The Best New Backpacking Apparel of Fall 2019

Clothes may not make you a better hiker, but they can make—or break—your next hike. These three-season pieces will upgrade any layering system.
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You can get away with a lot in summer, from not bringing enough clothes, to bringing the wrong ones, to even (gasp!) occasionally wearing cotton. But when the weather turns brisk, what you have on becomes a lot more important to having a safe and fun hike. Start with these eight favorite pieces, and stay tuned for our women's-specific picks.