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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Rogue)

Rogue Wood Rings

Whether you’re doing standing ring rows on your way to your first pull-up or churning out full-on muscle-ups, a set of simple wooden rings can get you fitter faster. 

Price $72

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Nike)

Nike Free Train Force Flyknit Shoes

An air-permeable knit upper makes this the most breathable trainer we’ve worn, while the dual-density sole softens impacts from box jumps and provides a stable platform for lifts.

Price $150

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Prana)

Prana Maha Towel

The polyester Maha comes in handy whether you’re a hot-yoga junkie or just sweating it out in the garage. And at just 16 by 20 inches, it easily disappears into your bag after a workout.

Price $18

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Prana)

Prana Orion 1/4 Zip Shirt

Early-morning runs are a little easier with this pullover, which features moisture-wicking fabric and flat seams that prevent chafing. The lightweight polyester is ultracomfortable and looks polished enough to wear even when you’re not working out.

Price $79

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(X-Pole)

X-Pole X-Pert Pole

Get your mind out of the gutter. Pole-fitness studios are popping up all over the country because the workouts build a ton of upper-body strength. The 45-­millimeter X-Pert fits a seven- to almost ten-foot ceiling. 

Price $400

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Lululemon)

Lululemon License to Train Pants

When we aren’t in ski bibs, we’ve got these slim-fitting bottoms on. They’re made of svelte, four-way stretch fabric and have internal pockets for a cell phone and other essentials.

Price $118

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Garmin)

Garmin Fenix 3 HR Watch

The Fenix 3 blends sports cred (modes for running, swimming, and skiing, along with a built-in ­altimeter and barometer) with day-to-day features such as activity tracking, smartphone connectivity, and two weeks of battery life. 

Price $600

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Thera Cane)

Thera Cane Original Massager

Six strategically placed knobs on the Thera Cane allow you to work the soreness out of muscles in hard-to-reach places. 

Price $30

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Winter Buyer’s Guide
(Noble)

Noble 3D SLA Earbuds

Noble uses custom molds of your ears to produce bespoke earbuds. Couple that with bass-heavy sound and it’s like climbing into a recording studio. Most important, the custom fit means your significant other can’t steal them.

Price $599

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The Best Road Running Shoes of 2017

The season’s best trainers keep you moving through nasty weather. (New Balance) New Balance Fresh Foam Gobi  Gear of the Year Take these pages as proof that we’re in the midst of a running-shoe renaissance. They feature not only the best of our extensive test, but also some of the most creative designs we’ve seen in years. Like what? Try a midcut hiking boot that doubles as a legit trail runner. Or a roadie with a knit sock for an upper. Or the do-it-all maestro of the season, the Gear of the Year–­winning Gobi. It’s a fast, energetic road-trail combo

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The Best Trail Running Shoes of 2017

Our three favorite kicks for the trail. (Salomon) Salomon Speedcross 4 GTX  Best For: Techy ridge running.  The Test: If the Speedcross has a spirit animal, it’s the wily mountain goat. With its big, gummy lugs, moderately narrow performance last, and Gore-Tex waterproof bootie, this shoe is as nimble and surefooted as any in its class—a confident, capable performer on treacherous trails, shoulder-season muck, and packed snow. While the 23-millimeter heel feels thick and forgiving, and the low-riding forefoot precise and responsive, the steep ten-millimeter drop between them made the shoe a little awkward on low-angle descents. The quick-pull laces

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The Best Winter Running Shoes of 2017

The three best runners for the worst conditions.  (The North Face) The North Face Ultra MT Winter  Best For: Ankle-deep snow.  The Test: Our eyes immediately went to the integrated gaiter, designed to keep you going while everyone else is indoors. So it was nice to discover that the shoe beneath it was no mere afterthought. The Ultra MT Winter is a highly protective, highly responsive trainer with a moderately thick midsole, a waterproof toe, and a definite spring in its step, despite slower turnover. The narrow performance last might be rough on wide feet, but it offers a solidly

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The Best Women's Running Shoes of 2017

Here are our favorites for road and trail. (Pearl Izumi) Pearl Izumi EM Trail N2 v3 The Trail N2 is the strong, silent type. It isn’t flashy and aims right down the middle between comfort cruiser and technical speedster—which is exactly why it’s a perennial tester favorite. This year’s iteration has a new seamless upper and retains the smooth, rockered roll on packed trails, good quick turnover, moderate cushioning, with a precise, responsive, and protective feel. 9.4 oz; 4 mm drop Price $130 Buy Now   (Inov8) Inov8 X-Claw 275 For those who like to move quickly and feel every nuance of

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The Best Winter Hiking Boots of 2017

