Gear of the Year Spring/Summer 2013

Spring is a time for renewal—for assessing your gear, making repairs, and deciding when to make the leap into trying something new. This season’s crop of newly minted outdoor toys and tools is filled with refinements—you won’t see a lot of revolutionary ideas (although there are a few), but, rather, a long list of improvements and clever tweaks that make these must-haves smarter, more comfortable, and easier to use.