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We want to be the best outdoor gear resource on the planet. Help us get there.

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We take gear testing seriously at Outside. Every year, with the help of dozens of testers, we test hundreds of products. Our goal is to keep you informed about the best items in the outdoor world so you can make the most of your time outside. These reviews come in many forms, from our bi-annual Buyer’s Guides to our robust online coverage to our highly curated newsletters.

But we don’t always get it right. Maybe we missed covering a new hardshell you were really intrigued by; maybe you disagree with our advice on on how to repair your sleeping pad; maybe we left you wanting more context or detail in our seasonal ski coverage. We know we have room to grow—especially as we work more with our sister titles like Backpacker, Ski, Climbing, and more—and we have big ideas about how to get there.

But first we want to hear from you. We exist to serve our readers, who are some of the most passionate gear nerds on the planet. So, we want to ask you the overarching question: How can we do better? That’s why we created this eight-minute survey. We want to be the best gear resource on the planet. Help us get there.

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