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Senior gear editor Ariella Gintzler praised these tights for their extreme comfort and durability. “After more than four months of weekly use in the gym and on the gritty sandstone boulders near my home in Santa Fe, these bottoms hardly look worn,” she wrote.

The Sabre Snow Pants are our Gear Guy’s favorite do-everything pants, which he included in his ultimate ski touring kit. “The perfectly articulated legs bend and move like champs while I’m skinning, and ample zippered vents prevent sweat buildup,” he wrote. If you plan to really get after it…

Breathable, stink-free, and softer with wear. What's not to love?

Chickfly’s innovative zipperless fly makes for pee freedom

Now’s a great time to save a few bucks on hiking gear

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…

We featured the Camp Pant in our 2021 Winter Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best men’s après gear. We like the variety of understated colors that match any top, and Gear Director Will Taylor called them “durable yet soft.”…

Finding hiking pants for my curvy body was a lifelong struggle, until I tried Fjällräven’s High Coast Lite trousers

Whether you’re slinging a chainsaw, loading hay bales, or wielding a torch, durable workwear that fits well allows you to do your job better

The best women’s denim for pandemic spring

It feels like you're wearing a pile of sleeping puppies, and the puppies are all dreaming about lambs

These three perfect pairs are just as comfortable on the couch as they are outside

The Stretch Zion Straight is one of our favorite pairs of do-it-all men’s pants. We think it’s worth snagging during our 12 Days of Deals.

Masks, slippers, and shackets—what else do you need?

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.”…

The Sentinel AR was one of our favorite pairs of ski pants in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. With Gore-Tex waterproofing and 100-denier Cordura, they’re mega durable and designed to keep you dry. Plus, “The soft brushed insulation means they can be worn comfortably over thin or thick base…

A pair of protective, breathable, comfortable bottoms is foundational to any adventure kit. We're here to help you find ones with the right features and fit.

As summer gives way to fall, these are the items that our staff has been reaching for time and again

Contributor Jakob Schiller included these pants in his holiday style guide. Schiller found the slim fit flattering and said the spandex-cotton blend “means they’re great on the bike if you commute to work.” They’re also stylish enough to wear at both the office and dinner parties.

The Stretch Front is climbing editor Julie Ellison’s do-it-all pant for climbing and travel. “These are the first pants that have ever stayed in place while climbing,” says Ellison. The pant has a slim fit and the organic cotton-elastane blend gives it plenty of stretch for high steps and…

We're always looking for that magic outfit that can be worn for days on the road before you need to clean it. Here are some tried-and-true picks.

These items will keep you comfortable and protected while you tend to your flowers and veggies

Breathable, light, durable, and weather-resistant: here's everything you need to be comfortable outdoors this season

PrimaLoft and Sitka have collaborated to make the material more reliable

These items kept our steeds moving and our riders happy

Sitka makes top-quality products for time outside, regardless of your preferred activity

Patagonia’s Performance Twill is one of our favorite pairs of do-anything jeans. The lightweight cotton-polyester blend is “stretchy but also works to wick moisture away from the inside and repels moisture from the outside,” we wrote. Plus, the pants are sewn using Fair Trade Certified practices.

How to stay healthy—and maintain sanity—while you're social-distancing

We reviewed these bottoms in our our roundup of the best women’s base layers. They “pack down almost as small as a pair of pantyhose,” said our tester, “and the poly fabric is exceptionally breathable, wicks well, and is ideal for warmer days and rigorous activities like cross-country skiing…

These sweats are among our Gear Guy’s favorite athleisure pants. Workout from home in these pants or leisurely binge watch Netflix, we won’t judge. “Their perfect medium-to-light weight meant I stayed cozy without overheating,” he wrote.

From wind-resistant undies to traction devices, build a kit to brave the cold this season

Stop trying to trick us, gear companies. We know a parka when we see one.

Our Gear Guy called these ski pants his “favorite winter bottoms of all time” because they’re warm, chafe-free, and fit well. Plus, the special beacon pocket on the right thigh keeps your transceiver safe yet accessible in an emergency.

The queen of wool on what she'd wear if she were forced to never wear wool again

Going to the bathroom while skiing is notoriously difficult. These bottoms ease the burden.

