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The fuzzy tops we’re reaching for when summer adventures turn cool

Here are the nine pieces from the 2022 Summer Gear Guide that our gear editors are obsessing over

Casual fits for the office, gym, and everywhere in between

Upgrade to these versatile trip staples

We reviewed 341 pieces of gear. But these ones stood above.

Clothing and accessories for urban riding

Rigorous testing was no match for these pieces

Blisters are history with this snug, no-slip pair

This featherlight racerback doesn’t sacrifice support

A cycling outfit that everyone will love

We adore these easy breezy on-the-road pieces

Embrace the heat and take your practice deeper

Don’t be afraid to sweat it out in these running pieces

Fend off water and wind with these breathable, packable jackets

Focus on your session—not your clothes

There’s a lot more to these bottoms than meets the eye

Focus on your session—not your clothes

Rigorous testing was no match for these pieces

341 field-tested favorites for summer adventure

A cool kit for eager little adventurers

The best comfort and performance for all levels of activity

Pants made by—and for—plus-size female hikers

Jorts, Hawaiian shirts, sandals—we’re frolicking

To become one of those people who joyfully hikes, bikes, and skis in the nude, she’d have to train for it

They’re almost never waterproof, and not as warm as other jackets. Why bother?

The apparel, equipment, and gear that Outside staffers and contributors are gifting to Mom

Score sunglasses, fire pits, water bottles, and more at a discount until midnight tonight

Next to having a little time to themselves, these are their top wish-list items

The best gear for staying comfortable and climbing on North America’s tallest mountain

Backpacking when the weather forecast is anything but optimal can be intimidating, but with some modifications to your kit, you can turn it into an enjoyable four-season activity

Show your love for Outside with caps, apparel, drinkware, and more

“Baggy shorts sag during inversions, but a too-svelte fit can make lunges awkward. Manduka’s four-way-stretch Agility nails the balance, with a nine-inch inseam and 22- inch leg opening that feel just right,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester.

Choosing the right puffy is challenging. We’re here to help.

Should you leave your store unattended? One daring outdoor clothing brand says the practice has boosted trust—and sales.

The average woman in the U.S. is a size 16. Here are five gear companies that are actually making clothes for her.

This jacket blew us away with its new take on waterproof-breathable design. That’s why we gave it a Gear of the Year award in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Meanwhile, ­80-gram synthetic insulation (100-gram on the women’s version) was just enough to keep testers toasty but not clammy during…

In his review, Outside columnist Jakob Schiller called the Rover “the first pair of work pants I’ve ever worn that don’t feel like they need a two-month break-in period. The pants are not as comfortable as stretch jeans, because they’re made from a thicker, more durable cotton, but they’re…

These three pairs of size-inclusive hiking pants stood up to all sorts of outdoorsing

Outside contributor Wes Siler loves these pants so much he wrote an in-depth piece about its new design changes, showing how they’re even better than before. Siler writes: “The new Kebs are lighter, more durable, and have better freedom of movement.”…

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Designed for comfort and versatility, the FWDS pant from Wrangler has four-way stretch, is made with moisture-wicking and quick-dry recycled polyester, and includes a secure zippered phone pocket. Wherever you move, FWDS gets you there.

“This well-designed, comfortable layer is our go-to for daylong hikes or running errands around town,” wrote senior editor Kelsey Lindsey. “Its secret: the fabric, which combines a smooth cotton-blend exterior for a sweatshirt feel with a breathable recycled-polyester lining that moves perspiration like a tech top.”…

The ski jacket has gotten a major makeover, but don’t worry—it still comes with the same retro design and its signature kangaroo front pocket

The versatile top is a timeless classic. These are our current favorites.

We featured the Sol Defender in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best climbing gear. “The Sol Defender looks like a normal hoodie, but it’s packed with technical qualities, like its UPF 30+ rating, durable polyester blend, and wicking grid interior,” we wrote.

