Outdoor Gear + Adventure Website and Mobile App. Gear Institute was founded in 2012 on the idea that outdoor enthusiasts deserved a better tool to help them buy the best outdoor gear for them.
Outdoor gear is expensive. The technologies are complicated. And the marketing spin is laid on thick. In many cases, the right gear can make for a comfortable, safe experience or a miserable, dangerous one. You should not have to parse page upon page of marketing fluff and reviews by amateur “gear reviewers” to help you find affordable gear you can rely on.
Gear Institute is a network of the best outdoor gear testers in America, dedicated to providing the most credible, objective, and helpful reviews and buying advice you can find on the web. Guides, veteran product testers, and top-level outdoor athletes put each product through extensive field testing against comparable products to provide you with clear, trustworthy, consumer-friendly comparisons of high-performance outdoor gear.