15 Must-Have Pieces PLUS Two Ultimate Trail Watches
The North Face Flight Series Fuse Jacket $300
Yes, it’s pricey for what looks like a basic windbreaker. But it just works, and is featherlight and will last for years in the mountains. It’s making it worth every penny.
Smartwool men’s PhD 5" Short $65
Merino wool next to skin is a wise move. A slightly longer short on the trails is also a smart play.
Salomon Right Nice Mid-Hoodie $150
The Swiss Army knife of midlayers. Looks great on the streets, but works even better on the trails.
Smartwool PhD HyFi Training Glove $54
Great for the shoulder seasons, with subtle reflective hits and smartphone-sensitive fingertips.
Smartwool PhD Racerback Seamless Bra $68
A secure four-point system and chaf-free comfort for long trail adventures.
MEC Fairpoint Jacket $110
A simple, close-fitting trail companion for days that stay on the cold side. And a great value.
The North Face AK Flight Series Wind Pant $TBA
Like the Flight Series jacket, super lightweight and highly packable. This pant could literally become a lifesaver.
Salmon Elevate O Tight $90
Who says you can’t have an interesting print while out in the forest? The cut is also great for breezy, shade-covered spring runs.
Arc’teryx Calvus Cap $40
Stow it or wear it, this lightweight cap wicks sweat away quickly and dries ridiculously fast.
Princeton Tec Sync Headlamp $40
Simple, easy to use and fully featured. Equipped with a flood, spot and red beam, and it can spot and flood at the same time, just in case you’re running in complete darkness.