The Best Rain Jackets to Help You Brave the Elements

The Best Rain Jackets to Help You Brave the Elements

Look for laminated layers: Most technical waterproof jackets are referred to as two- or three-layer jackets. These layers usually consist of a face fabric that has been treated with a waterproofing agent like durable water repellent, which is a thin mesh for releasing...
The Best Base Layers to Keep You Warm

The Best Base Layers to Keep You Warm

There’s nothing basic about base layers. The base layer (outdoor industry speak for “undergarment”) is the foundation for your entire outdoor clothing system, and it all starts next to the skin. From the choice in fabrics to the location of the...
The Best Travel Mugs to Ward Off the Winter Chill

The Best Travel Mugs to Ward Off the Winter Chill

Few of us drink anything at room temperature. Go ahead. Name as many beverages as you can that we don’t drink either piping hot or freezing cold. Normally that means speed-gulping whatever you’re drinking before it reaches an awful 70 degrees Fahrenheit. But if you’re...