From trailhead to summit, boots to keep your feet warm and dry.  (Under Armour) Under Armour Clackamas 200 Best For: Deep Snow If you tramp through half a foot of fresh every morning to get to your car, take note. The 10.5-inch-tall Clackamas rises above the snow, while its water-resistant rubber-and-canvas upper laughs off precipitation. Inside, your feet will be warm and happy, nestled above a memory-foam footbed.  Price $130 Buy Now (Saucony) Saucony Razor Ice+ Best For: Runners Who Love the Cold   Based on Saucony’s popular Peregrine, the Razor Ice+ is basically a running shoe that loves winter. It’s got the same

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The Best Fuel of 2017

Performance snacks get a natural makeover. (AlpineAire) AlpineAire Guacamole Thanks to the geniuses at Alpine-Aire, guac is no longer a luxury reserved for glamping with a well-stocked cooler—it’s a trail-ready hors d’oeuvre you’ve earned after hiking miles in the backcountry. Just add water to the 1.4-ounce package, filled with freeze-dried avocado, onion, and serrano pepper. Don’t forget the chips. Price $9 Buy Now (I Heart Keenwah) I Heart Keenwah Sweet Chili Quinoa Puffs Sure, you can cook quinoa while backpacking. The seed is easy to prepare and protein-rich, but it’s also bland on its own. That’s why we like these snackable puffs, infused with zesty jalapeño and habanero

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The Best Cold-Weather Running Gear of 2017

Winter-training heroes require apparel with oomph. (The North Face) The North Face Flight Series Fuse Jacket “Breathable running shell” is usually an oxymoron. Not so the Fuse, which is built from a single piece of fabric with different properties woven throughout. It’s breathable where you need it to be (along the upper back and under the arms) and durable everywhere else. Elastic bands on the hood and cuffs keep out the wet.  Price $250 Buy Now (Patagonia) Patagonia Speed Waffle Crew Shirt This fleecy pullover feels like a cashmere sweater but performs like a techy racer. Four-way stretch moves with you,

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The Best Snowshoes of 2017

Over the river and through the woods.  (Fimbulvetr) Fimbulvetr Hikr Best For: Deep Snow Breaking trail in winter is just about the most difficult workout you can do. But that Herculean endeavor is made a bit easier with a platform like the Norwegian Hikr strapped to your foot. The lightweight plastic honeycomb frame helped it float better in powder than any other snowshoe on this page. Plus, it’s 100 percent recyclable. 4.7 lbs Price $270 Buy Now (L.L.Bean) L.L.Bean Green Mountain Best For: Keeping Forever Snowshoes have been around for at least 4,000 years. And the original ones looked a lot like the

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The Best Women's Winter Workout Gear of 2017

Don't let the snow stop you. (CurrexSole) CurrexSole RunPro Insoles If you’re training year-round, you’ve got to take extra care of your feet. RunPro insoles are built from an EVA composite that’s cushy yet responsive, and they come in high, medium, or low arch.  Price $50 Buy Now (Flylow) Flylow Betty Down Hoodie  Post-workout, throw on the 800-fill Betty. It’s treated with DownTek and DWR, so you can move straight to après beers in the parking lot. Price $250 Buy Now (Stonewear) Stonewear Designs Tempo Sports Bra Made from moisture-wicking, silky polyester with a touch of Lycra for stretch, this support piece has spaghetti straps and

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The Best Fat Bikes of 2017

Nearly a decade has passed since we reviewed the Surly Pugsley—the world’s first commercially available fattie—and during that time fat bikes have gone from outlandish specialty machines to must-have, all-season ATVs. Today, every major manufacturer offers an entire stable of fat-bike designs, which means that more money than ever is flowing into R&D. There are now full-suspension fatties that can shred dirt as well as snow, and even budget bikes have made huge strides in performance.  Case in point: the Heller Bloodhound (above; $1,899), which is slacker (for stability) and tighter at the chainstays (for faster acceleration) than the original Pugsley. With full-carbon

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The Best Cold-Weather Biking Gear of 2017

Riding in winter doesn't have to be painful. (Rapha) Rapha Pro Team Thermal Aerosuit Think of this one-piece as a nordic skin suit for cyclists. It’s incredibly warm, courtesy of the windproof, water-resistant, waffle-weave fleece on the front. But you won’t overheat: the fabric’s lighter in back to let cool air in.  Price $440 Buy Now (Specialized/686) Specialized/686 Tech Insulator Jacket Supreme warmth and breathability: that’s what you get from the Tech Insulator, thanks to PrimaLoft insulation across the back and chest, and stretchy polyester-and-spandex panels along the sides.   Price $125 Buy Now (Kennett Mohrman) Smith Squad MTB Goggles Most goggles fog in cold weather. Not

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