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The Best Gloves of 2017

Your paws deserve the best. [photo]2119646[/photo] Outdoor Research Capstone Heated Why spend five bills on electric gloves? To play longer when the mercury drops. A heating surface covers...

The 6 Best Winter Gloves of 2013

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 10 Best Hiking Shoes of Summer 2012

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...

Smith Optics Maze - Helmet: Reviews

Smith Optics Maze - Helmet: Reviews

The lightest option here (it weighs just 15 ounces), this airy helmet was our top choice for touring. If you're a hothead like me, you'll love the way the vents flow air through the helmet as well as...

Mountain Hardwear Minus One: Gloves Reviews

Mountain Hardwear Minus One: Gloves Reviews

Although it was designed for ice climbing, the Minus One proved ideal for everything from backcountry skiing to cold-weather mountain biking. It's waterproof, light and supple, reinforced in all the...

Seirus Xtreme - Gloves: Reviews

Seirus Xtreme - Gloves: Reviews

Backcountry skiing, hiking, snowshoeing, skate skiing. We did it all in this versatile soft-shell glove. seirus.com

POC Frontal - Helmet: Reviews

POC Frontal - Helmet: Reviews

Front vents above the goggles force air between the helmet's two layers, while the back vents draw air away. The result: chimney-like airflow that doesn't whistle across your head. Flip a lever to...

Hestra Eco-Cure - Gloves: Reviews

Hestra Eco-Cure - Gloves: Reviews

Removable wool liner. Remarkably supple. And the leather is made without any synthetic dyes or harmful metals. hestrausa.com

Dakine Blockade - Gloves: Reviews

Dakine Blockade - Gloves: Reviews

Where I live, we do the Santa Fe Double in springtime: a morning ski tour followed by a bike ride. This lightweight, neoprene-cuffed, Gore Windstopper glove was my favorite for both. dakine.com

180s Model Patrol - Gloves: Reviews

180s Model Patrol - Gloves: Reviews

Removable liner, elastic leash, chamois, goggle squeegee, iPod-wheel fingertip dots: If the Patrol had a bathroom, you could sublet it. 180s.com

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