Timepieces that look good and play hard

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Nixon Regulus ($150)

Developed with input from military divers, the Regulus is highly shock-resistant, thanks to a polyurethane case filled with Poron, a foam padding found in car dashboards and running-shoe midsoles. The five-year battery makes it dependable enough to keep in your bug-out bag, just in case.

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Hamilton Khaki Field Mechanical 50mm Limited Edition ($1,245)

This venerable field watch is a dead ringer for those worn by thousands of GIs and Scoutmasters dating back to the 1940s. The hand-wound Swiss mechanical movement, crisp dial with luminous 3-D numerals, and leather strap combine in a timepiece you’ll want to wear on all your adventures, then pass down to the next generation.

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Seiko Prospex 1,000-Meter Limited Edition ($2,300)

Affectionately nicknamed the Tuna Can, this dive watch can survive water pressure to an absurd 3,300 feet—beyond the crush depth of nuclear submarines. The ceramic protective shroud around the gold-coated titanium case is virtually scratchproof, and the Prospex’s rippled silicone strap fits nicely over a dive-suit sleeve, should you decide to test that depth rating.

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Luminox ICE-SAR Arctic 1002 ($445)

The design of this rugged ticker was inspired by the Icelandic Association for Search and Rescue, with a carabiner-aping second hand and a rubber and nylon strap that evokes those SAR units’ survival suits. The carbon case has 660 feet of water resistance, and the luminous hands and dial markings will glow for 25 years.

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Alpina AlpinerX ($995)

An altimeter, a barometer, and a compass in a watch are nothing new. But those features plus activity tracking, coaching, GPS, and a UV indicator that tells you when you’re at risk of sunburn, all in a svelte, Swiss-engineered package? The AlpinerX raises the bar on smart and conventional watches alike.

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Timex Todd Snyder Maritime Sport MS1 ($158)

Designer Todd Snyder extends his collaboration with Timex with this nautical-themed item. The steel timing ring, nylon strap, and chunky case bring to mind military dive watches of the past, but the orange second hand and shallow 100-foot water resistance make the Maritime Sport more beach snorkeler than Navy SEAL.

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The Best Sunglasses of 2019

Wherever you find your bliss this winter, it’ll be all the better with these sunnies (Courtesy Shred) Shred Stomp Noweight ($200) That name may involve a technical impossibility, but the lack of heft does make an immediate impression, especially in a design that doesn’t seem particularly minimal. The look is sharp and streetworthy, ­belying the fact that the Stomp is also extremely sportworthy. We were amazed by the gray-tint polarized lenses when confronted with killer sun on singletrack. The deep-tone, high-­contrast optics do a great job of deflecting glare from snow, too—not surprising, since Shred is the brainchild of

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The Best Technical Flannel Shirts of 2019

Walk around any mountain town in winter and you’ll get an eyeful of flannel shirts. (Also: trucker hats.) But as performance textiles have made their way into this beloved garment—wool and cotton aren’t the only materials in play anymore—the shirts have become as commonplace on the slopes as they are at ski-village bars. (Courtesy Fjällräven) Fjällräven Fjällslim LS ($90) If you prefer a more tailored fit, the Fjällräven Fjällslim LS tapers toward the waist, while its hollow-fiber polyester traps warmth. Buy Now (Courtesy Flylow) Flylow Handlebar Tech ($90) And don’t be fooled by the woolen feel of the Flylow

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The Best Women’s Après Gear of 2019

Kit to relax with after a big day on the mountain (Courtesy Icebreaker) Icebreaker Siren LS Sweetheart Base Layer ($80) Made of a merino-nylon-Lycra blend, the scoop-neck Siren kept us warm from airport security to Banff’s Lake Louise resort. But its comfy elegance served us best with a hot toddy in hand. Buy Now (Courtesy Eddie Bauer) Eddie Bauer Superior Down Mittens ($70) We were charmed by the faux-fur cuffs, but these glove-lined mittens kept our hands warm, too, thanks to 650-fill down insulation. Buy Now (Courtesy Rossignol) Rossignol Alya Sweater ($180) Throw on this merino crewneck—with Rossi’s famous

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The Best Streetwear of 2019

Warm, functional jackets with a strong dose of style (Courtesy Helly Hansen) Helly Hansen Reykjavik 3-in-1 ($375) The Reykjavik (men’s pictured) is one of the better travel jackets you’ll find. The waterproof polyester exterior is reminiscent of a wool city coat, the easy-to-unzip PrimaLoft-insulated interior pops out when you need something thinner, and the two merge to create a warm, weather-beating combo. Men's Women's (Courtesy Obermeyer) Obermeyer Dusty Down ($159) The throwback design of the Dusty Down is so convincing, you might mistake it for vintage. But modern features make it as dependable as it is eye-catching: the polyester shell

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The Best Grooming Gear of 2019

Potions to stay prepped for tomorrow’s adventure (Courtesy Everyone) Everyone Hand Sanitizer Gel ($8) Flu season is brutal, but so is bathing dry hands in germ-killing alcohol. Thankfully, Everyone loads its gel with cooling glycerin to cut the burn and leave digits softly moisturized while eliminating 99.9 percent of nasties. Buy Now (Courtesy PureKana) PureKana Vanilla CBD Oil ($52 and up) Deep-tissue rubs are good, but a full-spectrum CBD supplement is better: the non-psychoactive plant extract can help relieve pain and inflammation and improve sleep quality—useful when you’re banged up or under the weather. PureKana’s oil is organic, third-party

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The Best Après Shoes of 2019

Six winterized options for when the lifts stop spinning (Courtesy Timberland) Timberland Bardstown Plain Toe Oxford ($285) Weather be damned, some situations call for a dress shoe. When the occasion obliges, we reach for the Bardstown, which has a just-right lugged-rubber outsole to prevent a neck-breaking fall on black ice. As far as we’re concerned, it’s the only oxford appropriate for winter. Buy Now (Courtesy Sanuk) Sanuk Puff N Chill ($80) Based on a popular summertime staple—Sanuk’s Sidewalk Surfer—the Puff N Chill is beefed up for winter wear with a faux-shearling liner, a puffy-like upper, and mid-top height. The

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The Best Tailgating Gear of 2019

For a parking lot party unlike any you’ll find at a football stadium (Courtesy BioLite) BioLite FirePit ($200) See that yellow thing on the side? It’s a rechargeable battery pack, which drives a fan that shoots air into the main compartment, cutting down on smoke and ensuring you always have a raging fire. Use the BioLite to warm up while knocking back a few, then slap on the grate for steaks. Buy Now (Courtesy Tembo Tusk) Tembo Tusk Standard Front Pull Fridge Slide ($375) Don’t throw your back out on that ice chest. Tembo Tusk’s handy tray bolts to

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