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“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

We’ve beat these pieces up in the field, and now they’re steeply discounted during REI’s Cyber Week sale, which lasts now through December 6.

If you’re a skier who wants less cushioning, these are the socks for you. “Icebreaker’s take on the superthin ski sock features moisture-wicking merino wool, nylon, and Lycra,” wrote associate editor Abigail Barronian. “It has little cushioning to speak of, but it still feels substantial, striking a good balance…

Our Gear Guy considers the Fall Line the best and most reliable pair of ski gloves. “No other piece of gear in my ski kit sees more use than the Fall Line,” he wrote. “After all these years, the reason I love them is simple: they’re the right tool…

Looking for some thoughtful gift ideas for the adventurer in your life? Save up to 40 percent on gear and apparel at Huckberry’s Black Friday sale, now through November 27.

Check something off your wish list with these discounts on tents, apparel, lights, backpacks, accessories and more

I own a men’s Fitz Roy puffy that doesn’t really fit and got damaged by hot grease during a campout. Here’s why it’s my most treasured clothing possession.

These are our favorite pieces that won’t break the bank

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Gear Guy columnist Joe Jackson picked the Metal Vent Tech tee as one of his favorite workout tops. “In addition to wearing it for runs, this was my favorite top to don for garage kettlebell swings,” he wrote.

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This jacket is made with burly, seven-ounce waxed sailcloth and lined with soft polyester. Like fine leather, it will develop a patina that looks better the more you wear it. “You’ll have this jacket for years to come and will wear it so often that the price tag will start…

Our testers hailed the Stretchdown as one of their favorite winter puffies. “Mountain Hardwear developed a loom that weaves the face fabric and lining simultaneously and creates the baffles without stitching,” one tester wrote. “A snug hood and 800-fill down retained warmth on 20-degree mornings.”…

“The Ranger is one of those rare pieces of gear that can go from the bunny slope to backcountry hot laps, and from T-shirt weather to blizzard conditions, without compromise,” wrote Outside’s Gear Guy, Joe Jackson, in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best new bibs and…

The AFO-Vent Multi short is one of our favorite pairs for warm-weather runs. “Fashioned from a nylon-spandex blend, these shorts have a stunning five pockets below the waistband,” wrote Buyer’s Guide tester Martin Fritz Huber. “The larger ones at back and side fit gloves, while keys or gels go…

Meet the innovators and activists who are making their favorite sports more accessible to plus-size adventurers

We gave the Prime a Gear of the Year award in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. The lens tint “punches up colors across the spectrum while retaining a natural balance with enhanced contrast and depth. The resulting view is truly amazing,” wrote our tester. “We also love the featherweight…

“For stop-and-go activities in the alpine, the K3-Dasche is your steadfast companion,” wrote gear director Will Taylor in our 2022 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “Fully recycled synthetic insulation in the torso and arms keeps you warm where you need it, while thin four-way-stretch soft shell everywhere else dumps heat.”…

“On a warm late-season ski tour, the Amie Ankle pants felt like a stretchy, silky second skin,” wrote Buyer’s Guide tester Maren Larsen. “They vent heat easily on sunny uphills but still kept testers’ legs from going numb on the descent.”…

Don’t let your old stuff gather dust or go to the landfill. Put it to work doing good.

Packed with premium 850-fill down in the torso and synthetic insulation elsewhere, the Cerium LT is constructed to retain warmth where you need it (around your core) and manage moisture everywhere else. You’ll barely notice it in your pack: it weighs just 9.7 ounces.

Yes, this flannel is expensive. But judging by its effect on our writers, it’s worth every penny.

Give well-loved clothes new life with this DIY sewing repair

“Our favorite for uphill skiing or wearing under a large mitten, this glove has fleece on the back of the hand for warmth and a combination of polyester and goatskin in the palm for durabil­ity,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester. It’s one of the best deals we’ve…

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