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If you’re headed to Amazon Prime Day for outdoor gear this year, you might be disappointed. There are a few good buys—LifeStraw water filters at 60 percent off, for example—but so far, there are more no-name sleeping bags and cheapo softshells than true deals.
A better use of your hard-earned cash: The Merrell Men’s Trail Glove 4 Knit. We’ve used earlier versions of this ultralight trail runner for everything from races to day hikes—one editor even pressed his into service as water shoes on a trip to Costa Rica. The updated model adds a knit synthetic upper, as well as a sock-like ankle collar and elastic lacing system. Get it for $45—65 percent off—on Merrell’s site today.