This pair took the top spot in our 2020 test of the best women’s hiking pants. “These are not only great for hiking but also for climbing, bike riding, lounging next to a campfire, and even wandering around town,” wrote tester Amy Jurries. “Eddie Bauer makes them in a…

Marine Layer makes supremely soft clothing that feels buttery on the skin. That’s why our reviews editor likes the men’s yoga joggers for light workouts and lounging around the house.

This small but mighty Washington-based apparel brand wants to change your mind about what a mountain biker looks like

Eco-conscious shopping is hard. Here’s what you need to know about the ten most common standards

Winter after winter, Outside contributor Kaelyn Lynch had trouble keeping her lower body warm. Until she stumbled onto a pair of puffy pants—then her whole world changed.

Eddie Bauer’s award-winning Flyline outerwear was designed from the ground up for hard charging

We named this jacket the best uphill layer in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “It’s as comfy as a cotton sweatshirt and treated with an interesting heat-regulating technology called ActiveTemp, made from a non-Newtonian polymer that becomes a liquid when cold, helping to block transmission of warm vapor,” our…

Outside contributor Svati Kirsten Narula included the Agravic Pro TR in her Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best women’s running gear of 2022. “This stretchy, three-layer ­waterproof shell offers the perfect mix of protection and breathability for rainy or snowy sessions,” she wrote.

Don’t let falling temperatures keep you from getting your sweat on. Thin merino wool, like the kind used in the Chase beanie, is ideal for arduous winter activities, wicking moisture to help you stay dry and warm. We featured it in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide.

The Micro Puff was our favorite jacket of 2018 because there’s a lot to love about this warm, super-light piece. “The PlumaFill is tacked between sheets of ten-denier nylon fabric in long strands, so it won’t shift and create cold spots,” our tester wrote.

More than just stocking stuffers, these nine outdoor gifts may make the day

“A Danner classic, the 917 transitions seamlessly from mountain to Main Street,” wrote Gabriela Aoun of the Logger 917 in our 2021 Holiday Gift Guide. “The rich suede upper has a waterproof Gore-Tex liner, and a Vibram outsole grips slippery surfaces. We think the throwback kilties look sharp, too.”…

“Don’t be deceived by the Boulder’s classic cut—this men’s shoe is anything but traditional,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. “It’s ultralight and packable, with zero heel drop to promote a natural gait. The wide toe box has room for thick socks, but for serious insulation, look elsewhere.”…

These are the products worth snagging at REI’s Holiday Warm Up Sale, which lasts now through December 20.

November usually means the onset of winter, but much of the country is experiencing dry and unseasonably warm weather. Here’s what Outside editors have been using to pass the time until snow season.

Our testers gave these products their stamp of approval

We included the Avant in our Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best tailgating gear of 2022. “This jacket’s synthetic fill ­replicates the warmth-to-weight ratio of real feathers,” our tester wrote. “It’s also 75 percent recycled, and it kept us warm down to 15 degrees but weighs just over…

These Kinco gloves aren’t anything fancy, but sometimes we think the simplest gear is the best gear. “The reinforced pigskin leather is tough, and the thermal lining is warm enough for most days on the slopes,” we wrote. We recommend adding a layer of Sno-Seal to the outer coating…

When it’s too warm to wear jeans, we reach for these shorts. With spandex built in, these have extra stretch, yet lend the durability of cotton. “We’ve been wearing these nonstop on and off the bike for weeks,” we wrote.

In our long-term test of the best women’s running shorts, our testers picked the Strider Pro as the best low-rise pair. “Aside from the next-to-skin feel, the biggest benefit of the Strider Pro is that it stays out of the way. The generous leg openings and light, stretchy fabric make it feel roomy.”

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Now with complete waterproof protection, the L.L.Bean Packaway Jacket will keep you dry. Plus, the PrimaLoft insulation with Cross Core technology utilizes aerogel to keep you warm without weighing you down. An essential this winter season.

Technical pieces that work in the backcountry but can be worn in the city

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