Outside Picks the Best Gear of Summer 2015

It’s that time of year again. Time for Outside magazine’s annual look at the very best gear for the summer ahead. As usual, the 2015 Summers Buyer’s Guide includes some of the best new equipment available for hiking, biking, running, and travel.

If you’re in the market for a new tent, pack, camera, or other gear, you might want to take a look at the products that Outside is recommending before plunking down your hard-earned cash.

The new gear that made a list is an amazingly comfortable new jacket from The North Face, an impressive all-mountain bike from Giant, a smokeless firepit from BioLite, and an innovative new tent from Big Agnes.

Hikers will love the new lightweight boots from Chaco, while the Osprey Atmos 65 continues to lead the way in backpacks. The Nikon 1 V3 gets the nod as one of the best new cameras available, while fans of waterspouts will find a list of the best paddle boards and kayaks available as well.

As usual, Outside isn’t ignoring the ladies either. The magazine has dedicated an entire section to women’s gear, with suggestions ranging from the best running shoes to the essential gear that every woman should take with her when she travels. There are even female-specific selections for biking, hiking, and SUP-ing as well.

Whether you’re shopping for some new gear for yourself or just want to keep up on the latest trends, be sure to drop by Outside Online to see what gear is coming highly recommend. I’m personally about to purchase a new tent, and their reviews and suggestions helped me pick the one that I am going to go with.

There are more than 365 products listed in the guide, so chances are you’ll find something you’ll want/need, even if you didn’t know it yet.

Kraig Becker