These Backpacks Can Take You Around The World


We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you're climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying tons of camera gear, you'll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 185-mile hike through…
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GoPro Hero4 Hands-On: The Best Action Cam Goes 4K Beast, For a Price

After several gagillion leaks over the last few days, they're finally here: GoPro's 2014 line of action cameras. As rumored, there are in fact three models. There's the Hero, GoPro's new entry-level camera that comes in super cheap; the Hero4 Silver, which is basically last year's best action camera plus an LCD… » 9/29/14 7:58am 9/29/14 7:58am

Contour Roam3 Hands-On: Shaky First Steps Back

The last time we saw an action-camera come out of Contour, it was for the Contour+2. Image quality was pretty good, but the mounts were way too fragile, and under the shadow of GoPro's colossal market-share, Contour shuttered its doors. But now it's back! And its first product back is... a slight improvement on its… » 9/23/14 12:00pm 9/23/14 12:00pm

Sony Action Cam AS100V Review: GoPro Finally Has Some Competition

For years, if you wanted an action camera you would buy GoPro by default. And for good reason! Sony has caught up in a hurry, though. Its newest entry into the increasingly crowded field looks like it might be one of the first legitimate GoPro alternatives. It just depends on which compromises you're willing to make. » 6/24/14 11:00am 6/24/14 11:00am

How the Moto X Compares to the Competition

After essentially leaking every spec possibly imaginable, the fruit of Motorola's Google-ized loins is finally here. And just as promised, it's a colorful, smooth beauty to behold. Which is great, but the real test comes with what it's packing under the hood. Can the Moto X keep up with the smartphone market's… » 8/01/13 3:10pm 8/01/13 3:10pm

How the New Nexus 7 Stacks Up to the Competition

Well, we already knew pretty much everything there was to know about the new Nexus 7 before Google's official announcement. You could have even technically have gone to Best Buy and bought (that is, pre-ordered) it this morning. But even though nothing was really a surprise, that doesn't change the fact that it's one… » 7/24/13 3:06pm 7/24/13 3:06pm

Galaxy S4 and HTC One Google Edition Hands-On: The Best Got Better

For years, one of Android's biggest problems has been Android skins that weigh down the best hardware the platform has to offer. But now the two best Android phones in the world—the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4—come in pure, stock Google Editions. And after spending some time with both, we can confirm that … » 6/26/13 1:00pm 6/26/13 1:00pm

Sony Xperia Tablet Z Review: Sony Finally Gets One (Mostly) Right

In a time when tablets are becoming increasing similar, it's rare that you pick up a device and have one of those, "Whoa!" moments. You relish them when they come, because it means that creativity and innovation still exist in a world of look-alikes. After years of trying and failing with Android tablets, Sony has… » 6/07/13 4:30pm 6/07/13 4:30pm

How the Nokia Lumia 925 Stacks Up to the Competition

Confirming yesterday's gorgeous leaked images, Nokia's finally unveiled its newest flagship Windows Phone, the Lumia 925. And just as the photos promised, this latest Lumia incarnation comes to us in a sleek, aluminum-cased beauty of a body. Now that's all good and dandy, but the real test comes with what it's… » 5/14/13 10:37am 5/14/13 10:37am