Bike-to-ski Equipment Designed To Excel On The Long Haul
Bike-to-ski Equipment Designed To Excel On The Long Haul
I wore three things nearly the entire trip: wool socks, the same pair of bike shorts and the Alpiner insulated jacket. After the trip, I burned the first two– and if I didn’t have this innate yearning to want to keep using the Alpiner, I might frame it instead. The lightweight puffy kept us warm while biking and skiing, dried amazingly fast and resisted my stank, too. It’s a crucial mid-layer for any type of ski tour.
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Hit the Road With These Versatile Threads
Hit the Road With These Versatile Threads

Stio’s Eddy Shirt receives heaps of praise, and for good reason. It’s water-resistant, dries quickly, and has UPF 50 plus sun protection. It also has pearl snaps, adding a touch of style. Constructed with Conflux, a blend of nylon, polyester, and durable water repellent, it’s essentially a light jacket that looks like a shirt. I’ve used it a ton while spring skiing as it shields sun and wind while staying low profile. Come summer, it’s the perfect layer for hikes, bike rides, and jaunts into town. I’m sure if I were a boating person I would be wearing it all the time on the water. It’s super comfortable and versatile and it doesn’t look too technical.

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The Best Hiking Pants for Women
The Best Hiking Pants for Women
These technical pants are surprisingly adaptable. They come equipped with two of our favorite features: a zippered kick gusset that adapts to any pair of shoes and a hidden pocket on the hip that’s perfect for money, cards, or even headphones.

After multiple days of use with no washing in between, we were able to spot clean them easily. And we were happy to see that they kept their shape. Stio’s rugged and repellent Tetonic Twill fabric stands up to heavy use while being able to hold its own in the local coffee shop.

Whether you need a pair of pants that transition from trail to office or are wanting a highly durable yet flattering pair of pants for everyday life, the Stio Coburn XT is it.
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Our Favorite Lightweight Puffy Jackets for Women
Our Favorite Lightweight Puffy Jackets for Women
You’d expect an anorak-style puffy to be as boxy and bulky as a quilt. But the Pinion’s great achievement is its tailored look. Vertical princess seams on the sides create an hourglass shape. Opening the snaps on the split hem creates more room for broader hips. And the abbreviated zipper makes this feel more like a sweatshirt than the technical jacket it is. The 800-fill goose down kept me warm on calm, 40-degree nights in camp, and the Pertex Quantum shell fabric, which is light, soft, and made to hold insulation, blocks light winds. It’s also silky to the touch, which makes this a comfy travel pillow once you stuff the jacket into its own kangaroo pouch.
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5 Performance Vests to Buy Now
5 Performance Vests to Buy Now

This highly packable Stio vest has just enough insulation to take the chill off. And because it's synthetic, it stays warm even when you sweat. The neck and hand-warming pockets are both fleece-lined - a small but delicious detail.

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Best Men’s Mountain Bike Gear
Best Men’s Mountain Bike Gear
These stretchy, soft, and tailored cut shorts look great on and off the bike and complement just about any jersey. Two zippered pockets offer ample storage for small bits like your phone. A DWR finish offers some water repellency, too. They’re well-vented, comfortable, and versatile.
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