The kit you need to maximize winter saddle time

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LifeProof Quito Pack ($99)

LifeProof is known for its bomber smartphone cases, and the Quito brings that same safety-first mindset to your commute. Made from a water-repellent Cordura fabric, with a cinch-top hood flap and water-resistant media pocket, this bag is a simple, sleek transport that’ll accommodate all your essentials, including a 15-inch laptop.

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Coros Omni Helmet ($200)

Lights on the back automatically switch on or off depending on ambient levels. With Bluetooth connectivity and bone-­conduction speakers (which transmit sound via cheekbone pads in the temple straps), this lid can also play audio and receive calls from your phone, controlled by a bar-mounted remote.

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Kitsbow Trials Jacket ($395)

It’s hard to believe that the velvety Trials jacket from Kitsbow would withstand even a light sprinkle. Yet the Polartec NeoShell fabric kept us dry through some heavy Alaskan rainstorms.

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Search and State Long Sleeve Merino Jersey ($180)

This is the antidote to gaudy, Saran-wrap-tight cycling kit. The heavyweight merino is tailored loosely enough to layer over a base, and a trio of back pockets hide your license and cash.

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Hardvark Voyager Shirt ($175)

Think you know merino? The Voyager—a soft, wrinkle-free oxford that comes in gingham, twill, and tattersall—will make you think again. The crisp cut and pearled buttons are office appropriate.

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Western Rise Evolution Pants ($149)

The Evolution’s air-spun nylon is as downy as aged denim but tough enough to cope with an unruly chainring. The patterning is trim and dressy, with square-cut pockets.

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Lucnt SRL1 Light ($120)

The 59-lumen SRL1 is a magnet-mounted taillight for your bike. Housed in lightweight machined aluminum, it blinks at motorists approaching from behind, then switches to solid as you roll to a stop.

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Moots Highline Bike ($6,299)

The Highline is the Mercedes-Maybach of city bikes, with a luxurious ride and a price tag to match. Seamless Reynolds titanium blunts chatter on dodgy city asphalt, while Shimano’s Metrea, the company’s urban group set, looks as sharp as it shifts.

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Chrome Dima 2.0 Shoes ($75)

The slick Dimas pack commuting cred, with vulcanized rubber outsoles for grip, stiff nylon shanks, and reflective hits on the heels.

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The Best Running Shoes of 2019

Planning to pound out winter miles? Turn to these. (Courtesy Brooks) Brooks Bedlam ($150) Supportive road shoes can feel stiff and bullying, lacking that peppy, cushioned ride neutral runners with good form get from their footwear. Now there’s the Bedlam, the perfect marriage of a stable platform with soft, energetic cushioning. What struck a chord with testers was the shoe’s ability to guide overpronators (and neutral runners who pronate when tired) softly into correction without the need for a medial post or other stifling structural features. Heel to toe, the support feels natural, never overbearing. The secret is a

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The Best Men’s Running Gear of 2019

Apparel and accessories to get you through your chilliest runs (Courtesy Arc'teryx) Arc’teryx Atom SL Vest ($149) This versatile nylon vest is ideal for layering; fleece side panels promote venting, while thin synthetic fill traps heat. Buy Now (Courtesy Brooks) Brooks Notch Thermal Beanie ($25) Thanks to the lightweight, ribbed design, this fleece hat provides warmth without the bulk. Reflective strips add visibility on night runs. Buy Now (Courtesy Seirus) Seirus SolarSphere Ace Gloves ($35) Proprietary spherical fill in these insulated gloves traps infrared heat from the sun. Touchscreen compatibility is a nice perk. Buy Now (Courtesy

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The Best Women’s Running Gear of 2019

Apparel and accessories to get you through your chilliest runs (Courtesy Buff) Buff ThermoNet Neck Warmer ($27) If you’re a year-round runner, you’re aware of the lifesaving virtues of a Buff during the coldest months. Synthetic PrimaLoft insulation makes the ThermoNet version even warmer than the original, and it’s extra effective at wicking away moisture. Buy Now (Courtesy Darn Tough) Darn Tough Vertex 1/4 Ultra Light Socks ($18) These socks are comfy, well-cushioned, and warm, without a lot of unnecessary bulk. Striped ankle cuffs add style. Buy Now (Courtesy Rabbit) Rabbit Breezy Back Jacket ($120) This water-resistant layer is

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The Best Fat Bikes of 2019

Winter rides grow up (Courtesy Salsa) Salsa Beargrease ($5,600 as tested) Over the past few years, the fat-bike market has seen a veritable blizzard of new models. But now that the initial wave of interest has tapered off, it’s mostly the stalwart companies pushing the envelope. And offerings are increasingly sophisticated, led by the ­Salsa Beargrease. The third generation has geometry that’s lower and longer than the previous iteration, paired with a shorter stem and 750-millimeter bars for better handling and a stabler ride. It’s light at 26.5 pounds, courtesy of some careful sculpting in the frame, the 1x12

