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  1. Expert Advice
  1. Skills

    How Does Rainwear Work?

    Find out what makes Gore-Tex and other rainwear technologies tick. Learn exactly what water resistant, waterproof and breathable mean.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 61 reviews
  2. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Travel Clothing

    Learn how to compare fabrics and choose travel clothing that dries fast, resists wrinkles and provides sun, rain or insect protection.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 121 reviews
  3. Care & Repair

    Rainwear: Durable Water Repellent (DWR) Care

    Learn how to test your rainwear’s durable water repellent (DWR) coating and how to revive existing DWR or apply new DWR.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 351 reviews
  4. Skills

    Animal Welfare and Outdoor Gear

    Learn how animal welfare issues, like the Responsible Down Standard and Responsible Wool Standard, relate to outdoor gear and clothing.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 14 reviews
  5. Skills

    Cold-Weather Hiking Tips

    Cold-weather hiking doesn’t have to be uncomfortable. Learn to have a good time with these clothing, gear, food, hydration and health tips.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 63 reviews
  6. Care & Repair

    Fabric Care Symbols

    Our guide explains the most common fabric care symbols that you'll find on clothing tags, including the wash, dry, iron and bleach icons.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 56 reviews
  7. Skills

    Fair Trade Food and Clothing Basics

    Learn about Fair Trade and how it helps farmers, workers and the environment and how you can choose Fair Trade products when shopping.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 20 reviews
  8. Care & Repair

    How to Break in Your Hiking Boots

    Learn how to break in a new pair of hiking boots so you can maximize your comfort along the trail.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 228 reviews
  9. Care & Repair

    How to Care for Gore-Tex Rainwear

    Keep your Gore-Tex clothing waterproof with these cleaning tips, and learn how to tell if the durable water repellent coating needs renewal.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 30 reviews
  10. Buying Guides

    How to Choose and Use Gaiters

    Gaiters come in different shapes and sizes. Learn how to choose and use gaiters for hikes, backpacking trips, glacier climbs and snowsports.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 180 reviews
  11. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Base Layers

    Choosing the right underwear (base layer) is essential—learn how moisture-wicking materials, fabric weight and fit affect comfort in the outdoors.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 132 reviews
  12. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Bike Shoes

    Learn how to choose bike shoes for road, mountain and casual riding, and understand how they work with clipless pedal systems.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 45 reviews
  13. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Hiking Boots

    Use our guide to find the right hiking boots for you. Includes expert tips from heel to toe and info on boot types, materials and fit.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 318 reviews
  14. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Hiking Socks

    Choosing the right hiking socks will keep your feet happy during the long haul. This article covers sock height, cushioning, fabric and fit.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 188 reviews
  15. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Insulated Outerwear

    Can't decide between down or synthetic insulation? Learn to compare the compressibility, warmth and weight of insulated outerwear options.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 96 reviews
  16. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Rainwear

    Learn about the types of rainwear, including waterproof/breathable technology, and how to choose the jacket that will best serve your needs.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 478 reviews
  17. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Rock Climbing Shoes

    Learn how to choose and fit rock climbing shoes, including information on types of rock shoes, features and fit tips.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 174 reviews
  18. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Running Shoes

    Learn how to choose between the different types of running shoes, whether you're planning on road running, trail running or doing cross fit.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 296 reviews
  19. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Snow Gloves and Mittens

    Learn how to choose the best pair of gloves or mittens for downhill skiing, snowboarding and cross-country skiing.

    rated 3.25 out of 5 with 33 reviews
  20. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Socks

    Synthetic or merino wool socks have subtle differences depending on their intended activity. We'll explain sock fit, features and fabrics.

    rated 4.5 out of 5 with 40 reviews
  21. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sports Bras

    An effective sports bra fits properly and offers ample support during your favorite activities. Learn how to find the right size and type.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 168 reviews
  22. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Sun Protection (UPF) Clothing

    Sun protection can come from more than just sunscreen. Learn what UPF ratings are and how to choose sun protective clothing.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 465 reviews
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    How to Choose Sustainable Clothing and Gear

    What are the environmental impacts of making clothing and gear? We explain what they are and how brands work to reduce those impacts.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 6 reviews
  24. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Swimsuits

    Learn how to choose the best swimsuit for your activities, whether you're lap swimming, racing or just having fun at the beach.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 9 reviews
  25. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Trail-Running Shoes

    The right trail-running shoes can help you tackle off-road terrain. This article offers advice for finding shoes that meet your needs.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 191 reviews
  26. Buying Guides

    How to Choose Walking Shoes

    Learn how to find the right walking shoe for you. This article includes information on types of shoes, fit and features.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 68 reviews
  27. Care & Repair

    How to Clean Hiking Boots

    With proper cleaning and care, your hiking boots will last you for many years and many miles along the trail.

    rated 4 out of 5 with 219 reviews
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    How to Clean Running Shoes

    Running shoes don’t require a lot of care, but proper cleaning is important to ensure that they perform well and last for many miles.

    rated 3.5 out of 5 with 31 reviews
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    How to Fix a Jacket Zipper

    When a jacket won’t zip properly, the slider is often to blame. Learn how to repair a worn out zipper slider, plus a few quick fixes.

    rated 3.75 out of 5 with 6 reviews
  30. Skills

    How to Lace Hiking Boots

    Increase comfort on the trail by learning simple boot lacing techniques that help you deal with heel slipping, pressure points and toe pain.

    rated 4.25 out of 5 with 283 reviews