The Best Surround Sound Speakers of 2016

by Brant David •

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The Andrew Jones-designed Pioneer SP-EBS73-LR bookshelf speakers are designed to look graceful and classy, and their “virtual surround sound” qualities of clarity and power seem unable to be matched by any other speakers in their price range.

The Most Durable Boots Available

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable boots available are the Boss Engineer boots by Wesco. They are hand-crafted with the highest quality leather and have an extremely durable vibram sole. Wesco boots are hand-made in the United States and are resoleable. With proper maintenance, they can last a lifetime.

The Lightest Winter Sleeping Bag of 2016

by Colin Payne •

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The lightest winter sleeping bag of 2016 is the Western Mountaineering Antelope MF. The largest-sized bag (78-inches or 200 cm. long) weighs just 39 ounces (1,105 grams).

The Most Durable Wallet Available

by Patrick Hyde •

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The most durable leather wallet is the Saddleback Leather Front Pocket ID Wallet by Saddleback Leather Co. It is made with 100% Full-Grain boot leather, which is among the thickest and most durable leathers on the market.

The Lightest Backpack Of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The lightest backpack for multi-day hikes that includes a built-in frame is the Zpacks Arc Blast Backpack. The 45 Liter pack size weighs a featherweight 20.8 ounces.

The Best Waterproof, Shockproof, Freezeproof Camera Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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The Olympus TG-4 is the most durable waterproof camera currently available. This 16 megapixel camera can be submerged to depths of 50 feet (15 meters). It can survive being dropped from 7 feet (2.1 meters), or being crushed by a 220 pound weight (100 kg). The camera is also freeze-proof to 14 degrees Fahrenheit (-10 C). But what sets this camera apart from other tough cameras is the quality of the pictures it takes, and its quick response time.

The Best Wireless Sports Earphones of 2016

by Bethany McDonald •

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Sports earbuds should be comfortable enough to wear for an extended period of time, durable enough to withstand drops, sweat, and dirt, fit securely on the ear – all while producing outstanding sound. Here are our top picks:

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The Best Earphones For Sound Quality In 2016

by Justin Thomas •

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I’ve tested many earphones at Reactual over the last two years — probably about 30 earphones in total. My top issue is most earphones is a lack of sound quality — I’m very fond of rich sound with well represented bass. I also like my earphones to be comfortable and durable. I eventually found some earphones that were worthy of purchase.