Trusted Reviews and Advice on Mountain Gear for All Levels of Experience

Written by experts with years of experience in the alpine, our mountain gear reviews are carefully created in line with rigorous product testing standards and unbiased reporting guidelines.

Whether you're looking for the lightest, the best value, or the top performing product, you'll find detailed advice and testing results you can trust in the AlpInsider gear articles collection.

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10 Best Ski Boots For Intermediate Skiers
10 Best Ski Boots For Intermediate Skiers

Ready to find your new favorite ski boot? Our reviews of 10 best intermediate ski boots will have you wishing it was winter all year long.

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7 Best Ski Boot Dryers For 2022
7 Best Ski Boot Dryers For 2022

Ski boot dryers can make a big difference in how you maintain your gear. We review the top 7 boot dryers for keeping your gear dry.

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5 Best Personal Locator Beacons For Hiking & Mountaineering
5 Best Personal Locator Beacons For Hiking & Mountaineering

A personal locator beacon can make a life-saving difference if you have an accident in the mountains. We review the 5 best PLBs for hiking and mountaineering.

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The 5 Best Ice Climbing Boots in 2022
The 5 Best Ice Climbing Boots in 2022

Shopping for ice climbing boots? Before you buy, be sure to check out the best technical ice and mixed climbing boots on the market, right here.

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The 7 Best Ski Boots for Wide Feet in 2022
The 7 Best Ski Boots for Wide Feet in 2022

Are your feet feeling a little cramped in your current ski boots? Check out the list we compiled of the best alpine ski boots for wide feet in 2022.

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The 6 Best Cold Weather Camping Tents
The 6 Best Cold Weather Camping Tents

If you’re shopping for a new cold weather camping tent, we put together a list of the best 4-season winter camping tents to help you make a smart buy.

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The 8 Best Gaiters for Mountaineering and Hiking in 2022
The 8 Best Gaiters for Mountaineering and Hiking in 2022

Gaiters are fantastic at keeping water, ice, rocks, and dirt out of your boots while you hike. Click here to find the perfect pair for what you love to do.

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The 7 Best Headlamps for Backpacking and Mountaineering in 2022
The 7 Best Headlamps for Backpacking and Mountaineering in 2022

Finding the right backpacking headlamp for you can be daunting. Here are the best headlamps on the market and a few tips to find the right one.

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The 7 Best Snowshoes for Mountaineering in 2022
The 7 Best Snowshoes for Mountaineering in 2022

Snowshoes are a great tool to keep you active in the winter. Here, I’ll help you find the right pair of mountaineering snowshoes for your next winter hike.

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The 7 Best Mountaineering Helmets in 2022
The 7 Best Mountaineering Helmets in 2022

Your brain is your most valuable tool in the mountains. We rate the best mountaineering helmets to protect your head from whatever the mountain throws at you.

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The 6 Best Mountaineering Sunglasses
The 6 Best Mountaineering Sunglasses

Sunglasses for mountaineering are a lot more than just flashy eyewear. We created the ultimate guide to glacier glasses to help you find the right pair.

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The 6 Best Two-way Radios For The Mountains
The 6 Best Two-way Radios For The Mountains

Having a two-way radio or walkie talkie in the mountains keeps you in touch when you’re out of service. Here are some of the best money can buy.

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Top 9 Mountaineering Boots 2022
Top 9 Mountaineering Boots 2022

We searched high and low for the best mountaineering boots in 2022. Whether you’re an alpine veteran or a mountain newbie, these are our top picks.

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Best Crampons for Mountaineering
Best Crampons for Mountaineering

We review the best crampons for mountaineering and explain how to choose the right ones for your upcoming adventures.

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Crampons vs Microspikes—Which Do You Need for Mountaineering?
Crampons vs Microspikes—Which Do You Need for Mountaineering?

We explain how to decide between crampons vs microspikes for mountaineering and review the 3 best crampons and microspikes.

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The Best Cameras for Hiking & Mountaineering
The Best Cameras for Hiking & Mountaineering

We review the 8 best cameras to take on your next outdoor adventure and explain what to look for in a camera. Find out which camera is right for you.

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The 5 Best Hydration Bladders 2022
The 5 Best Hydration Bladders 2022

I review the 5 best hydration bladders for hiking and mountaineering, plus explain how to choose a bladder and how to clean your hydration system.

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The 8 Best Mountaineering Backpacks 2022
The 8 Best Mountaineering Backpacks 2022

Check out my guide to the 8 best mountaineering backpacks to find the right backpack for your next adventure.

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The 8 Best Mountaineering Gloves 2022
The 8 Best Mountaineering Gloves 2022

Looking for a pair of gloves for ice climbing, skiing, and alpine adventures? We review the 8 best mountaineering gloves in 2022.

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The 8 Best Lightweight Rain Jackets in 2022
The 8 Best Lightweight Rain Jackets in 2022

We review the 8 best lightweight rain jackets for hiking and mountaineering and explain how to choose the best rain jacket for you.

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The 10 Best Down Jackets for Hiking and Mountaineering in 2022
The 10 Best Down Jackets for Hiking and Mountaineering in 2022

We review the 10 best down jackets for hiking and mountaineering in 2022 and explain how to find the best down jacket for any conditions.

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The 8 Best Mountaineering Tents – Expert Guide
The 8 Best Mountaineering Tents – Expert Guide

Looking for the best mountaineering tent? We review the 8 best tents for the alpine and explain how to choose a tent for mountaineering.

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Mountaineering Gear List: The 10 Essentials
Mountaineering Gear List: The 10 Essentials

Preparing for the unexpected is key to hiking and climbing in the alpine. Here, we cover the 10 essentials you should add to your mountaineering gear list.

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The Best 8 Ice Axes for Mountaineering - Expert Guide
The Best 8 Ice Axes for Mountaineering - Expert Guide

We review the 8 best mountaineering ice axes and explain what to look for when choosing an axe for glacier travel or climbing.

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The 9 Best Mountaineering Pants in 2022
The 9 Best Mountaineering Pants in 2022

A solid pair of mountaineering pants is essential. Here, I'll show you my 9 favorite pairs and explain how to choose the best mountaineering pants for your next alpine adventure.

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