Patagonia R1 Fleece Hoody
You’ll never want to take this midlayer off.
Wearing appropriate clothing while in the backcountry can make or break a trip. Backpacker’s extensive backpacking and trail clothes reviews put all kinds of fabrics and styles to the test in real backcountry conditions.
You’ll never want to take this midlayer off.
A breathable shirt for adventure travel
A cross-training bargain
Go from peak to pub
This flannel can handle just about any obstacle.
Stay comfortable in this long sleeve shirt even when the temps are close to 100°F.
This is a fully featured sun shirt with clean, casual styling.
These performance boxer briefs have the support of a jock strap.
From sizzling deserts to 14,00-foot summits, these long-sleeved layers shielded testers from extreme conditions.
The Kirby offers more wind protection than a gauzier sun shirt.
A wool button down shirt that is super soft, looks cocktail ready and actually performs in the backcountry.
On hot-weather hikes, this poly-cotton blend shirt has great cooling effects.
This UPF 40 polyester crew one-ups other synthetic shirts.
A live-in comfy flannel that serves as a great trail shirt.
Pants, shirts, jackets, shorts, tees, and socks for every climate and condition.
A trail-worthy flannel.
A gauzy tee built for heat.
A versatile and breathable shirt from Norrøna.
Two his-and-her options for trail shorts and tops.
This super soft synthetic crew shirt has excellent wicking and quick-drying properties.
The Voodoos cast a three-part spell of comfort, durability, and function.
Experience all of the comfort with none of the smell with this SmartWool baselayer.
Trek everywhere with assurance with the durable and stylish Kühl Raptr Pants.
Find the best socks for any occasion and preference.
This hybrid hoodie from North Face will keep you comfortable in changing conditions.
Get year-round versatility for travel, trail, or town.
A mideweight merino layer perfect for on or off the mountain.
A low-bulk merino sweater that can handle cardio workouts.
The ultimate bang-for-buck ratio jacket.
This fleece will keep you warm, light, and unrestrained.
This midlayer will go with you on any adventure requiring more than short sleeves.
A bullet-proof pullover that doesn't add pounds.
This insulated hoody keeps performing, even when conditions are at their worst.
The perfect jacket for when your hardshell is just too much.
If these heat-makers don't keep you from freezing, nothing will.
A slim, 100-percent polyester skull cap.
Stay comfortable in summer and beyond with these lightweight, high-performance pieces.
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This tee is naturally breathable, resists odor, and feels as soft as cotton.
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These socks use a fabric that promotes airflow without sacrificing comfort.
Manage moisture with these lightweight, low-cuff socks.
These no-bulk baselayers provide warmth when you need it and breathability where you don't.
These baselayers deliver great moisture management and a skin-tight fit.
Water-repelling fabric allows for these cotton briefs to wick moisture and keep you dry.
With custom sizing and smart features these quick-dry pants are a must-have.
Prevent blisters with these liner socks.
These shorts are made to handle heat with a barely-there feel.
Keep comfortable in warm or cold with these no zip pants.
This full-zip jacket combines protection and warmth to create a great go-to jacket for staying warm.
Stay comfortable in hot temperatures with the Solar Polar.
Whether you're looking for all-day comfort or maximum support, we found two backpacking-friendly sports bras
All the great gear specs you're used to seeing in the Gear Guide - now in an easy-to-print digital format.
We tested more than 100 samples to find the best tops that breathe, wick, resist wear and tear, and keep you looking smart wherever the trail takes you.
A super soft tee that feels like cotton but is really a quick-dry performance synthetic
A wool/poly blend that dries fast and doesn't feel itchy
This long-sleeve top with UPF 30 keeps you cool and burn free.
This stylish button-down shirt is loaded with performance features
This t-shirt was voted our "best synthetic"
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This reader's wardrobe was letting her down on the trail. We outfitted her in some comfy boots with a versatile clothing layering system.
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This hard-charging editor needs gear that can stand up to long, hard days.
A cozy hat and a cozy jacket for our always-cold staffer.
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter with her favorite gear picks for 2011.
A shirt that does dayhike and "meet the parents" equally well.
Keep your digits warm through any cold-weather outing.
Thanks to specially treated leather on the palms and fingertips, these gloves are gadget friendly...but still warm.
A versatile helmet that can cover deep freeze to shoulder season.
Two-layer insulated mitts lined with both synthetic fill and fleece.
A great lightweight lid for any cool weather outing or high-rpm activity in deep cold.
Great winter climbing gloves thanks to a Gore-Tex lining and EVA padding across the knuckles.
An 80-percent recycled cashmere hat delivers a bit of backcountry luxury.
Made with Helly Hansen's Lifa material, this balaclava wicks and dries super quickly.
Leather/softshell gloves that weigh less than a Clif bar.
This 100-percent merino cap will be your go-to three-season and winter-workout hat.
These all-purpose gloves cost less than $90.