Dave Cox

Outdoor Research Luminary Gloves

If you ski mostly in wet snow, like the stuff in Northern California and the Pacific Northwest, then you need something waterproof. In drier climes, like the Central Rockies, a water-resistant soft-...

Rab Baltoro Gloves

The Baltoro ranks as our most breathable glove, great for drier climbs and going uphill.

Stoic Forge Gloves

Made mostly from goat leather with a tight cuff, the Forge is impressively warm and tough.

Chaco Bulloo Vade

A hot-weather hiker that can double as your adventure travel shoe.

Scarpa Moraine Mid GTX

BEST FOR: The one-pair hiker. THE TEST: “They just fit me,” was a common refrain, with testers exclaiming how secure the instep felt. That snug feel comes from the suede rib cage that...

Salewa MTN Trainer GTX

Deft enough to tempt adventure climbers away from bringing rock shoes on semitechnical routes.

Crispi Monaco GTX

Enough protection to wear well into winter, but they’re a bit warm for quick midsummer jaunts.

Timberland Lite Trace Mid

BEST FOR: Getting there first. THE TEST: At a gossamer 13 ounces, the Trace was the lightest midcut shoe in the test. Timberland defies gravity by inserting a lightweight foam in the midsole more...