Gear that can keep up, no matter how hard the efforts.

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Kari Traa Svala Hoodie ($80)

With a zip neck and a mesh back that wicks sweat from your body, this poly-wool hoodie fits like a second skin.

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Louis Garneau Method Neck Gaiter ($19)

The silky fabric on LG’s neck warmer is thick enough to protect but not so thick as to suffocate.

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ProBar Chocolate Cherry Cashew Bites (12 for $24)

ProBar’s 1.6-ounce organic bars serve up 190 calories in a yummy mix of brown rice, dried cherries, and cashew butter.

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Craft Repel Jacket ($175) 

Windproof, waterproof, and breathable, this shell fat-biked with us on a blustery 18-degree midwestern day. Long vertical vents in sweat zones provided a much welcomed cooldown on steep hill repeats.

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Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Trail Running Shoes ($140) 

Hoka built these shoes on a new last with a wider midsole and a roomier toe box to increase stability. The beefier outsole with deep lugs coasted over all kinds of terrain, from Arizona to Minnesota.

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The North Face Motivation Tech Bra ($50)

The T-back, front V-cut, and simple print combine to make a fun, flattering sports bra that’s also highly functional, thanks to the quick-drying polyester-elastane fabric, molded cups, and wide-cut straps.

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Helly Hansen Lifa Merino Hybrid 3/4 Boot Top Tights ($90) 

This 100 percent merino wool base layer warms legs without the annoying bulk or bunching. The trick: flatlock seams and cuffs at midcalf that lock the tights in place.

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CEP Progressive+ Merino Socks ($60) 

These medical-grade compression socks have a seamless toe to minimize blisters, while the merino wicks sweat and keeps you warm.

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Seirus Solarsphere Brink Gloves ($50) 

Sunlight will warm the gloves’ hollow filament insulation, boosting the inside temperature by up to 10 degrees.

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Decibullz Custom-Fit Earphones ($120) 

It takes only about 20 minutes to custom-mold these slick Bluetooth earbuds, creating a precise fit. The shaped buds ensure the Decibullz won’t fall out while you’re running.

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Skida Alpine Hat ($36) 

With generous coverage and bright floral patterns, this warm fleece hat makes subzero workouts almost fun.

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Dynafit SpeedFit Dynastretch Pants ($180)

These pants—with a zippered, adjustable cuff and a wind-resistant nylon soft-shell front—are durable, warm, and light. A stretchy waist and brushed elastic in back mean the Dynastretch moves with you on uphills.

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The Best Running Shoes of 2018

Pavement? Trail? Snow? These workhorses have you covered. (Charles Dustin Sammann) Nike Zoom Fly ($150) Race shoes can’t be training shoes. Or so we thought. The Zoom Fly—a speed-addicted trainer born out of Nike’s attempt to break the two-hour-marathon mark—was both the most exciting shoe of the year and the most fun. With its carbon-infused nylon plate running from heel to toe, the Zoom Fly is the stiffest trainer we’ve ever seen, period. But that isn’t a bad thing. We immediately noticed the powerful, propulsive forward spring, lightning-quick turnover, and snappy feel, despite the relatively

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The Best Cold-Weather Running Gear of 2018

Don't let the cold shut down your training. (Courtesy Altra) Altra Wasatch Jacket ($199) For snowy runs, a lightweight shell is essential. But it needn’t be overbuilt. The Wasatch—with its waterproof membrane, taped zippers that shed light snow, and ventilated armpits that breathe when you’re slogging uphill—hits the sweet spot. Buy Now (Courtesy Smartwool) Smartwool PhD Seamless Boxer Briefs ($48) Merino wool and stretchy nylon make Smartwool’s Seamless ideal for layering under tights or pants. The nylon prevents bunching, and wool offers insulation and breathability for lung-busting jaunts in the cold. Buy

