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Women's Bouldering Woven Capris, Women's Roundhouse Dress

Jan 9, 2007
Outside Magazine
Bouldering Capri

Women's Bouldering Woven Capris

Roundhouse Dress

Women's Roundhouse Dress

Women's Bouldering Capri Pant ($98;
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;
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-on—and it came out looking dry-clean fresh.
Downside: The high-neck cut on the top felt a tad conservative.

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