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Shades that’ll make you, and the scenery, stand out

Shades for charging hard and aprèsing harder

Shades that’ll protect your eyes and turn heads

Cool capability returns with the best shades for winter

Retro style meets future tech

Wherever you find your bliss this winter, it’ll be all the better with these sunnies

Look good and see better with these seven specs

Wherever your cold-weather escape trajectory leads, these best-in-class shades improve the view.

Mountaineering’s classic shades live on

Style marries function in this new crop of eye protectors

Fear not these fashion-forward frames. The best sporty-shades makers are showing new style.

Nothing beats a good view

2015 Gear of the Year Winner

Is there a more important piece of gear than the one that lets you see the world clearly? Of course not.

See more of what you want, and less of what you don't, with these primo performance shades.

A nervous dad hopes his daughter finds as much confidence in the dance studio as she did on the ropes course.

We find more joy in our kids' pleasures than our own, especially when it’s joy about a surprise present from the big, wild world

Yes, you can tour France with kids without ever setting foot in the museum. And it’s cheaper (and a hell of a lot more fun for everyone) than you’d think.

The family that learns to chillax correctly will be much safer on or near water. Here are some easy tips.

Choice is good. Here are three outdoorsy desserts that may jazz you more than the obligatory roasted marshmallow and melted chocolate squeezed between graham crackers.

The founder of a SoCal startup is gearing up to give us equipment for car camping that’s right for the job and looks hot. Please, let it be so.

Last week, Mike Steere shared some tips to help parents survive their child's first year at sleepaway camp. This week, he attempts to pacify his own miserable camper, and finds out it isn't as easy as it looks.

Even the most timid kids can get over their separation anxiety and have a great time at summer camp—as long as mom and dad don’t screw it up

Rapture for the watersports set: Goggle-like, smudge-free, water-shedding.

14 simple habits that will change your life.

Two truths: First, we need sunglasses for protection against malign solar wavelengths that cause eyestrain, burning, itching, headaches, and much worse. (And the corollary, that inadequate protection from inferior shades is worse than nothing at all.) Second, buy up for downright delicious visuals. But don’t panic too much over price.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Oakley Batwolf sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Kaenon Hard Kore sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Revo Guide sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Bollé Vortex sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Smith Scientist sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Julbo Zulu Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Rudy Project USA Gozen Sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Optic Nerve Dolby sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Maui Jim Backyards sunglasses.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Native Apres sunglasses.

Native’s Hardtop is the sunglass equivalent of the Swiss Army knife—four sets of snap-in poly lenses, plus two sets of temples, one of which has a built-in elastic head strap. The kit borders on overkill, simply because the standard polarized sepia lenses yield such a sharp view. Other lenses…

ULTIMATE ANGLERS Talk about fly. Optically ground glass, like Costa’s premium 580 line, is the connoisseur’s choice for acuity. (Just note these are shatter-resistant, not -proof.) The polarized copper tint nixes surface glare, so fish in the shallows pop out, while way-cool green mirroring provides that air of mystery. An…

With a tiny Bluetooth-enabled cell-phone headset built into the thick temples, the Confidant is simultaneously cool and practical. Even better, the earbud is removable—and, if you break it, replaceable—and Zeal didn’t shortchange the photochromic lenses. The impressive tint-density range (23 percent to 87 percent light transmission) can handle everything…

Angle away with these optical wonders. Though they’re great for wearing out and about, the Baysides sport glass lenses in a greenish tint that’s perfect for fishing streams and saltwater flats in low light, yet the polarization knocks out surface glare to reveal the water’s wily inhabitants in any…

Good God, these things are plaid! Hell, yeah, they are, and that’s not even the most awesome thing about them. Dark-gray polarized lenses kill glare while showing scalpel-sharp detail plus surprising depth and contrast for gray tinting—a testament to Oakley’s superior plastic. Throw in the adventurous but classic looks,…

Aigle Shems – Midweight Jackets: Reviews   With a soft fleece interior and warm, durable merino wool/nylon exterior, this jacket combines our favorite fabrics in one versatile top. 1.9 lbs; aigleusa.com         Patagonia Pau – Footwear: Reviews (Terry Heffernan) The coolest mocs we’ve ever laid eyes…

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