Biking

Fi'zi:k R3 Shoes

The three-piece carbon sole and glovelike heel cup on Fi'zi:k R3 shoes make them as efficient in transferring power as they are good-looking. $300;

Nalini Lambro Light Compression Bibs

Nalini's Lambro Light Compression bibs are so comfy—and the chamois so amazingly cushy—that after just one ride you'll understand why nearly half the teams in the 2010 Tour de...

Rapha Club Jersey

Rapha's Club Jersey is the most sophisticated-looking top we've ever worn. If fits as well as a tailored shirt, and the merino blend is substantial but cooling—perfect for brisk...

Cycling in Shenandoah National Park, Virginia

In 2010, the Park Service repaved most of the classic, gorgeous 100-mile Skyline Drive, which cuts through the heart of Shenandoah. Take advantage by going in the middle of the week, when the...

3. Paddle the Northwest

The best way to beat Olympic's crowds? Sea-kayak the park's remote Pacific coast. Go in July or August, when the swells are usually below six feet and the spectacular 64-mile out-and-back from...

Essential Commuter Bike Gear

At just 8.5 ounces, the Showers Pass Elite Pro jacket may well be the lightest three-layer waterproof-breathable shell on earth. $230;

Exposure Lights Spark light

The four-setting, 240-lumen Exposure Lights Spark light is incredibly powerful for its size, and the bomber waterproof housing features a batter-life indicator. $139;

Mission Workshop’s Rambler Rolltop Pack

Pricey for a backpack? Yes. A finely detailed, last-forever, 22-liter waterproof backpack that expands to double its size? Not in the least. Mission Workshop's Rambler Rolltop pack

Swrve Wool Cap

Class it up a touch with a Swrve wool cap ($28; swrvestore.com); it's midweight and low-profile enough to wear under your...

Giro Surface Helmet

A stylish lid is worthless without a comfortable fit system. Giro's six-vent Surface helmet delivers; a quick spin of the dial is all it takes to snug it up....

Outlier Workwear Pants Iteration Two

Outlier's Workwear Pants Iteration Two are our favorite four-season cycling trousers, with a perfect bike specific cut (with gusseted crotch) and office-worthy style in a tough...

Kryptonite Evolution Mini-7 Lock

Anchor your ride with Kryptonite's Evolution Mini-7 lock. The seven-inch U-shackle is long enough for most situations, while the included cable secures your front wheel or...

DZR Strasse Shoes

DZR's comfortable ride/walk Strasse shoes are SPD-compatible, but the recessed cleat hides beneath a removable panel in the sole, so you won't annoy colleagues...

Vaude Cluster Air 10+3 Pack

Vaude's Cluster Air 10+3 pack has one of the best suspension systems we've ever tested: a tensioned mesh back panel separates the load from your body, and the foam shoulder straps...

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