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Black Diamond Alpine Start Jacket ($79)
In the Alpine Start, Black Diamond blurs the line between a windproof midlayer and a soft shell. The lightweight, stretchy Schoeller fabric is coated with a treatment that fends off light rain and dirt, while not detracting from the jacket's breathability.
Smartwool Women's PhD Propulsion 60 Hoodie ($90)
The SmartWool women’s PhD Propulsion 60 hoodie matches 60-gram merino insulation on the torso with breathable 100-gram merino on the back, hood, and arms for breathable warmth on chilly runs.
Outdoor Research Women's Ascendant Jacket ($99)
The Ascendant uses a stretchy Pertex Microlight 20-denier ripstop outer layer to repel wind and water. Inside, the jacket is lined with Polartec Alpha Direct, which looks like shag carpet and uses a big, open weave to vent sweat. It’s warmer than you’d think given how thin the pile is.
Black Diamond Wool Trucker Hat ($20)
Black Diamond built a simple trucker hat out of wool, giving the cap a classy, almost throwback style. We dig the understated design and simple off-center logo.
Mountain Hardwear Stretch Ozonic Jacket ($100)
In the Stretch Ozonic jacket, Mountain Hardwear employs its stretchy, lightweight Dry .Q Active fabric, which was originally designed for high-output activities like running.
Vasque Men's Trail Bender Shoes ($65)
The Trailbender is a thick, cruisey softy, best for meandering epics. Though it offers a somewhat clunky ride overall, in our tests we were pleasantly surprised by how well this shoe bombed full-speed down deeply rutted trails.
Smith Forefront Mountain Bike Helmet ($110)
The Forefront is as light and airy as many cross-country helmets, thanks to a highly breathable honeycomb-style polymer called Koroyd, yet it has the expanded rear coverage and extra protection of an enduro-style lid. There’s smart goggle integration, including an easy up-down visor, as well as a built-in mount for a GoPro or light.
Mountain Hardwear Men's Quasar Lite II Jacket ($150)
The Quasar Lite's 2.5-layer nylon Dry.Q Elite fabric is durable and air-permeable to prevent overheating. The 30-denier nylon face fabric is strong enough to protect you when shimmying up rock chimneys.
Gregory Maya Backpack ($74)
This pack's suspension that has two attachment points, one at the shoulder and one at the waist, with a belt designed to ride high up on the torso. This clever design allows the pack to move with your body instead of forcing your body to move with the pack. The Maya also has a fleece-lined pocket at the top for important stuff, a discreet pocket for personal items, and plenty of space for an emergency bag of treats.