We’ve already let go of the idea that cyclists should pretend to be drivers. Maybe it’s time to let go of our fixation on safety gear as well.

A good hat will keep your kids happy on the ski hill

Rain or shine, snow or sleet, the Coal Stanley has you covered

It’s time to upgrade your gas station beanie

Stylish hats to keep you covered

Here's everything he relied on while blazing up the trail

Can hemp work harder than cotton?

You may think all trucker hats are created equal. Think again.

A time-tested piece of headwear attracts a new cult following

Innovation from the bottom up

Would you pay $200 for a Canadian tuque?

Five innovative, affordable products coming out next winter

The trucker hat is an essential piece of kit here at Outside. We use them to keep the sun off our faces on the skin track and the sweat out of our eyes during post-work trail runs. Plus, they always go well with the de facto office uniform: a flannel and jeans. Here are eight of our favorites.

Smart brands are innovating with nature’s performance fiber.

Our nine favorite caps, for the hill, the trail, and the bar

Make sure you're prepared for sun, unpredictable weather, and fish guts

Layer up with this kit to stay warm, and happy, on your ride into work.

Getting into paddling is a good call. Blowing your money on unnecessary gear is not. Here’s exactly what you need.

If you plan to run this summer, you better have a hat. Here are our five favorites.

The classic cowboy hat comes home.

Running to work is hard, especially when you have to contend with cold weather, poor visibility, and icy roads. On those days, your gear matters.

Forget the forecast. This gear will keep you moving through the toughest season.

Let your friends know you care (and didn't totally forget about them)

You'll need lots of plaid, flannel, a pair of work boots, and a cap. With earflaps.

Yes, sun hats are one of the most effective ways to prevent skin cancer. But did you know they can also keep the heat from zapping your energy? During my decade as a raft guide, I found I was much more energetic at the end of the day when I…

I ran my first ultra, The North Face Endurance Challenge 50-Mile on December 7. Save two missing toenails and a pinky toe that looks like it belongs on a cadaver, I think I am far enough away from the pain to write about the gear that helped…

When it comes to holiday giving, you should never have to choose. This year, our editors have pulled together 68 perfect ideas—priced from $4 to $50,000—guaranteed to make anyone on your list feel like a million bucks.

I can’t seem to find a warm hat I like. They get sweaty when I’m playing hard, then freeze my noggin when I’m standing still.

Frigid temperatures, biting wind, blowing snow—if you’re well outfitted, it doesn’t really matter.

Our five favorite gadgets for everything from recording splits to rocking out, including the New Balance Tri-Viz with four built-into-the-brim LEDs that can operate in three different settings; the Timex Ironman Run Trainer With GPS; and the Motorola Motoactv, a lightweight wristwatch that packs music and heart-rate tracking.

Outside reviews the best gear for the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Arc'teryx Incendo.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Summer Buyer's Guide, including the Roxy 10'6" SUP.

Outside picks the essentials for March, including the Arc'teryx Motus Crew.

Outside picks the essentials for January, including the Patagonia Reversible Flannel jacket.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 gift guide, including the Lib Tech C2BTX snowboard.

She can shred like nobody's business. Here's what to get her.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Moving Comfort Rebound Racer Bra.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the Surly Pugsley bike.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2012 Winter Buyer's Guide, including the CW-X Insulator Stabilyx tights.

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