Our 10 Most Popular Outdoors Guides of 2021

A fond look back at the most popular outdoor guides you read this year.

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As 2021 slowly winds down to a close, and we turn our thoughts to the year ahead, we can't help but take a quick look back at some of the stand-out stories from the past 12 months. These 10 guides are filled with the best and brightest products in the outdoor space, continuing the tradition of innovation and progression.

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10 The 13 Best Down Jackets of 2021
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Courtesy

These top picks for lightweight, innovative down jackets will keep you warm from when the leaves fly until the snow melts in the spring.

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9 The 10 Best Hiking Boots of 2021
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Gear Patrol

The definitive guide to the best hiking boots available now, with reviews for each boot, plus tips regarding things to know before you buy.

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8 The 11 Best Multi-Tools You Can Get Right Now
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We did the research and testing in order to find the coolest tools available from Leatherman, Gerber, Victorinox and more.

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7 The 13 Best Rain Jackets of 2022
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A lot has changed since heavy, unbreathable plastic rain slickers were standard all-weather apparel; today’s rain jackets are lighter, softer, more breathable, stretchy and more waterproof than ever.

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6 RTIC vs. Yeti — Which Company Makes the Better Cooler?
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Michael Frank

A cooler is a cooler, right? Well, wrong. And here's why.

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5 The Best Hunting Boots of 2021
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Gear Patrol

Boots for any hunt and any season.

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4 The 9 Best Packing Cubes for All Trips
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Streamline your pre-trip preparations with these time-saving packing accessories.

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3 The 10 Best Sleeping Bags of 2021
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Gear Patrol

The definitive buying guide to the best sleeping bags available based on testing, reviews and features, plus tips on how to buy the right bag for you.

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2 The Best Water Bottles of 2021
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Gear Patrol

No everyday carry is complete without a reusable, durable, leak-proof water bottle.

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1 Things Are Heating Up with These Super-Cool Sleeping Bag Shoes
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Slide into comfort with these transitional footwear pieces.

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