by Chris Dixon, Owen James Burke, and Wirecutter Staff
Four lifelong surfers spent a month finding the best surfboard, wetsuit, and other accessories for beginners. They have tips on how to get started, too.
by Justin Krajeski
After testing 25 pairs of sunglasses, we found 11 picks over five different styles that are affordable, stylish, and able to offer enough sun protection.
by Jackie Reeve
After comparing 134 rain jackets and testing 21, we found six men’s and women’s raincoats in a range of sizes, lengths, and styles to keep you dry.
by Wirecutter Staff
Our team of ocean-loving gear testers spent dozens of hours looking for the best umbrellas, chairs, and accessories for a comfortable, relaxing day at the beach.
by Eve O'Neill
After trudging through snow and ice in 29 pairs of boots, we’ve chosen nine that will keep you warm, dry, and stable all winter long.
by Christina Colizza and Tim Heffernan
N95 and P100 respirators (aka face masks) are effective against airborne particles and viruses.
by Signe Brewster
After surveying the sport’s professionals and tossing around their favorites bags ourselves, we chose the GameChanger Cornhole Bags for our own backyard games.
by Christine Ryan
After 30-plus hours of research and testing, we think the Delta Cycle Michelangelo Gravity Stand is the best bike rack for storing bikes in limited-space homes.
by Doug Mahoney
Everyone should avoid bug bites. Here are your best options for repellent sprays.
by Kit Dillon
A trip to Yellowstone or Yosemite may not yet be in the cards, but we’ve come up with some ideas, plus the gear, to make camping out in the backyard fun too.
by Melanie Pinola
Working outside, even for just a little while, can be great for your health. Here’s how to do it as comfortably and productively as possible.
by Liz Thomas and Kalee Thompson
by Dan Koeppel
Being on the inside looking out is definitely and happily for the birds.
by Erin English
Car camping can be challenging for wheelchair users, but with the right gear and information, anyone can feel confident spending a night in the great outdoors.
by Doug Mahoney
Here’s the best gear for killing flies and other common household pests.
by Kalee Thompson
We took 16 fold-up chairs on three weekend camping trips and used them in the backyard for six months to find some standout ways to sit down in the outdoors.