Toughest Gear: Beyond Clothing Steel Shock

Proof that clothes that fit better last longer.

Want softshell pants to wear for the next decade? We’d buy from this 2002 Editors’ Choice winner. Beyond sews jackets and pants in the USA to your measurements at prices that are often better than major labels. From Denali to the Grand Canyon, we’ve worn custom-fit models like the Steel Shock (made of Schoeller Dynamic, a lightweight stretch-woven nylon) on hundreds of trips, and the only dings are a few crampon tears. $159 and up; beyondclothing.com