Outdoors Product Reviews

  • The Best Coolers

    August 10, 2018

    We spent an entire summer prepping lunches and transporting nine coolers to parks, beaches and other destinations. The Orca kept ice the longest, and it's our top pick.

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    The Best Selfie Stick

    July 31, 2018

    We took too many selfies to count with the top selfie sticks on the market, and ultimately found that the Yoozoon was the most Instagram-worthy.

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    The Best Walkie Talkie

    June 29, 2018

    We spent weeks adventuring with the ten top walkie talkies to see which one was best. Ultimately, the Midland- GXT1000VP4 took the prize.

  • The Best Hose Reel

    June 8, 2018

    After six weeks of testing, we think the best reel for efficiently spooling and storing your garden hose is the Suncast - Hose Hideaway

  • Chairs
    The Best Zero Gravity Chair

    May 30, 2018

    After four weeks of lounging at the park and beach, watching movies in a neutral body position and experimenting with a neutral-posture office setup with the five top contenders, we think the Timber Ridge has the zero gravity chair you should buy.

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    The Best Beach Umbrella, Chair and Tent

    November 12, 2017

    We spent 35+ hours researching and testing 16 products at our local beach in sunny San Diego to find the best beach umbrellas, chairs, and tents.

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    The Best Folding Wagon

    November 4, 2016

    After a month of testing the most popular folding wagons on the market, we determined that the Mac Sports Heavy Duty wagon was the best overall.

  • The Best Water Bottles

    September 2, 2016

    We tested 22 different bottles over several weeks in order to determine the best pick in each frequently-used category.

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    The Best Basketball

    August 26, 2016

    Advice from professional ballers informed our 100 hours of testing and allowed us to make our pick for the best indoor and outdoor basketballs.