Women's Bouldering Capri Pant ($98; nau.com)
Testing Grounds: A holiday tree trimming party in Bel Aire, California; a hike near Santa Fe, New Mexico.
Data: The stretchy, recycled polyester repels dirt and moisture, yet remains breathable. We spilled fancy French cheese on these mid-calf pants at a high-end soirée, and it wiped right off. Same for dirt. The fitted-waist pants worked as well under a backpack or harness as they did with a pair of heels. Plus, they rolled into a ball in our suitcase and didn't wrinkle.
Downside: No belt loops, so be sure to get exactly the right size.
Women's Roundhouse Dress ($135; nau.com)
Testing Grounds: A plane to LAX; to the office.
Data: The most comfortable dress we've worn that didn't look like a potato sack. With an asymmetrical hemline and tailored bodice, this is a cocktail dress that also travels well. It's made from 88 percent recycled polyester, and topped off with a durable water repellent and abrasion-resistant finish. We spilled wine on it, walked in the rain in it, and shoved it into our carry-onand it came out looking dry-clean fresh.
Downside: The high-neck cut on the top felt a tad conservative.