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We included the 1000 Mile in our staff picks roundup of our favorite leather boots. “The 1,000 Mile boots are the most comfortable shoes I’ve ever had besides my house slippers,” wrote former editor Jonah Ogles. “I imagine I’ll be hitting the 1,000-mile mark years from now,…

Like many Minnetonka slippers, the fluffy interior lining of the Camp Slip On keeps your feet toasty, while the rubber outsole allows you to transition between the campsite, walks around the neighborhood, and your house. Testers loved the soft suede construction, which only adds to the Slip On’s comfort.

Our Gear Guy praised this shirt in his test of the best performance flannels. “The Fjord deserves points for its 100 percent organic cotton, which felt soft and supple, and it had just enough give to never slow me down as I rode the Jabberwocky Trail outside…

Outside columnist Jakob Schiller loves his Lowdown Flips because of their durability and comfort: “I’ve probably put over 400 miles on them,” he wrote. “Now the footbeds bear an imprint of my toes, the soles are slightly worn down, and the webbing is filthy. But they aren’t…

Keen makes some of the most comfortable sandals we’ve tested and the Astoria West is no exception. While we wouldn’t wear these for thru-hiking, we like them as a daily driver and for casual day hikes. The grippy rubber sole kept us confident on wet rock. “Perfect…

In our Gear Guy’s test of the best men’s flip flops, he highlighted the Nohona Ulana’s classy vibe: “You could almost wear a pair in the office on a casual summer Friday,” he wrote. “On flat ground, the supple leather toe post and subtly contoured footbed made…

Five kicks that transition seamlessly from trail to town

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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.

An armchair psychological study of outdoor Instagram poses—and what you can do to stand out from the crowd. As illustrated by Outside staffers.

If you buy the right one, it can be one of the only tops you need for the entire winter season

Style for when you descend from the mountains

Bundle up in our favorite fiber

Keep cozy when you’re off the slopes

These shirts do it all—dinner, drinks, and (yes) lumberjacking

We ski in jeans. And skip the wardrobe change when we’re done.

Everything you need to host a hungry crew at the end of the day

The Cannons are some of our favorite women’s sneakers. “Every aspect of this sneaker uses environmentally sustainable materials and construction,” our tester writes, “but it doesn’t look like a ‘green’ shoe, and that’s the point.” The synthetic upper uses recycled plastic bottles and the soles use Bloom…

Like many other pants made for the outdoors, the Konfidant is constructed from a light and breathable blend of cotton, nylon, and spandex. But the real story with these pants is the vents. They’re everywhere—in the rear pockets, in the front pockets, in the thigh pockets, on the back of…

Last year, we called these leather Chacos a good fit for the office and everyday wear. Gear editor Ariella Gintzler described the boot as “night-out style meets all-day comfort and all-weather durability.”…

The Rose sandal looks great, but can handle some adventure, too. The front toe bumper provides extra protection from rocks and sticks, and the rubber outsole has multi-directional lugs—like you’ll see on hiking boots or running shoes—for increased traction.

6 pieces of good-looking men's apparel and gear to help you travel smart

Bike commuting makes most of us obsess over our clothes. This is patently absurd.

Roark Revival bills the Layover as made for travel, but really it performs in all kinds of situations. The slim fit looks good anywhere, and cotton, nylon, and elastane mean these pants move and breathe well. Also, there are nice details aplenty, like the vented mesh panel on the back…

Consider these a must for any outdoorsman’s wardrobe. The Quandary is made from 95 percent nylon and 5 percent spandex for a light, stretchy pair of pants that dries super quickly. We like the wicking mesh on the waistband, the zippered rear and thigh pockets, and that most of that…

Five casual timepieces that offer a pop of color and don’t mind a swim

Duer is known for creating stretchy, performance-friendly denim, but its new Weightless pants take things to the next level. The pair weighs just six ounces and has spandex for that signature stretch but also an antibacterial treatment to combat stink and breathable CoolMax fibers that wick moisture. Chances are these…

Vuori takes the casual sweatpant aesthetic (complete with a drawstring waistband) but blends the cotton with spandex for a comfortable four-way stretch. A gusseted crotch adds even more mobility. The Ripstop Climbing is tough but light enough to wear through summer. Back- and side-zippered pockets keep valuables secure, even when…

You probably haven’t worn a pair of cargo pants in a while, and we don’t blame you—they’re often too baggy and dorky. But 686 has reimagined this nineties staple. The Anything Multi is made from a streamlined, stretchy, and breathable nylon-spandex blend coated in DWR. And it has 13 pockets,…

Retro style meets future tech

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