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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.

The Flint and Tinder 365 khaki short is our reviews editor’s daily driver. “Its no-frills cut is simple and clean-looking enough to wear to the office, and its stretchy cotton-Spandex fabric facilitates city bike rides and easy hikes,” he wrote.

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We featured the Konseal FL 2 in our 2021 Summer Buyer’s Guide climbing gear roundup. “Most approach shoes are either stiff for climbing or supportive for hiking, but the Konseal does both. A layer of TPU lends a springy feel to the thin midsole, which has a beveled edge…

With an innovative hipbelt and pockets (almost) everywhere I need them, this backpack is a quiver killer for multiday treks

Contributor Bryan Rogala summed it up best when he called the Baggies “classic all-arounders” in his roundup of the best summer travel clothing. “The 100-percent recycled, quick-drying nylon construction and DWR finish ensures that they perform as well on land as they do in water without adding weight to your bag,” he wrote.

Sleeves still play an important role against the elements, even when it’s hot

We’re eyeing these steals at Huckberry’s annual Summer Sale, which lasts now through July 26

Outside columnist Jakob Schiller penned an ode to these shorts and praised them for their versatility. “Buy two pairs, and I promise that they’ll be all you need from June through October for the next five years,” he wrote.

Outside contributor Jason Heaton loves this Huckberry line: “Flint and Tinder, a collection made entirely in the U.S., enables lots of mixing and matching right through shoulder season.” The Crossback Work shirt is built from a burly looseweave twill flannel.

Springtime means rainstorms, and the Venture 2 is a budget-friendly way to stay dry, whether you’re dodging drops on your way to work or stuck in a torrential downpour miles from the trailhead. Its 2.5-layer DryVent waterproof-breathable laminate and underarm vents dump unwanted heat buildup.

Designed to handle a variety of snow-filled excursions, the Environ is made with a three-layer, waterproof polyester shell that can take a beating. While the outer is plenty breathable, Stio added pit zips to dump heat for high-output activities, like grueling early-morning skins.

This brushed cotton flannel is one of our go-to tops. The Junction’s medium cut and colorful plaid pattern looks good around any mountain town, and we dig the shirt’s two western-inspired chest pockets.

We featured these pants in our roundup of rain gear that looks good. “Most liquids, including coffee and rain, bead up and roll right off, keeping you dry and sharp,” wrote contributor Jakob Schiller. We like that the pants look nice enough for the office, but they’re also stretchy…

The “AG” stands for Anti-Gravity, Osprey’s term for the Atmos’s swath of torso-conforming mesh that allows airflow while providing balance and support. The unique design creates contact with your entire back, which, combined with tons of adjustability in the torso and hipbelt and four compression straps, allows you to stabilize…

We featured the Actik Core in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best headlamps for running. “We love the simplicity of the Actik, which powers its 350 lumens via a rechargeable lithium battery that’s easy to top off before a run,” our tester wrote. “No outlet?…

Outside staffers get compliments on their Marmot PreCip jackets every time they wear them. The simple, streamlined design works well for urban commutes, epic hikes, and high-speed singletrack descents. Plus, Marmot makes them in solid colors that look good on everybody. You won’t find a more reliable, comfortable shell at…

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Cool clothing for quick laps and high-mileage days

We picked the 10-Year as one of our favorite hoodie upgrades. “The cotton-polyester blend is warm enough for cool-weather workouts,” our tester wrote. Flint and Tinder made it durable enough to last for the next decade, so if you rip it or tear it, they’ll repair it…

The full-zip version of this windbreaker was one of our favorite pieces of peak bagging gear for its compact size and light protection. This half-zip is ideal for day hikes or getting around town, and it won’t blend into the landscape—that’s just fine with us.

For years, one Outside editor thought cleansing his mug with a bar of soap was sufficient. Then he tried Harry’s face wash.

These gloves raised nearly $225,000 when they debuted on Kickstarter in 2016. Contributor Jakob Schiller is a big fan. “With a waxed and baked leather outer, waterproof-breathable membrane, and Thinsulate insulation, they’re great for frigid resort ski days while being breathable enough for long backcountry missions,” he wrote.

We called the Field Shirt the “Swiss Army knife of utility layers” in our Holiday Gift Guide. Made from organic cotton twill, the shirt is soft against the skin and holds up to activities like hiking or yard work.

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.”…

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…

The Anchor Line was one of our favorite technical flannels in our 2019 Winter Buyer’s Guide. Our tester liked its “funk-fighting boost courtesy of a merino-nylon blend that wicks moisture as you move and lends a bit more stretch.” The nylon material on the shoulders and sleeves…

The Ferrosi’s nylon build is incredibly light and stretchy. We like them for climbing (the reinforced knees help them stand up to North Carolina granite), but they’re also reliable for mountain bike rides, hikes, and grocery store runs. We found them too thin for true winter conditions, but in the…

When it was first released in 2010, we called the Snowshot “one of the least expensive jackets in our test but also a tester favorite.” The three-in-one design lets you wear a waterproof shell or insulated liner—or both together for really cold weather.

Our former gear editor Ben Fox loves the Transcendent for its uber-warm protection from the elements. “When you’re on a chilly belay or ripping off touring skins on an exposed summit and the wind starts gusting, you’ll be thankful for the Transcendent’s lofty, lightweight 650-fill down insulation, wind-resistant fabric, and…

One of our favorite shackets, the United by Blue Snap is stuffed with a blend of bison fiber and recycled polyester, making it warm for its weight and exceptional at quashing odors. Pro tip: The jacket runs small, so we suggest sizing up.

Stio’s Hometown Down hooded vest was one of our six favorite sleeveless wonders in 2017. “The 800-fill down makes this is one of the warmest vests we’ve ever tested,” we wrote. Plus, the helmet-compatible hood and water-repellent down make it just as suitable on the slopes as it is…

Outside columnist Jakob Schiller included this jacket in his roundup of his favorite fall layers. “A blend of cotton, hemp, and spandex makes this coat the most versatile layer I own,” he wrote. “The soft cotton is comfy for lounging around the house or the campfire, while…

Our tester called the Coburns “some of the best trail pants out there.” Built with a water-resistant nylon and spandex mix, the pants are durable and stretchy but “don’t make you look like a trail geek.”…

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…

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