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The Best Snowshoes of 2018

Play atop the powder with these new decks. (Charles Dustin Sammann) Dion Model 120/Laser (From $240) Just when we thought Dion couldn’t lighten its racing snowshoes any further, the company launched the Model 120, which sheds even more ounces thanks to aircraft-grade aluminum tubing. At only seven inches wide and 20.5 inches long, the 120 doesn’t force you to alter your stride. 1 lb Buy Now (Courtesy Crescent Moon) Crescent Moon Eva All-Foam ($159) “A fat bike for your feet” is how one tester described the Eva—the most intuitive snowshoe in

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The Best Cold-Weather Cycling Gear of 2018

Tools to prevent a breakup with your bike. (Courtesy Gore) One Gore Thermium Jacket ($350) The Thermium is a virtual miracle of insulation: it’s thinner and lighter than a sweatshirt but as warm as a down puffy. It breathes well, too, so wearing it while going hard didn’t result in moist underlayers. Buy Now (Courtesy Giro) Giro Timberwolf Helmet ($99) The Timberwolf’s insulation, with a soft fleece liner, is cozy and warm, but it’s the helmet’s climate control that makes it so effective. A switch on the crown opens and shuts

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The Best Fat Bikes of 2018

Trail bikes aside, no mountain machine adds more versatility to a fleet than a fat bike. The wide tires provide stability and flotation that will keep you riding through mud season and winter, and the combination of modern geometries and suspension forks has made fatties just as much fun for shredding in dry conditions, especially on rocky and sandy terrain. (Courtesy Fatback) Fatback Corvus ($3,565) The Fatback Corvus is the enthusiast’s choice, with a pedigree that includes course records at the Iditarod Trail Invitational. The current version is slacker up front, for more confident descending,

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The Best Fitness Trackers of 2018

Dial in your—and your pet’s—training. (Courtesy TomTom) TomTom Adventurer Watch ($349)  Reasonably priced for a smartwatch, the Adventurer packs in a lot of multisport bang for your buck. It can be used for a wide range of activities, including swimming and snow sports, and it will display trails and routes (though they have to be loaded manually). It also comes with 3GB of music storage for when you want to venture out sans phone. Buy Now (Courtesy Motiv) Motiv Ring ($199) For those who prefer not having a screen strapped to

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The Best Home Gym Gear of 2018

Pump up in the convenience of your own home. (Courtesy Brewer Fitness) Treadwall Kore Home Climbing Wall ($5,950) With 20 feet of total wall and nearly 300 possible hold placements, the Kore Home lets you replicate nearly any climbing problem in your living room. Six g’s nets you one of the best full-body workouts we’ve had. Buy Now (Courtesy UrbnFit) UrbnFit Balance Board ($30)  Weak stabilizers—the small muscles surrounding your joints—can lead to injury. Spending 15 minutes a day on UrbnFit’s wooden board in the gym, office, or kitchen builds strength. Buy

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The Best Winter Hikers of 2018

Walk on—no matter the weather. (Courtesy Oboz) Oboz Bridger 10" Insulated Waterproof ($199) Best For: Lasting forever. Consider this boot if (a) you love to snowshoe and need 400-gram insulation for warmth and a heelpiece to keep straps in place, or (b) you work outside shoveling snow all winter. We challenge you to wear through its waterproof nubuck leather. Buy Now (Courtesy The North Face) The North Face Ballard Duck Boot ($145) Best For: Owning apreĢ€s. With the Ballard, the North Face put its unique spin on the classic duck boot. And it

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The Best Grooming Gear of 2018

Up your skin-care game with these cold-weather remedies. (Courtesy Ecotools) Ecotools Dry Body Brush ($5) Dry brushing and cool showers are the keys to scrubbing off a day’s worth of ski-hill sweat without leaving skin stripped and itchy. Gently buff with these synthetic bristles before you jump in the shower, and keep the water a hair colder than you usually would while you soap up and rinse off. Buy Now (Courtesy Brooklyn Grooming) Brooklyn Grooming Pilgrim’s Facial Serum ($36)  Think of this light oil as moisturizing winter armor for skin, hair,

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