I'm also partial to ASICS's Favorite Long-Sleeve shirt, which, despite being long-sleeved, is thin and cool enough to wear during summer speed work. asics.com
Town CrossoverSure, you can sled or snowball-fight in your technical puffy. But you might appreciate the extra padding that this machine-washable wool-nylon beast provides. The huge collar pops up as...
Updated with an elegant new ergonomic case, the classic traveler's tool kit still includes nearly every widget you could wish foreven a wrench. www.wengerna.com
When the weather is waffling, IBEX's merino wool INDIE ARM WARMERS have thumb loopsand are the perfect hedge against a cold start and a hot, sweaty finish.
To trim grams, the Hydrogen forgoes everything but a small key pocket and full zip. The nylon breathes moderately well without the help of vents yet still shrugs off a light drizzle. 3 oz;...
Cut extra long and packed with 800-fill down for extreme cold, this super-puffy kept us warm in near-zero temps and 30-mph winds on a 12,000-foot-high ridgeline. 2 lbs; 66north.com
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