific pads as well as selected sleeping bags

The Best Shell Jackets

The Best Shell Jackets

Active Junky testers selected models from top outdoor brands for both hardshell and softshell jackets for men and women.

The Best Camp Axes

The Best Camp Axes

Pick the right camp axe and the entire experience takes on new meaning. Not only will your group be better sheltered and warmed by a soul-feeding campfire, but problems on the trail are addressed before they become crises.

The Best Sleeping Pads

The Best Sleeping Pads

We spent three months evaluating so you can choose from the best sleeping pads possible to put a smile on your face as the golden sun rises above the horizon and reminds you that not only is every day precious, but yours to enjoy.

The Best Hiking Backpacks

The Best Hiking Backpacks

While there are dozens of worthwhile options from which to choose, Active Junky’s shouldered over twenty backpacking backpacks to find the best model for your situation.

Sleeping Bag Buyer’s Guide

Sleeping Bag Buyer’s Guide

This Active Junky Buyer’s Guide ranks top car camping and backpacking sleeping bags so you can pick the bag that best matches your needs.

Best Backpacking and Car Camping Tents

Best Backpacking and Car Camping Tents

We tested the best backpacking and car camping tents on the market. See how our testers ranked these tents on weight, ease of use, vestibule size, durability and more.

Buyer’s Guide to the Best Hiking Boots

Buyer’s Guide to the Best Hiking Boots

Choosing hiking boots can be more difficult, painful and challenging than hiking itself. Active Junky’s tested hiking boots all winter and spring to help you make the right choice.

The Best Fixed Blade Knives

The Best Fixed Blade Knives

Next time you head for the outdoors, go prepared with one of these fixed-blade camping knives. Find out how brands like Morakniv, Gerber, OKC, and Benchmade, stack up.

Men's Trail Running Shoes Buyer's Guide

Men's Trail Running Shoes Buyer's Guide

Active Junky’s found ten shoe models that range from conventional to alternative, each with the potential to improve your fitness and off-road skills in coming months.