One writer's meditation on the confusing world of snow-sports apparel

Comfort and performance that doesn't look sloppy

We think the ATX Work Pants are essential in any men’s fall outfit. “Thanks to a brushed-cotton build, the ATXs are much softer to the touch than your usual trousers, so there’s absolutely no break-in period,” our tester wrote. The pants boast reinforced knees and a gusseted crotch for…

Men's trousers that are up to any task you throw at them

These pants are an essential part of our fall outfit. “With just a hint of spandex for stretch, these slim-fit corduroy pants are snug enough to flatter your curves yet don’t sacrifice comfort,” wrote gear editor Ariella Gintzler. We also dig the variety of colors: toned-down grey or blue…

I traveled through three climates in three weeks and didn't check a bag. Here's how I packed.

In our long-term test of women’s ski pants, this pair was our top pick for eco-friendliness. “The hefty $549 price tag is easier to swallow when you consider that everything about this pant, from performance to sustainability, is on point. Finding a pair on sale leaves you no excuse…

Style for when you descend from the mountains

Contributor Crystal Segan conducted a long-term test of women’s ski pants and the Winner was her runner-up pair for resort skiing. “The Winner is perfect for the weekend-warrior resort skier,” Segan wrote. She also noted the Winner is ideal for narrow-waisted women because it’s fitted through the hips and…

We tried out every model we could get our hands on over the course of a winter. Here are the ones that rose to the top for backcountry missions, in-bounds days, and everything in between.

20 pieces we'll be using on the mountain this winter

Deer, ducks, and other quarry won't even know you're there

We recommended these 100 percent organic cotton jeans as a stylish product that’s better for the environment. Wellen partners with a factory that upcycles its manufacturing water by sending it to local farmers for crop irrigation. Plus, we dig the classic cut in the “tasteful nineties-throwback light rinse.”…

From hair ties to hydration bladders, women share their top pregnancy hacks

Women's pockets used to be functional. Why aren't they anymore?

The trick to staying the right temperature this time of year? Bring smart options.

We featured these shorts in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide roundup of the best men’s running gear. Tester Martin Fritz Huber wrote: “The BallPark Pouch (imagine a mini hammock for your bits) and breathable, lightweight shell make the 2N1 the perfect preemptive strike against chafing.”…

We included these pants in our roundup of the best women’s après gear of 2019. “The nylon Møva is flattering and cocktail-hour comfy,” our tester Stephanie Pearson wrote. Plus, the pants have ample pocket space to fit a small wallet, phone, and keys.

In this Winter’s Buyers Guide we wrote: “on the coldest powder days, turn to the Black Magic and its polyester insulation to keep you warm and cozy.” The Black Magic has all the features you want in a bib (ex: tailored fit, boot gussets, mesh-lined leg vents) for a…

Bring home the bacon. Or venison or turkey.

We ski in jeans. And skip the wardrobe change when we’re done.

You can’t spend every day chasing powder stashes

Swaddle yourself in light-weight, breathable warmth

In our review of the best ski pants of 2019, our tester wrote, “the Patsey Marley excels on all-day missions.” Convenient features like side zippers and four pockets allowed us to store plenty of snacks and easily use the bathroom when we needed.

Fall clothes that look as good as they work

The stretchy, relaxed-fit Freedom Pants are perfect for beginner skiers. The two-layer exterior nylon and fully taped seams will keep you dry on wet days, and the hook and loop thigh pocket will hold a quick lift snack. Plus, the inner thigh vents dump heat when you work up…

Howler Brothers just launched an entire collection of cool-weather gear that will have you covered—head to toe—from now until Thanksgiving

In 2017, we recommended these pants in our roundup of the best tailgating gear. We love the 12-ounce duck canvas and double front panels, which offer just enough protection for scrapes against rock. The streamlined fit makes them look clean enough to wear to the bar or out to…

Fjallraven made some smart upgrades to the new Kebs. I'm pleasantly surprised to report that the result is better durability and freedom of movement.

Like many other pants made for the outdoors, the Konfidant is constructed from a light and breathable blend of cotton, nylon, and spandex. But the real story with these pants is the vents. They’re everywhere—in the rear pockets, in the front pockets, in the thigh pockets, on the back of…

Last fall, we tested dozens of women’s climbing pants and the RPS Rock Pant was our staffer’s top choice. Stretchy fabric, articulated knees, and an adjustable waist make these pants perfectly designed for rock climbing. “These have quickly become my favorite pants to climb and boulder in,” our tester…

We tested these shorts during our 2019 bike test and loved them. The Vista Short “is just as comfortable for walking around town as it is in the saddle,” we wrote. While other cycling apparel has started catering to race types, these shorts are perfect for cyclists who just…

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