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Thanks to these boots, hiking went from painful to pure bliss

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

With the right preparation you can sneak out the door for a 30-minute workout at any time

A pair of high-quality merino wool socks are a worthy investment in our book, considering that unpleasantries on the trail––blisters and chafing––start with wet feet. These socks wick and breathe exceptionally well, and are built to provide warmth and comfort for all-day endeavors.

And here’s how you can do it yourself at home, step-by-step

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

Top picks from the person who's tried everything

In a year gone wrong, do this part of Christmas right

Not only do we use this stuff for 130 days every summer—we're not exactly nice to it in the process

Icebreaker socks, T-shirts, and base layers are on sale today

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.

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

Five kicks that transition seamlessly from trail to town

Running is simple, but the basics are important

Some proceeds of gear purchases go toward organizations that keep the planet clean

The gear and knowledge you need to stay comfortable overnight in the snow

Nothing says "I love you" like getting someone a gift they'll use again and again

Running with a stroller is all well and good in the milder months, but it takes a little extra planning to pull off in winter

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

Hiking, running, and just living—here's one pair to rule them all

The mountain vista wrapped around your ankle is captivating, but it’s the soft merino wool that will make you want to wear these socks on the reg, whether or not you’re on the trail. They’re soft, warm and just a little bit stretchy, and the ridges on the top of…

Style for when you descend from the mountains

They're all we want for Christmas (and Hanukkah, and our birthdays... you get the idea)

Say goodbye to your fitness tracker. Now your workout gear can deliver your stats.

What you need to treat blisters—and prevent them from happening in the first place

Stance’s Hike Sock is one of our favorite budget-friendly essentials. The wool blend keeps feet dry and warm, while the seamless toe closures and reinforced heels and toes offer extra cushioning. Plus, we dig the Ridge Line’s eye-catching design.

You can’t spend every day chasing powder stashes

Bundle up in our favorite fiber

We found Smartwool’s PhD Ski Light socks essential for resort skiing. “It’s tough to beat this blend of merino and synthetic fibers for the best mix of warmth, plushness, and sturdiness,” our tester wrote.

Keep your gear compact and safe with these handy haulers

After several months and thousands of miles, Outside's Taylor Gee knows what works and what doesn't

Stay comfortable on the trail, whether you're out for two days or ten

In a search for the best fall hiking socks, our tester Graham Averill wrote: “If you’re running from the chilly fall temps and hiking in the desert, this is our favorite warmer weather hiking sock.”…

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