Clothing and Accessories

Find the best outdoor clothing for hiking, backpacking, climbing, trail running, skiing, and more right here. We’ve got you covered for all seasons, conditions, and activities with shorts for summer trail running, down jackets for winter expeditions, pants for your thru-hike, and more.

See our top outdoor apparel picks, including price comparisons, in any product category including down and synthetic insulation, for wind or waterproof-breathable shells, wool and synthetic baselayers, hiking, performance, and climbing apparel, and accessories.

Browse thousands of independent clothing reviews and ratings by real hikers, backpackers, alpinists, trail runners, skiers, and paddlers, to select appropriate, dependable, field-tested apparel for your body’s next adventure.

Recent Outdoor Clothing Product Reviews

Oakley Factory Winter Gloves

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Warmer than I expected, tough and waterproof. I'm not in the habit of ordering things like boots or gloves online but I already own another pair of Oakley gloves which I like so I decided to go ahead and try these.  The price was also right since I ordered these in August, a long way from the winter they were designed for.  The online reviews said to order a size larger, they were right.  I sometimes wear a size medium and the large ones fit me perfectly.  I wanted a leather snow glove for climbing… Full review

Columbia Titan Ice Short Sleeve

rated 4 of 5 stars Summary: A light, cool shirt for running in warm weather (not recommended for hiking) Here’s Columbia’s description of this wondrous shirt: “Keep cool in this short-sleeved performance shirt featuring sweat-activated super cooling technology. A crew neck and bonded seams create a [sic] active silhouette whilst elastane fibers ensure a perfect fit for all activities.” If we can dismiss the hyperbole, Columbia is offering a shirt that will help users stay cool when active in warm conditions… Full review

Smartwool Outdoor Sport Light Cushion

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable with cushioned sole and open mesh top these socks work well on their own or as a liner sock. Roughly a crew height with a comfortable bit of compression support along with their ability to dry quickly make these especially useful in hot weather. The Smartwool Outdoor Sport is a very versatile sock that functions well on its own in lightweight sport shoe applications, but also does a great job as a liner sock when wearing heavier boots. Fit and Comfort: Made from an extremely… Full review

Avalanche Wear Striker Crew

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, breathable crew neck for runners, hikers, and bikers. Interesting styling touches for a simple tee. At first glance, the Avalanche Wear Striker crew looks like a million other tee shirts on the market. The subtle styling flourishes beg for a second glance. The front and sides of this shirt feature a horizontal striped polyester mesh, while in the center of the back a more breathable closed-hole mesh is featured. Double stitched seams in a contrasting grey are used throughout this… Full review

Native Hardtop Ultra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The native Hardtop Ultra sunglasses have worked really well backpacking, hiking, and paddle boarding. They are lightweight, stay on your head well, and have excellent Polarized lens. The Native Hardtop Ultra model is, as the name suggests, a top-frame-only sunglass style. They come in a crush proof case with an extra set of interchangeable lenses and a handy cleaning cloth. The lenses provided are dark grey and brown, allowing you to change the lens depending on the brightness of the sunlight. The… Full review

Trail Designs Ultralight Glasses

rated 4 of 5 stars These extremely lightweight "nose specs" are great to keep in a pocket for use checking maps or other small writing for those "experienced" backpackers that are having a little trouble focusing on the small stuff. Generally work well and come in three strengths, but aren't that comfortable for longer wear like reading at night. A couple of years ago, I hit that age when my perfectly functional eyes decided they were getting tired. It started with me using the zoom keys a lot on my laptop at work… Full review

Chaos Stratus Sombrero

rated 4 of 5 stars Huge brim gives great sun and rain coverage. Floatable brim makes it a perfect for paddle sports. Adjustable for a perfect fit. If you spend a lot of time out in the sun or rain you can't find a hat that does much more than the Chaos Stratus Sombrero. Sombrero hats are made from 100% Polyester and are both breathable and waterproof. The medium size, blue with black brim hat I was given weighs in at 4.5 ounces and measures 15.5 inches front to back and 13 inches side to side, which provides massive… Full review