Be good to your hands
Warm hands make everybody happier, so check out these six pairs of gloves–the best of 2014.
The Guide lite is a thin glove that allows for superb dexterity.
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-...
The Baltoro ranks as our most breathable glove, great for drier climbs and going uphill.
The Outbacker moves like a welterweight but brings the heat like a heavyweight
The waterproof Ranger Mitt is one of the toastiest gloves we've tested.
Made mostly from goat leather with a tight cuff, the Forge is impressively warm and tough.
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...
A three-season shoe up for just about anything.
Trail shoes still fall into two basic categories: (1) heavier-duty, backpacking-boot-inspired high-tops that can handle off-trail travel and have serious ankle support, and (2) lighter-weight low and...
This summertime day hiker can double as a runner in a pinch.
Punches above its weight.
A hot-weather hiker that can double as your adventure travel shoe.
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...