Our tester Wes Siler loves these shoes for hiking and backpacking trips. Siler said the Lone Peak 4 “is more comfortable and has better grip than anything else I’ve tested.” Altra designed the Lone Peak 4 for hikers and runners with a wide, comfortable footbed and exceptional traction on anything from loose dirt to slippery mud.
Altra designed the Lone Peak 4 for hikers and runners with a wide, comfortable footbed and exceptional traction on anything from loose dirt to slippery mud. “The Altras let your feet spread out and give your toes room to breathe,” wrote Appalachian Trail hiker Tara Dower in our roundup of AT gear essentials.
The Rune is one of our favorite fall sweaters. “It’s substantive enough to give you the snuggly feeling you crave but trim enough to look good dressed up,” wrote gear editor Ariella Gintzler. Plus, the 100 percent merino wool is naturally odor-resistant.
The Snap-T Pullover is one of those iconic pieces of outerwear that we think will last you a lifetime. “Chances are you’ll be wearing the same one 30 years from now,” we wrote. Plus, it’s built with recycled plastic bottles.
This rain jacket was our top choice in our roundup of men’s fly fishing gear. “This 2.5-layer shell takes up minimal space in your pack but will keep you dry in a deluge,” we wrote. We dig the Aguacero’s fun pattern options too.
We think the ATX Work Pants are essential in any men’s fall outfit. “Thanks to a brushed-cotton build, the ATXs are much softer to the touch than your usual trousers, so there’s absolutely no break-in period,” our tester wrote. The pants boast reinforced knees and a gusseted crotch for extra durability and range of motion.
Contributor Andrew Skurka recommended this shirt for summer hiking in the West because it offers full coverage from the sun. The Echo uses lightweight, breathable polyester to keep you cool on warm days and provides UPF 15.
The Quest 4D 3 is our go-to boot for hunting. It’s “stable and waterproof-breathable, with a stiff chassis and aggressive tread for hard and high treks in search of game or just a view,” wrote our tester, Grayson Schaffer. Plus, the boots have an antimicrobial treatment to help keep odors at bay.
Last Christmas, our Gear Guy got these athletic shorts for his father-in-law because they have “solid performance in a subtle package.” The Legacy shorts are incredibly soft and comfortable but look like your standard, no-frill workout shorts. They’re ideal for those who don’t want any flashy tech.
This long sleeve shirt looks like your basic button-down, but it has the performance features to keep up with you on chilly outdoor adventures. Like many of Stio’s shirts, the Tipton uses a cotton-polyester blend, so it dries faster than traditional layers.