The best outdoor gear, plus in-depth product reviews and recommendations for hunting, bowhunting, recreational and competitive shooting, fishing, and camping.



It doesn’t matter if you’re a devout minimalist or a self-proclaimed gearhead who wants all the bells and whistles: every outdoorsman and woman needs good gear for their favorite pursuits. We believe gear should be reliable, durable, effective, and reasonably priced for the value, and our mission is to cover the latest and greatest guns, ammo, tackle, camo, and more with a critical eye. Our experts are committed to reader service: Outdoor Life delivers honest opinions and unvarnished experiences with the gear we test and review. When you buy something using the retail links on our site, we may earn a small commission, but we never accept money for editorial gear reviews.

Keep an eye out for our flagship gear tests of shotguns, rifles, binoculars, riflescopes, spotting scopes, compound bows, crossbows, fishing rods, and reels. And when we say test, we mean test: We put each gear item through a rigorous series of objective and subjective evaluations by a panel of experts, and grade each piece accordingly. These annual tests are supplemented by reviews of our favorite gear, roundups and GOAT lists, first-looks of new products from industry trade shows, and gift guides for all occasions.