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Shades for charging hard and aprèsing harder

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.

Here's how to maintain stretch and minimize stench over time

Little luxuries for nights spent under the stars

Patagonia's Nano-Air line works for almost any adventure, thanks to its rare combination of durability, stretch, and breathability

Layers are the secret to staying warm, dry, and comfortable outdoors. These are the best for every situation.

Experts weigh in on how to make a face covering out of what's in your gear closet

Ensure your winter gloves last as long as possible with a little TLC

At just $40, the bamboo Countertop Composter is a bargain and will keep you from sending food waste to landfills

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

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

I love it dearly, but it's not something I ever would have spent my own money on

Fall is actually the best time to ride to work

Swaddle yourself in light-weight, breathable warmth

Turns out performance and eco-friendliness can play nice together

These simple packing steps will go a long way (like, 2,000 miles long) to making you a less burdened traveler

You're not going to want to do this at home

We focused on comfort, stretch, and how well they fought off sweat and stink

More than two dozen women tested synthetic and wool long underwear from 18 brands. These are the products that came out on top.

Sleep so magnificent, you’ll be turning in early

Retro style meets future tech

Soft, breathable, and light—ideal for running and backpacking in cool temperatures

True trail-to-town apparel is hard to come by, but these are worthy of the title

Our favorite puffies and shells for men and women, whether you’re riding lifts or out for a tour

The brand's new Azura and Kyan sleeping bags feature a new fill that's supposedly as lightweight and compressible as down

The Proof Rover pants finally find a balance between durability and comfort

Understanding a few technical basics—and being honest about your needs—will help you pick one you'll love

The fabric is knit to form air pockets, offering warming benefits without exposed fibers prone to shedding

An extremely light and comfortable sleeping pad that is excellent for three-season conditions.

The synthetic fill is designed to break down once it hits the landfill

Six cozy throws, from plush to practical

Warm, functional jackets with a strong dose of style

It’s a material, not a pattern, damnit

10 testers. 20 sleeping bags. 6 months. Here are the results.

The secret to making a great women’s puffy? The perfect combination of flattering lines, cozy insulation, and the freedom to move.

You wear them all day every day. They should be comfortable.

The recycled-plastic ball picks up synthetic fibers shed from your clothing in the wash—before they go down the drain

We can’t help but get excited about this new featherweight jacket

The textile company launched its Power Fill last year with 80 percent recycled material. Now it’s gone 100 percent.

It's safe for you but likely not for your pricey apparel. Here's how to avoid trashing your fancy outerwear with bug repellent.

Any of these four jackets could save your skin

Your adventure buddies and significant other will thank you

Clothing and a duffel that can be used over and over while still looking polished

Savvy streetwear to fend off April showers

Uberlight and able to take moisture in stride, a new breed of synthetic down is changing the winter jacket for good

The number-one most basic, most important camping skill

Down versus synthetic in a head-to-head test

In the past month, I’ve camped at the Wildflower Triathlons, and at the Deuces Wild Triathlon festival. Both times it felt like my sleeping bag wasn’t as warm as it used to be. Do sleeping bags expire?

The Ignite DriDown offers water-resistant down filling at a great price

Sleeping bags keep getting lighter thanks to thinner fabrics and ever finer and fluffier grades of down. Which is a good thing, except when it isn’t. A couple of the bags we tested didn’t make the cut because, though the bags met their rating in the European Norm lab tests, those tests don’t account for air movement in real-life conditions.

Outside reviews the best gear in the 2011 Summer Buyers Guide, including the Sea to Summit Traverse XTII sleeping bag.

What's the difference between synthetic insulation and down insulation in terms of staying warm? For example, how does 700 or 800 fill down compare to synthetics? PaulChicago, IL

Best for Cold, Wet Weather This is a great price for any zero-degree-rated bag, never mind one stuffed with PrimaLoft Infinity, a top-shelf but affordable synthetic insulation with a great loft-to-compressibility ratio. Just don’t expect the same fabrics and tailoring as on high-end bags. There’s no ergonomic footbox, and the…

Base camp essentials that take the rough out of roughing it