'Best in Show' Award Winners represent Greatest New Gear for 2014

Affordable Hard Shell Jacket — This waterproof hardshell from Columbia, the Men’s EvaPOURation Jacket, was among the best bargains at the OR show. At $99, it competes with jackets that cost twice as much and offers comparable features and breathability.

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We tested it last month and were impressed with the jacket’s ability to keep us comfortable and dry in the rain, without breaking the bank. Bonus: The jacket is light at just 11 ounces in a men’s medium size.

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