The Best Compression Socks

To find the best compression socks, we consulted folks who wear them for all types of situations: during pregnancy, while working on their feet, for running, after working out, when traveling, and just because. After considering dozens of socks, we’ve tested 18 pairs since 2017, and we found six that are comfortably snug (yet...

The Best Slim Wallet

As everyone inches toward a futuristic cashless society where you can pay for everything with your smartphone, a slim wallet becomes all you need. (Say no thanks to a month’s worth of crumpled receipts, George.) A good one will also be comfortable in your pocket and bring you some pleasure—or maybe even a compliment—every...

The Best Duffle Bags

There are few bags as simple, versatile, and satisfying to use as a duffle. Its utilitarian design—a soft, oblong bag with one zippered opening, two handles, and/or a shoulder strap—suits anything from your daily commute to a weekend away to a fishing trip. After considering 88 bags and testing 33, we chose eight that...

The Best Briefcases

Even if your journey to the office these days is from your bed to the kitchen table, a briefcase can help you get into the work mindset. (Though for now you may just use it to store your laptop when it’s time to eat.) If you’re traveling to an office, a briefcase is a...

The Best Kids Backpacks for School

A great school backpack for kids should be able to corral all the stuff they need for the school day. It should also be appropriately sized for smaller bodies and comfortable to lug around. Also, since kids will carry a backpack every day for a school year (or beyond), it should be durable and...

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