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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...

FlyLow Tough Gloves - Gloves: Reviews

FlyLow Tough Gloves - Gloves: Reviews

FlyLow takes a classic pigskin-and-Thinsulate work glove and oven-bakes it with a beeswax coating. The result: warmth and water resistance for the price of dinner. flylowgear.com

Black Diamond Soloist - Gloves: Reviews

Black Diamond Soloist - Gloves: Reviews

I loved this glove for midwinter tours. My routine: Skin up wearing just the waterproof-breathable shells, then put the fleece liners in for a warm, dry descent. blackdiamondequipment.com

Scott Cocoon - Gloves: Reviews

Scott Cocoon - Gloves: Reviews

No sloppy fit here. Because the Cocoon's Gore-Tex barrier—called Xtrafit—is permanently fused to the rest of the glove, the inner layer never shifts around annoyingly. scottusa.com

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...

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