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The ultralight, ultrawarm Pinion Pullover is stuffed with 800-fill water-repellent down and features a ripstop shell, so you can stay toasty while taking a beating from Mother Nature. We also love the Pinion’s zippered kangaroo pocket, which doubles as a sow pouch for the jacket. Stuff it in, then use…

Skhoop, which is female-owned, makes down and synthetic skirts in all lengths, ranging from mini to ankle-length. You can adjust the side zippers to fit the temperature or your stride length, pull the skirt easily over pants and snow boots, and when you’re not wearing it, squash it down to…

Gear editor Ariella Gintzler walks us through the features of a Mountain Hardwear jacket, which she tested this cold fall in Santa Fe

In this week's Staff Picks, Emily shows us just what you need to keep nice and warm this winter.

Layer them over a pair of leggings and they will keep your lower half toasty warm

Lots of big brands are shifting toward more sustainable gear, without harmful PFCs. But for the industry as a whole, change is slow.

We dive deep into the outdoor industry's premium insulation to help you buy—and care for—your next puffy

So you had a kid. That doesn't mean you just have to sit at home.

Here's the kit one of the country's most ambitious FKT chasers uses when he heads out into the backcountry

Everything you need to know to ensure you don't ruin your skis, boots, and kit before next season

The wireless Rumpl Puffe- wants to warm up your next camping trip

Down versus synthetic in a head-to-head test

Don't throw out your down jacket just yet

The Ignite DriDown offers water-resistant down filling at a great price

A titanium bike with swooping lines and parallel triangles for added flex and greater shock absorption.

Sleeping bags keep getting lighter thanks to thinner fabrics and ever finer and fluffier grades of down. Which is a good thing, except when it isn’t. A couple of the bags we tested didn’t make the cut because, though the bags met their rating in the European Norm lab tests, those tests don’t account for air movement in real-life conditions.

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