Gear Institute Reviews

Links to gear reviews written on behalf of the Gear Institute and published on their website.

About Gear Institute: We are an online network of the best outdoor gear testers in America, dedicated to providing consumers with the most credible, objective, and helpful gear reviews and advice on the web. Guides, veteran product testers, and top-level outdoor athletes put each product through extensive field testing against comparable products to provide gear buyers with clear, trustworthy, consumer-friendly comparisons of high-performance outdoor gear. Our goal is to professionalize outdoor gear testing. We conduct fair, thorough, head-to-head tests of comparable outdoor products, both under controlled conditions and in appropriate real-world field-testing scenarios. We publish our testing criteria and open our methodology to discussion.

Ski Daypacks 20-35L (Dec 2015)Backcountry Ski Pants (Nov 2016)
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Osprey Kode 32Patagonia Untracked Pant
Dakine Heli Pro 28
Black Diamond Mission Pant
Mountain Hardwear SnoJo 20
Arc'teryx Stingray Pant
Ortovox Haute Route 35
Outdoor Research White Room Pant
Black Diamond Dawn Patrol 32
Stio Environ Pant
Gregory Targhee 32
Mountain Hardwear Hellgate Pant
Backcountry Access Stash 30
Overnight Touring Packs 45L (May 2017)
 
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Ortovox Peak 45
Gregory Targhee 45
Dakine Poacher RAS 46
Deuter Rise Tour 45
Black Diamond Cirque 45