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Evolv Defy Climbing Shoe

$89 $67 from Backcountry 24% off

Professional climber Kai Lightner recommends this shoe for beginner climbers “because they’re comfortable (as far as climbing shoes go), have an easy hook-and-loop strap system, and sport a vegan-friendly synthetic upper.” This all-arounder also features an odor-resistant lining to keep the funk at bay.

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REI Co-op Trail Chair

$35 $24 from REI 31% off

For those who like to sit on the ground but want extra back support, look no further. The Trail Chair's foldable design makes it packable for car camping, backpacking, and concerts. It is also a great choice for stargazing because you can lean back and scan the skies without straining your neck.

REI Co-op Flash Air Hammock

$180 $126 from REI 30% off

Editor Emily Reed praised the Flash Air, describing it as "more like a hanging tent than a traditional hammock." One of the coolest features is the zippered bug net, which lines the entire hammock body, so you'll never worry about being bitten at night.

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Nemo Helio LX Pressure Shower

$150 $112 from REI 25% off

Outside’s travel gear tester, Bryan Rogala, recommends the Nemo Helio LX Pressure Shower as a good option for water storage when on the road. “The pressurized sprayer makes rinsing off at camp or hosing off bikes less of a chore,” he says.

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Club Ride Harper Tank Top (Women’s)

$55 $33 from Club Ride 40% off

The Harper is one of our favorite layers for hot weather rides. The breathable fabric felt comfy while bombing down singletrack. We give Club Ride bonus points for the secret pocket—perfect for stashing keys and a card.

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Stio Downwater Anorak (Men’s)

$149 from Stio

Stio released the first version of the Downwater Anorak last year and we loved it. “It has a laid-back style that goes great with jeans and even better with boardshorts, making it a versatile layer on the river or around town,” our tester said.