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Vibram KSO EVO Shoes (Men’s)

$90 $59 34% off

Stay grounded and train like never before with the Vibram FiveFingers KSO EVO Men’s grey/black training shoe. Great for both indoor and outdoor activities, this minimalist shoe is lightweight, and features fully-articulating toes with a Vibram XS TREK sole for advanced traction and grip on wet and dry surfaces.

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ClimbOn Lotion Bar

$11 $8 from Backcountry 27% off

This climbing balm is our video producer's favorite for taking care of her hands. She's been using this bar for over four years and says: “the balm stays on my hands longer than others I’ve tried and has a thicker consistency, which helps its healing powers but isn’t ideal for workdays.” She also recommends using the balm before bed.

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Saola Cannon Shoes (Men’s)

$100 $75 from Saola 25% off

Saola’s Cannon shoe is one of our favorite pieces of eco-friendly gear. Each part of the shoe is environmentally friendly or sustainably sourced. The soles are built with Bloom foam, which takes harmful algae out of water systems while the uppers are made of recycled canvas and plastic bottles. Plus, our tester Jakob Schiller says they look damn good, too.

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Club Ride Jack Flannel (Men’s)

$100 from Club Ride

In 2016, this flannel was our top pick for bike commuting. This upgraded version still has the moisture-wicking polyester and underarm mesh vents that we love and has added reinforced flannel patches on the elbows and shoulders for style and durability. Plus, the shirt has two chest snap pockets and a zippered hip pocket for your everyday carry.

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Jade Yoga Mat Towel

$45 from Jade Yoga

We included this towel in our roundup of our favorite yoga gear. Jade’s Yoga Mat Towel uses polyester microfiber making it extra absorbent and quick drying. It’s ideal for sweaty yoga sessions when you want to stay dry and have plenty of grip.

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686 Black Magic Bibs (Women’s)

$250 from 686

In this Winter’s Buyers Guide we wrote: “on the coldest powder days, turn to the Black Magic and its polyester insulation to keep you warm and cozy.” The Black Magic has all the features you want in a bib (ex: tailored fit, boot gussets, mesh-lined leg vents) for a reasonable price. Plus, the belt-loop has a special eyelet for your lift ticket.