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

“Years ago, I threw out all of my cotton socks and replaced them with three pairs of these lightweight merino items,” wrote columnist Wes Siler. “Aside from skiing (when I wear something taller), and very cold weather activities (where more insulation is needed), that remains my setup…

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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.

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You can’t spend every day chasing powder stashes

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.”…

Gear hacks for a good backpacking trip when the weather goes bad

Stuff to keep you comfortable for a day (or a month) on the trail

After months testing 59 models of socks, we think that the PhD Run are the best running socks you can buy. They’re soft, fast wicking, quick drying, durable, and comfortable for a long time, regardless of conditions.

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