After covering the people, sports and activities, politics, art, literature, and (especially) hardware of the outdoors for nearly 35 years, you can rest assured that Outside Magazine knows a thing or two about exceptional outdoor products.
Needless to say, we were humbled by the fact that they included not one, but two Wenger products in their Outside Buyer's Guide: Summer 2012.
Outside's exclusive list of watches consisted of six sport-specific models which could "do practically everything but plan your next adventure", including the Aerograph Cockpit Chrono 77011.
Aerograph Cockpit Chrono 77011 Swiss Watch (Review by Will Palmer)
Wenger goes for a coalition mindset with this NATO Green model. (It's also available in black.) The stainless-steel body and thick rubber strap give the Cockpit a reassuringly hefty - but not too heavy - feel. And because it's waterproof to 100 meters, it's up for just about any adventure. Read the original Outside product review.
Considering the sheer number of "trekking poles, stoves, multi-tools, and other essentials" that the Outside team tested this year, we were flattered that the RangerGripô 90 Swiss Army Knife made their elite list of "hike tech" must haves.
RangerGripô 90 Swiss Army Knife (Review by Sam Moulton)
The oversize, nine-tool, 15-function RangerGrip is ideal for longer, gear-intensive missions - when things will inevitably need to be fixed, sawed, or sewn. It's especially handy in cold temperatures, as the grippy handle and amply sized tools are easy to manipulate with gloves on. The only bummer: the Phillips and flathead bits live in the carrying case and are easy to lose. Read the original Outside product review.
Read both Wenger product reviews in Outside's Summer 2012 Buyer's Guide.