Gear

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So, whether you're looking for some outerwear, base layers, boots, tents, bags or you're just curious how to shop for it all and choose the gear that will fit your needs, check out these articles below: 3 Hot New Base...
Last winter this became my go to jacket — whether it was skiing at the hill or walking the dog on the beach. The lightweight, synthetic dynamic duo of Omni-warm and Omni-heat insulation kept me toasty, even when the wet...
This is the pack for those who want to do it all — everywhere. The Supercontinent features a zip-up flap that conceals the backpack straps and imparts “sport bag” style. However, the Supercontinent is fully outfitted with outdoor adventure function.
Attention all serious birdwatchers — these are for you. A relatively new player in the world of optics, Vortex Optics prides itself by providing high-end glass at a price that undercuts European brans such as Leica and Zeiss. Are the...
Marmot’s half-zip midweight base layer is popular for a reason — Polartec Power Dry fabrics wick away moisture while its activated carbon eliminates odours and even provides UPF 40 protection. Mobility is considered with stretchy fabrics in all the right...
A solid boot fit is essential for good skiing—boots transfer your body’s movement to the skis. If the fit is not right, the message gets muddled. Finding the perfect fit is tough, but Stable 26 can help. These ski socks...
Sitting somewhere between a full-on winter boot and a hiker, the Incline may be the best of both worlds. The above-the-ankle height includes six eyelets’ worth of lacing to dial in the fit. A mix of leather and suede backed...
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The Olympics are almost here! But that doesn’t mean you have to stay indoors, glued to your TV during this gorgeous mid-summer weather to make sure you don’t miss a beat. After all, we know you want to...
Finally, shoes that actually feel as comfortable when you’re hiking as they do when you’re biking. Even with a clipless pedal cleat installed—it recedes beneath the lugged outsole—you can walk comfortably on pavement and trails without sounding like a tap...
Helmet: Your brain bucket is your best friend in the mountains: Peaks shed rocks, especially when your buddy knocks them loose. Any UIAA- or CE-certified one will do. While bike helmet-style foam ones are light, they’re not as durable as...
1) Warm layers: The temperature falls at least a degree Celsius per 1,000 feet of climbing. Add wind chill and conductive heat loss, and you can get cold fast.2) Gloves: You’ll regret leaving them at home; rock and ice are...
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