Gear

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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...
No matter what's going on outside, it always looks better through these sunglasses. The secret is REVO's high-quality glass lens. Sure it adds a bit of weight, but it also makes the glass more durable and I've never worn a...
The latest and greatest in men's warm-weather activewear ($60; Columbia)Everything about this shirt is made to be cool. When you sweat, the Omni Freeze ICE treatment creates a chemical reaction that noticeably cools the shirt down. (The treatment lasts for...
Look cool and stay cool in the latest summer fashion ($60; Sherpa Adventure Gear)This super-soft tank-style T-shirt is made with fabric that’s infused with Xylitol—add sweat and you get the same cooling on your skin that you get in your...
We tested some of this year's light, year-round shells. Here are the best This is the kind of jacket that you're either going to love or hate, depending on how well it fits. The cuffs don't adjust and some may...
Take it from a parent of a kid who loves to camp, paddle, explore and generally get down and dirty outside: it's hard to find good gear for little people—but not impossible.And it matters. Good gear will make taking junior...
Ten boots. Zero blisters. The score sheet from our gear test tells you something about buying hiking boots in 2012. The right pair should feel good fresh out of the box.Style: A pound on the foot equals five on the...
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