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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...

Cloudveil Hoback - Pants: Reviews

Cloudveil Hoback - Pants: Reviews

Good for Backcountry Problem: Snowy lifts are cold. Solution: the Hoback. Cloudveil took a two-layer Gore-Tex Pro Shell and shot it up with PrimaLoft insulation. Too toasty? Unzip the thigh vents....

Spyder EXO Link - Gloves: Reviews

Spyder EXO Link - Gloves: Reviews

By welding, and not stitching, this waterproof-breathable soft-shell glove to a leather palm, Spyder made the most comfortable glove in this year's test. spyder.com

Scott Unltd - Pants: Reviews

Scott Unltd - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountryThe relaxed-fit Unltd is like a soft shell that Super Fly would've worn. But with Gore's latest laminate lining, taped seams, and strategically placed Thermolite insulation, you...

Outdoor Research Tangent - Gloves: Reviews

Outdoor Research Tangent - Gloves: Reviews

There are dozens of leather, waterproof gloves on the market, but none fits as well as the Tangent. Credit the thinner fleece insulation on the palm and heavier, loftier filling on the back of the...

Patagonia Sidewall - Pants: Reviews

Patagonia Sidewall - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountryPatagonia's H2No shell is about as closed off as North Korea, only much cozier, thanks to a polyester mesh lining that puts a warm buffer between your skin and the well-guarded...

Marmot Alpinist - Gloves: Reviews

Marmot Alpinist - Gloves: Reviews

With reinforcements at the palm and fingers, ample insulation, a removable liner, and Xtrafit technology (see Scott, left), these are the perfect mountaineering gloves. Of course, I loved skiing in...

The North Face Apex Randonee - Pants: Reviews

The North Face Apex Randonee - Pants: Reviews

Good for BackcountrySkiing in this soft shell is as close as you can come to doing sports in your jammies. But with a raised back waist, reinforced knee patches, and kick patches at the ankles, the...

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