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The Best Winter Hikers of 2019

A dash of style doesn’t have to mean reduced traction (Courtesy Oboz) Oboz Juniper 8" Insulated ($165) For big days in the mountains, the high-cut, waterproof women’s Juniper 8" Insulated is the boot we reach for. With Thinsulate in the upper, it kept our feet toasty and still fit nicely in snowshoe bindings, while the winterized outsole gripped well on snow and ice. A leather slop guard reduces wear and tear, and when the snow is deep enough for gaiters, there’s a handy D ring near the toe. Buy Now (Courtesy The North Face) The North Face Yukonia

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The Best Winter Cycling Gear of 2019

Keep riding long after everyone else has put their bike away for the season (Charles Dustin Sammann) Rapha Cargo Bib Tights ($325) The Cargo is everything you want in deep winter. It’s cut high enough in front to forestall cold seep, offers full coverage in back for extra insulation, and features big reflective hits on the calves and lower back for visibility. Best of all, two waterproof pockets are large enough to stow everything from heavy gloves to a puffy. Buy Now (Courtesy Velocio) Velocio Zero+ Gloves ($79) Thanks to so-called spacer soft-shell fabric, which traps warm air in

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The Best Snowshoes of 2019

Four sturdy stompers for deep days on the trail (Courtesy Louis Garneau) Louis Garneau Course Boa Arc ($250) Louis Garneau is primarily a cycling com­pany, but it sure makes some impressive snow­shoes. The lightest and fastest is the unisex Course Boa Arc. Weighing just 14 ounces. it’s hardly noticeable on a racecourse, and the narrow frame and tapered tail don’t alter your stride. Crampons beneath the toe and heel offer just enough traction to keep you upright, and the simple Boa binding tightens evenly across your foot and won’t come loose no matter how many miles you log. Buy Now

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The Best Men’s Workout Gear of 2019

Get the most out of gym days and training runs (Courtesy Rhone) Rhone Celliant Shirt ($74) A single shirt that offers a week’s worth of workouts without getting spicy sounds too good to be true. The Celliant delivers. Heathered fabric, a tailored fit, and an odor-fighting Polygiene treatment make it ideal for sweaty sessions. The nylon-polyester material is on the thick side, but flatlock seams reduce bulk and chafing. Buy Now (Courtesy Myles) Myles Everyday Shorts ($58) Fashioned from a four-way-stretch, spandex-nylon blend that dries quickly and offers excellent mobility, the Everyday is, of course, great for working out

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The Best Women’s Workout Gear of 2019

Get the most out of gym days and training runs (Courtesy Salomon) Salomon Drifter Mid Skirt ($130) It never hurts to have some extra bum protection on a winter run, should you encounter a nasty patch of ice. The Drifter is an exceptional action skirt. Its 100-gram PrimaLoft insulation isn’t as puffy as down and is covered by breathable, water-resistant Pertex. Buy Now (Courtesy Buff) Buff Midweight Merino Hat ($30) This beanie makes exemplary workout gear. Ample coverage and midweight merino provide warmth. And the hat has a feel-good component: the wool is humanely sourced. Buy Now

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The Best Wearable Tech of 2019

The latest fitness bands are smarter and svelter than ever (Courtesy Suunto) Suunto Spartan Trainer Wrist HR ($280) Finally, Suunto gives the people what they want at a price they can afford. This is a full-featured triathlon watch, but it also tracks some sports the others don’t, like ice hockey. The Trainer Wrist HR crams in an optical heart-rate monitor, some decent smartwatch features (like call and message notification), and compatibility with power meters and other third-party sensors. There’s nothing on the market that even comes close, featurewise, for under $300. Buy Now (Courtesy Polar) Polar OH1 ($80) Chest

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The Best Fuel of 2019

Six ways to get your caffeine fix, plus one for the decaf crowd (Courtesy Gu) Gu Energy Campfire S’mores Stroopwafel ($2) Vanilla waffles with chocolate syrup sandwiched in the middle is a recipe for heaven in our book. With 150 calories, 75 milligrams of sodium, and 450 milligrams of amino acids for muscle repair, this adventure cookie is a delicious way to recover. Buy Now (Courtesy Tailwind) Tailwind Nutrition Caffeinated Green Tea Buzz Drink Mix ($3) There are a host of good reasons why Tailwind is popular with ultrarunners. The mix was formulated to tick the hydration, calorie, and

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