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Coats for every adventure, from sunny singletrack to frigid summits

The Odin Mountain Hybrid pulls double duty as a ski shell and all-year rain jacket. “If you hate loud, plasticky outerwear, consider this soft shell your new favorite jacket. Its four-way-stretch fabric feels like broken-in denim and stays blessedly silent when you move,” our testers wrote.

There’s never a bad time to give your gear some TLC. We recommend the Tech Wash for cleaning your synthetic technical fabrics and the TX Direct Wash-In for reviving DWR coatings.

These men's jackets offer versatile protection for a variety of weather

This is the softshell we recommended for winter cycling in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. “The chest, shoulders, and arms on the shell are wind- and water-resistant, taking the sting out of nasty weather,” wrote our tester, “while lighter back and underarm panels add stretch and breathability.”…

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

Stio released the first version of the Downwater Anorak last year and we loved it. Made from a rugged water-resistant nylon treated with UPF 50-plus sun protection, it fends off wind and water while still looking casual enough to wear around town.

Fall clothes that look as good as they work

By focusing on breathability, Polartec Alpha works when you’re moving, too

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

It’s a material, not a pattern, damnit

Your best defense against snow, sun, and everything in between

When to wash your shell, how to apply a DWR, and whether to choose a spray-on or wash-in

When weather rolls in, grab one of these

Dress for success when you get snow, rain, and sunshine, all in 24 hours

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