Ultimate Summertime T-Shirt?

Quick-wicking, sun protective, and durable in the outdoors, the Eco-Speed-T from RailRiders is among Gear Junkie’s favorite shirts for activity outdoors in hot weather.

‘Realfleece’ Wool Apparel

Mention the term “fleece” in an outdoors setting and people think of a synthetic fabric. Icebreaker steps back to the origins of fleece with a…

Yak Wool Sweater

The average male yak weighs upwards of 1,000 pounds and produces a fine wool usable in the making of insulating apparel. Khunu USA employs yak…

Headphone-Equipped Hoodie

Never leave the house without your earbuds. Rusty’s Wired Series sweatshirts include embedded earphones on the shirts’ drawcords. Machine-washable, to boot!

First Ascent ‘Tech Hoodies’

Eddie Bauer First Ascent bridges the elusive hoodie/mid-layer gap with a pair of tech tops. T.C. Worley gives the concept a multi-month test.

TNF Mountain-Biking Shorts

The North Face has a new DH bike short named after one of the coolest downhill races in the world.

Ibex Hooded Indie

Can you say cozy? This hard-to-categorize wool top includes a tight-fitting hood and sleeves with thumb-hole cuffs.

Upcycled: Looptworks Clothing

A new company, Looptworks is manufacturing repurposed clothes made from scraps of fabric discarded at factories around the world. They are designed for urban lifestyles…

TNF Paramount Convertible Pant

Versatile legs: The North Face Paramount Convertible Pants zip apart to switch to shorts. Steve Hitchcock, a new contributor, puts the pants to the test.

Mountain Khakis Does Nylon

Designed by a company that knows the true meaning of “durable,” the Mountain Khakis Snake River collection is made of nylon that will dry quickly…

Arc’teryx Covert Cardigan

The Covert Cardigan by Arc’teryx, a pricey mid-layer top, is as comfortable as putting on your favorite hoody but without the weight. Plus, it’s not…

Workout Wear

Preparing for outdoor adventure, be it backpacking, biking or mountain climbing, can require ample time training indoors. Here are a few pieces of apparel –…

Backcountry Cairn Fleece

Backcountry.com, an online retailer of outdoors equipment, launched an in-house line of technical outerwear earlier this year, including the Cairn Fleece Jacket, a $110 model…

Backcountry.com Cairn Fleece Jacket

Fleece jackets hover in a mushy middle ground between waterproof-and-breathable shells and sturdy workaday wool sweaters. They’re warm enough for nice sunny winter days, but…

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