Gear

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($210; 1.3 lb/575 g)A full-length sheet of foam embedded in the midsole makes these long-distance hikers as comfortable as a pair of runners. When the track got rough, an external heel stabilizer and underfoot shank kept us walking in confidence...
The first question of paddling is, one blade or two? Though the closed-cockpit design of kayaks steers some claustrophobes to the open embrace of canoes, the truth is that kayaks have advantages over canoes for those who are just learning...
Our picks for 2012's best pairs $130; 1.7 lbs, 770 g; 
chacos.com Our testers loved these shoes for the same reason they love Chaco sandals: comfort. For the Vade, Chaco uses the same arch, midsole and heel risers as it does...
There are more niche-specific light hikers than there are swimming events at the Olympics, so figure out what you need. For scrambling and approach: a sticky sole and a protective rubber rand. For rough trail hiking: a deep lugged outsole...
2 outfitting choices for retaining heat 1. Lay out a big pile of cash for a thin drysuit. The rubber gaskets at the neck and cuffs exclude all water, leaving you dry inside (as long as the material is breathable). Models...
For getting a rope from point A to point B, while keeping an end at point A. You can’t shout louder than Old Man River. Pity the paddlers who have to break into the downriver shuttle car to get the keys left...
Do your part for Mother Nature by buying products that are as good for the earth as they are at what they do These organizing cubes are made from repurposed scraps. In the past, the cuttings would have been incinerated.
Where Ray Zahab is running determines what he packs What Ray Zahab takes with him depends on where in the world he’s running. Last summer, when he ran the 100-kilometre Akshayuk Pass trail on Baffin Island, he carried a hydration pack...
Find out what essentials mountain-biker Kiara Bisaro brings Olympic veteran Kiara Bisaro doesn’t like to have too much stuff bouncing around on her back when she’s riding so she only takes the essentials and keeps it light. In her jersey pockets...
Find out what pro paddler Tyler Curtis carries with him and why When expert creeker and expedition paddler Tyler Curtis prepares to paddle a new run, he’s ready for everything. Besides the expected accessories—a knife, throw bag and whistle—here’s what he...
Road biker Michael Barry likes to keep things simple When you log a couple of hundred K on your training rides to prep for multi-week tours, you can’t just walk home if something goes wrong with your bike. But you don’t...
Pro climber Sonnie Trotter shares how he stays organized Sonnie Trotter’s 2006 clean ascent of Cobra Crack, a 5.14b/c Squamish aid line, is still considered the hardest gear climb ever completed. For climbs like this, Trotter plans every movement carefully...
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