Stio’s Hometown vest was one of our six favorite sleeveless wonders in 2017. “The 800-fill down makes this is one of the warmest vests we’ve ever tested,” we wrote. Plus, the helmet-compatible hood and water-repellent down make it just as suitable on the slopes as it is in the bar after.
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We love Huckberry’s Flint and Tinder line because it’s affordable and classically stylish. These socks are no exception. We also dig that they’re built with wool, so your toes won’t freeze at the campsite.
We picked the 10-Year as one of our favorite hoodie upgrades. “The cotton-polyester blend is warm enough for cool-weather workouts,” our tester says. Flint and Tinder made it durable enough to last for the next decade, so if you rip it or tear it, they’ll repair it for free.
We included these towels in our 2018 Holiday Gift Guide. They’re made with long-staple cotton that gets softer with each wash, and the big waffle weave absorbs moisture quickly, allowing you to towel dry in a flash.
These handblown glasses feature tiny versions of America’s most iconic mountains and are sure to class up any home bar. This set includes topographic impressions of Half Dome, Denali, Mt. Rainer, and Mt. Whitney.
Our gear editors rounded up the fall sweaters they were obsessed with, and the Westray topped the list. It uses a chunky cable stitch and Donegal tweed that’s perfect for chilly summer nights by a campfire or on brisk fall days. “The Westray Crew looks as cozy as it feels,” our tester wrote.
Contributor Jakob Schiller included these pants in his holiday style guide. Schiller found the slim fit flattering and said the spandex-cotton blend “means they’re great on the bike if you commute to work.” They’re also stylish enough to wear at both the office and dinner parties.
One of our favorite camp shoes, the Ember Mocs have a quilted Ripstop upper, which hugs your feet like a slipper, and a rubber sole, which lets you move around rocky and dirty campsites freely.
This mug is your new early morning campsite companion. Brew your instant coffee of choice (we suggest Pourtables by Libra Coffee) and start your day off right.
Outside contributor Jakob Schiller called this hoodie the perfect summer travel layer because it's cozy, durable, and stylish. “The fit is a perfect balance between comfortable and slim, so you never feel like a slouch,” he writes. Plus, it uses a hemp and organic cotton blend so it lasts longer, uses less water, and doesn't use pesticides.
Our Gear Guy has yet to find a koozie that keeps beverages frosty for longer than the Colster. Its vacuum insulation traps cold air, and the stainless-steel wrap protects your brewski—to an extent—if you drop it. That’s why this insulator is our go-to drink accessory for campground kickbacks.
Gear tester Andrew Skurka ran over 300 miles in these shoes and found them best for easy rolling singletrack. “Because of those 4mm lugs,” Skurka wrote, “this shoe has also become my go-to for bike lanes, pea-gravel trails, and dirt roads that are muddy or covered in snow.”
This 36-ounce vacuum bottle seals completely, so you can throw it in your bag without worrying about spillage. It comes with a leakproof lid, but if you prefer easy-drinking access, a straw and chug-cap top are also available.
Our Gear Guy dubbed the Kanken the best backpack for parents because it transitions seamlessly between a diaper bag and an everyday carry pack. “Fjällräven’s Kanken does it better than anything else I’ve tried in the 11 months since my daughter, Jojo, was born,” he wrote.
This 800-fill water-resistant parka packs next-level warmth in a sleek package. The Hometown’s mid-thigh length provides a flattering fit while keeping you toasty on frigid outings around town. We especially like the roomy, adjustable hood.
We reviewed these bottoms in our our roundup of the best women’s base layers. They “pack down almost as small as a pair of pantyhose,” said our tester, “and the poly fabric is exceptionally breathable, wicks well, and is ideal for warmer days and rigorous activities like cross-country skiing or alpine touring.”
We included these shoes in our 2018 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best winter hikers. “We loved the speed-lacing setup, which was a breeze to cinch and take off, as well as the rubber heel rand, which totally eliminated blisters,” we wrote. The boot’s Gore-Tex membrane keeps your feet dry, while mesh uppers help your feet breathe on warmer days.
Patagonia’s Performance Twill is one of our favorite pairs of do-anything jeans. The lightweight cotton-polyester blend is “stretchy but also works to wick moisture away from the inside and repels moisture from the outside,” we wrote. Plus, the pants are sewn using Fair Trade Certified practices.
We included this insulated bottle in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Whether you’re hunkered down waiting for a rescue snowplow or returning from a hot summer day trip, the ChuteMag’s double-wall insulation will ensure your water doesn’t freeze or get too warm.
In our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide, we recommended this pack for light weekend trips. “The Paragon is a sizable pack without the heft you’d expect,” wrote tester Justin Nyberg. We loved the 58-liter pack’s back panel ventilation system, roomy side pockets and sturdy suspension. Plus, the hydration sleeve doubles as a summit pack.