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Sustainability meets performance in these eco-friendly products

1. Nau Cleanline Jacket

Green Gear

Built-in stretch and minimalist design make this 100-percent-recycled-polyester soft shell crag- and curb-friendly. $220; nau.com

2. El Naturalista Moai
Wear these slip-ons to the eco-lodge: They have hand-stitched uppers, natural rubber outsoles, and vegetable-tanned leather. $160; elnaturalista.com

3. Ex Officio Tofutech Tee Shirt
Soy fabric makes this wicking technical tee incredibly soft. $34; exofficio.com

4. GoLite Drimove Sleeveless Top
Carbon particles from coconut husks give this ultralight shirt odor resistance. Recycled polyester makes it quick-drying and moisture-wicking. $28; golite.com

5. Osprey Circuit
The ReSource pack series, available this summer, employs recycled fabric, webbing, buckles, zipper pulls, and more. $99; ospreypacks.com

6. Timberland Greenscapes Mountain Sneaker
The outsole is recycled. The leather vegetable-tanned. But that's not all: It's Timberland's first shoe to carry the company's groundbreaking Green Index label, which rates a product on its overall environmental impact. $95; timberland.com

Part II

Green Gear

1. Timbuk2 Hemp/PET Bag
Hemp is durable, grows fast without pesticides, and looks great blended with recycled polyester in this classic messenger bag. $150; timbuk2.com

2. Pacific Outdoor Eco Thermo 6
From its bamboo insulation to the recycled aluminum valve to the dye-free fabric, this carbon-neutral sleeping pad lets you sleep with a clean conscience. $150; pacoutdoor.com

3. Big Agnes Battle Mountain
Heated bamboo creates charcoal, which is then used to make a synthetic fiber, which in turn makes up the insulation on the bottom of this bag (down fill, also sustainable, is used on top). -15°F; $289; bigagnes.com

4. Patagonia Eco Rain Shell
Both the outer layers and lining of this jacket are made of 100 percent recycled polyester. $190; patagonia.com

5. Patagonia Finn
There's nothing crunchy about this sleek approach shoe, even though it has recycled content in the midsole, outsole, and footbed. $110; patagonia.com

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