Outdoor Apparel: Jackets, Layers, Boots & Shoes
Our favorite outdoor apparel keeps us dry, comfortable, and moving on the trail - and looks great in town after our adventures, too. Our reviews and guides feature our favorite hiking clothes and jackets - and our favorite layering essentials, rain shells, and hiking boots.
Weather in the South can range from downright frigid to warm and balmy – and sometimes in a single day. From chilly pre-sunrise mornings to humid afternoons and late showers, we encounter a wide range of weather on the trail in just about every season. Our favorite performance outdoor wear keeps us comfortable and dry out on the trail, and with a great layering system of pants, jackets, shorts, and shirts, we’re always ready for just about whatever the weather throws at us.
Check out our detailed reviews, featuring our favorite hiking clothes and boots. And our outdoor gifts for her and outdoor gifts for him highlight our favorite adventure apparel, from our favorite hiking, running, and backpacking trails to town and pretty much everywhere in between.
LOWA Boots: our four favorite GTX hiking boots, compared
LOWA boots have long been our trusted choice of hiking footwear for adventures in the South. We compare our long-time favorite, the Renegade GTX, with some of their newest hiking and trekking boot styles, the Innox GTX Mid, Sesto GTX Mid, and Irox GTX Mid.READ MORE
Outdoor Gifts for Her
Looking for gift ideas for the runner, hiker or outdoor-loving lady on your list? Our outdoor gifts ideas for her feature our favorite, trail-tested women’s apparel, boots, shoes, and accessories from our trail adventures in the South.READ MORE
Outdoor Gifts for Him
Looking for gift ideas for the runner, hiker or all-around outdoor guy on your list? Our outdoor gifts for him feature our trail-tested, favorite men’s jackets, outdoor apparel, hiking boots and running shoes that fuel our adventures throughout the South.READ MORE
Trail running gear list
Let’s hit the trail! Our trail running gear essentials include our favorite shoes, socks, apparel and gear that we’ve worn and loved on our adventures in the South.READ MORE
Patagonia Womens Nano Puff Jacket
The Nano Puff Jacket is one of our go-to faves for cold-weather trail adventures in the South. It’s water-resistant, warm and windproof – and yet lightweight and highly compressible. And with Patagonia’s use of eco-friendly recycled materials, it’s easy to see why we love this jacket.READ MORE
Stio Alpha Alpine Pullover
It’s like wearing a warm cloud. The Stio Alpha Alpine Pullover wraps Polartec Alpha insulation in a durable rip stop nylon shell to provide an insulated, breathable layering option, perfect for the trail and around town.READ MORE
HOKA ONE ONE Clifton running shoe review
The HOKA ONE ONE Clifton 3 is a quality, cushioned, ultra-comfy shoe that stands up to high mileage with its full EVA midsole. Our trail and road-tested review of this outstanding lightweight running shoe.READ MORE
Garmin Forerunner 235
The Garmin Forerunner 235 is a GPS running watch with a wrist-based heart rate monitor, an accelerometer for indoor use, and sleep and activity tracking. It’s our most trusted training tool for our running adventures in the South, and stylish for around-town wear, too.READ MORE
KUHL Ryzer Pullover
The Men’s KUHL Ryzer combines style and performance in an ultra-versatile long sleeve pullover. With a streamlined fit, it’s great on its own or layered, and it’s equally at home on the trail or around town.READ MORE
Editor’s Choice: Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2017
We scoured the massive floors at Outdoor Retailer’s Summer Market ’17 for the best, most Southern-worthy outdoor gear and apparel. Here are our editors’ top picks from the show.READ MORE