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Our friends at Huckberry are doing something special for Earth Week. For every order you place on their site between now and April 28, they will donate $1 to Waves For Water. Here are our gear picks for the warmer months ahead.

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$70 $50 from Huckberry
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Outside columnist Jakob Schiller penned an ode to these shorts and praised them for their versatility. “Buy two pairs, and I promise that they’ll be all you need from June through October for the next five years,” he wrote.
$65.00 $55.00 from Huckberry
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There’s no better way to aprés than with this set of four hand-blown whiskey glasses. Each glass features a raised topographic map of the Rocky Mountains.
$280 $140 from Backcountry
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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.
$130 $98 from Backcountry
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After 315 demanding miles in the Bushido II, tester Andrew Skurka praised it for its “superb traction” and “excellent durability for a 10.5-ounce shoe.” Tip: it does run a little small, so we recommend trying a half-size up.
$170 from HOKA ONE ONE
Finally, a comfortable hiking boot that’s sustainably crafted and versatile. HOKA ONE ONE took recycled materials, its acclaimed HOKA cushion and Vibram® Megagrip outsole and brought us the next go-to day-hiker: the Anacapa. Plus, it comes in a low or mid-rise, letting you customize your shoe to your comfort.
$130 $104 from Backcountry
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“Built to be supportive but also comfortable (credit the thick, signature Hoka sole), these kicks have kept my back happy and allow me to put in 15 to 20 miles each week,” wrote Jakob Schiller. “At under nine ounces per shoe, they feel flimsy out of the box, but even after a couple hundred miles they still have plenty of life.”
$20 from Amazon
“This stainless-steel injector looks like an industrial-grade hypodermic needle designed to insert deliciousness into whatever you’re grilling,” wrote contributor John Brandon. “Forgot to marinade in advance? No worries, this device is equipped to pass ‘herb solids’ and other thick marinades and juices.”
$270 from Backcountry
Contributor Amy Marturana Winderl called the Roadtrip 285 the best portable grill for a crowd: “We tested this 20,000-BTU propane grill when we had family visiting and were able to cook enough chicken thighs and legs for six people,” she wrote. “Two foldout side tables were convenient for accommodating condiments and plates.”
$29 from Backcountry
Made from the same polyester that Patagonia uses in its breathable shirts, this neck gaiter has UPF to protect your skin from the sun. We like to use it as a bandana or face covering to mop up sweat on sweltering days.
$126 from Backcountry
This bag’s resilient polyester shell will stand up to seasons of abuse, while its synthetic insulation continues to insulate even if you set up on soggy ground. Lofty synthetic insulation combines hollow fibers and denser, solid synthetic fibers to create a balance of warmth, softness, and compressibility for easy packing, whether you’re car camping for the weekend or on a longer adventure.
$25
Our Gear Guy loves the 32-ounce version of this tumbler. With one of these suckers, he can “nurse a single pour for hours without having to worry about lukewarm beer.” The same goes for hot drinks—a fresh cup of coffee will stay warm for up to six hours. This new, stackable 12-ounce version is perfect for car camping.

Gear Picks is a curated selection of products we’ve tested and heartily recommend. We stand by this gear—and the brands that sell it—and many of our editors and writers use this stuff weekly. Whenever possible, we provide a link to a past review so you can make sure it’s something that suits your lifestyle—ideally at a steeply discounted price. Happy shopping—and gear-picking.