Our Gear-of-the-Year-winning hiker stomps technical terrain with a toothy Vibram sole and breathes like the best of them. $110
A traditional stability shoe that rails against the minimalist craze.
An airy, mesh version of the waterproof Moraga OXT, this shoe is the perfect summertime day hiker. $110
Buyer's Guide editor Sam Moulton presents the GOY award to Cloudveil for the FirsTurn Hooded jacket.
Buyer's Guide managing editor Alicia Carr hits up the Smith booth at SIA for a quick history lesson.
Kicks built for smooth, short trail runs.
Michael Brown and his team at Serac Adventure Films pack up for Everest. <a href="http://adventurefilmschool.com/"Adventure Film School</a>
Masked in a proprietary waterproofing nano-technology, the multi-sport V-Lite Thunder can handle any weather condition. $90
An 850-fill goose down jacket at home on a weekend climb or in the city. $269
One of our favorite new softshells for this winter.
Sam Moulton heads to the Marmot booth to hear about a tough new hard shell to be released in winter 2012.
A winterized trail shoe built to take a pounding.
A pair of well-priced, versatile snowshoes built for rolling hills and trails.
Buyer's Guide managing editor Alicia Carr picks some of her favorite new gear from the SIA snow show.
Buyer's Guide managing editor Alicia Carr picks her favorite gear from the SIA Snow Show.