The Flight Futurelight is one of our favorite shells for trail runs in any type of weather. “The Futurelight membrane acts like a nano-sieve: it’s permeable to air but not water, so it’s fully weatherproof and remarkably breathable,” wrote tester Martin Fritz Huber in our 2020 Summer Buyer’s Guide.
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This button-down shirt made from perforated nylon was built for long days on the road. It helps manage heat and sweat on long hikes, and you can cram it into the bottom of a pack, shake it out, and it will emerge wrinkle free. Unlike most other travel shirts, the Aerobora’s slim cut and crisp lines make it date night appropriate.
This box has a locking lid, and it stacks on top of other Wolf Packs. At 20”x 16”, we found it small enough to stack four of these in the back of a 4Runner, or strap two to the roof rack. But it’s still big enough to hold miscellaneous gear or equipment like hatchets, fire starters, kindling, and matches.
The Ferrosi’s nylon build is incredibly light and stretchy. We like them for climbing (the reinforced knees help them stand up to North Carolina granite), but they’re also reliable for mountain bike rides, hikes, and grocery store runs. We found them too thin for true winter conditions, but in the Southern Appalachians, where we tested, they’re appropriate nine months out of the year.
A deodorant that actually works is an essential part of any gym kit. Bravo Sierra is a men’s skin care and grooming company that uses 2,000 active duty military personnel to test their products, and they got it right with this deodorant. It’s not slimy or sticky, it’s free of any aluminum or baking soda, and smells like cedarwood and white vetiver.
Just because you’re car camping doesn’t mean you can’t snuggle. Kelty’s popular love seat is like a camp couch, made from quilted 600-denier polyester and reclined for added comfort. The adjustable armrests have cupholders (a must, really). Be warned: the Discovery ain’t light at 15 pounds, but the added coziness is worth the weight.
This 21-liter pack is the epitome of clean, functional design. A unique three-zip closure on the front allows you to easily see the contents of your bag without having to dump it all out. The face fabric is a super-durable 500-denier Cordura, which you’ll be hard-pressed to tear. Read our tester’s full review here.
Columnist Jakob Schiller loves the Vista for running: “They’re fully waterproof, so I don’t have to worry about ruining them with sweat or in the rain; and they never slip out of my ears or need adjustment as I bound along on trails or pavement,” he wrote. Read his full roundup of winter workout gear here.
This practical, sturdy headlamp pumps out 250 lumens and only weighs 2.9 ounces. The Cosmo is surprisingly feature-rich considering its affordable price tag: it has three different output settings, a red light mode, and can be dimmed or brightened with the touch of a button.
Editor Maren Larsen called this bag “the best gift she’s ever received.” While the original version of the Lamina she tested is discontinued, this is the newest model. “The inside feels like a cloud wrapped in silk sheets, thanks to the polyester-taffeta lining,” she wrote. Read her full review here.
These gloves raised nearly $225,000 when they debuted on Kickstarter in 2016. Contributor Jakob Schiller is a big fan. "With a waxed and baked leather outer, waterproof-breathable membrane, and Thinsulate insulation, they're great for frigid resort ski days while being breathable enough for long backcountry missions," he wrote.
These gloves live in columnist Jakob Schiller’s car at all times. “The leather palm is tough enough for putting on chains or sawing wood but supple enough for riding a bike,” he wrote. “Wool on the back lets your hands breathe, and a wool lining inside keeps your digits warm, even when it’s below freezing.”
This polyester mask comes in a kit that includes a three-pack of filters and a protective storage pouch. It’s finished with an antimicrobial treatment that the brand says will diminish after 30 washes. One tester said the wire over the nose “gives a secure fit without feeling like Darth Vader.”
Our Gear Guy called the Lowball the only Yeti product you actually need. “I’ve been using this tumbler almost every day since August 2015, and after four and a half years of heavy use, it still works just as well as the day I got it,” he wrote.