Performance Wear that is Perfect for Fall

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Crisp air, changing leaves, apple cider and those cooler temps are just a few of the reasons fall is a favorite season for many. As we bid farewell to another great summer, we’re excited to welcome in the season of “all things pumpkin spice” with some performance gear and active wear picks that we help make those outdoor adventures just bit more comfortable. Everything from hiking boots to hydration packs, this selection of performance wear is perfect for fall.

Injinji Outdoor MW Crew Wool

The Injinji Outdoor MW Crew Wool offers lasting support and comfort on especially long runs and hiking trips. Its merino wool construction is not only impressively soft, but provides moisture and temperature regulating properties that keep feet cool and dry on the trail. The midweight cushion underfoot and seamless toe design gives extra comfort where you need it, while the high-performance fibers and Injinji’s five-toe design ensure optimal warmth-retention and protection from blisters and sores. MSRP $23 www.injinji.com

Jack Wolfskin Travel T

When the sun’s beating down on the trail ahead, we’re thankful for the barely there feel of the Jack Wolfskin Travel T. Jack Wolfskin built this tee with smooth jersey fabric that dries quickly for optimal lightweight breathability for those warmer hikes. When the fall temps are not quite in the cool category or our pursuit is high paced, you will find us wearing the Jack Wolfskin Travel T which let’s us push on to the finish without stopping. MSRP $39.95 www.jackwolfskin.com

Wildhorn Bypass MTB Gloves

The Wildhorn Bypass MTB Gloves features everything we need to feel comfortable and covered on every ride. It features a nylon and spandex blend shell that’s durable enough to handle hits and snags and a sturdy palm made up of Wildhorn’s sustainable Clarino material which provides an optimal bar feel and grip. The Wildhorn Bypass MTB Gloves ensure that our hands are connected to our handlebars with as much dexterity as if we weren’t wearing them. MSRP $39.99 www.wildhornoutfitters.com

Brooks Run Visible 2-n-1 Short and Short Sleeve Tee

With daylight hours decreasing more runs will be done in the dark and that is when we turn to the Brooks Run Visible collection. The Brooks Run Visible 2-n-1 Short and Short Sleeve Tee bring the visibility and comfort that is befitting. The 360 degree reflectivity and high contrast colors aids visibility while the lightweight durable DriLayer fabric delivers super fast wicking and comfortable coverage. If your runs are between dusk and dawn, be sure to check out the pieces in high-vis Brooks Run Visible collection to keep you cozy and help you stay seen. MSRP $78 and $75 www.brooksrunning.com

Wildhorn Outfitters Radke MTB Cycling Glasses

The Wildhorn Outfitters Radke MTB Cycling Glasses feature impressive coverage, durable materials and optimized tints for off road riding. They protect our eyes from trail debris and the sun’s rays. We also get a sharp field of vision thanks to Fenom lenses. Wildhorn Outfitters provides three lenses for the best possible visual experience in any condition. From exposed trails to deep under a canopy of trees, the tints help reduce color confusion while filtering harmful UV rays for a crisper field of view and better color contrasts. The lens shape increases the coverage area for added protection from the wind, light and debris, while the frame integrates seamlessly with most cycling helmets for a comfortable fit. In addition, the Radke sunglasses come with a microfiber cloth and zippered hard case for protection when you’re not wearing them. MSRP $79.99 www.wildhornoutfitters.com

Wildhorn Outfitters Corvair MTB Helmet

The Wildhorn Outfitters Corvair MTB Helmet is designed for the right balance of protection and practicality on the trail. It features a tough polycarbonate shell with an in mold EPS liner made to take the brunt of impacts. The helmet is built with 17 vents to channel cool air throughout and keep you comfortable while you ride on those harder climbs. Wildhorn Outfitters equipped the Corvair with a FTA system to help you dial in the perfect fit. The Corvair MTB Helmet delivers a comfortable, supportive and secure fit that doesn’t require adjusting after you’ve left the trailhead. MSRP $89.99 www.wildhornoutfitters.com

Pearl iZumi Prospect Term Jogger

The Pearl iZumi Prospect Term Jogger is the ultimate lightweight trail pant and we like wearing them on and off the bike. Their brushed fleece performance fabric is soft to the touch and incredibly comfortable. Add in plenty of stretch and some reflective accents on the back of the ankles and we’re free to pedal down trails and around town with full freedom of movement and increased visibility. MSRP $105 www.pearlizumi.com

Patagonia Houdini Jacket

The unpredictable nature of the weather in the great outdoors demands adaptable apparel and the Patagonia Houdini Jacket is just that. Weighing less than four ounces and built with 100% recycled nylon, we count on this jacket to help us fight off chilly headwinds and repel light rain. And when temperatures rise, the jacket stuffs into its own pocket for easy storage in the smallest of spaces, without weighing us down. MSRP $109 www.patagonia.com

Filson Field Flannel Shirt

Filson’s Field Flannel Shirt is a go to when the air has a chill for its considerable comfort. The plain weave cotton that’s brushed on both sides is warm and soft to the touch, making autumn days hiking amongst the fall colors downright cozy. The Filson Field Flannel Shirt gives us that dapper button down style with mounds of mobility and a comfortable fit. There is truly not much else we could ask for out of a mid-weight dependable classic. MSRP $115 www.filson.com

Jack Wolfskin Tasman Cloud Fleece

Daily life heading outdoors seldom means a laid-back lifestyle, so we wear the Jack Wolfskin Tasman Cloud Fleece during and between pursuits. While we’re hiking on the trails, the breathable fleece offers ideal insulation without letting us get too warm. And the Nanuk Dynamic stretch fabric gives us freedom of movement, while a cozy hood and thumb loops keeps heat held close. MSRP $119.95 www.jackwolfskin.com

EREM Xerocole Hiking Boot

The EREM Xerocole Hiking Boot is our ticket to a good day on the trail. The rugged and durable leather upper combined with good breathability ensures a lasting boot with fresher feet throughout the day. The mid-height is supported with a full length wood-fiber shank board to keep us from rolling an ankle if we slip on loose scree. Inside, it has extra cushioning with a molded cork footbed where our feet are impacted most, while outside the 6 mm tread lugs provide unrelenting traction. MSRP $169.99 www.eremlife.com

Artilect Exposure Hoodie

Whether we’re backcountry hiking, trail running or just hanging out, the Artilect Exposure Hoodie has our back. This midweight hoodie works as a baselayer or standalone option thanks to its protective properties of banana fiber, matched with the incredible benefits of Nuyarn merino technology that wicks moisture, resists odors and controls our personal climate to help us stay warm and comfortable during any fall adventure. MSRP $170 www.artilect.studio

USWE Shred 16

We realized we don’t need a quiver of hydration packs when one will do the trick. USWE’s versatile Shred 16 is low profile enough to join us on quick lunchtime rides, but boasts enough storage for our long weekend excursions. Plus, it stays super stable through all of it thanks to its bounce free No Dancing Monkey 2.0 + Snug-Me harness system and waist support belt that makes the pack stay put on your back without cramping your style. In terms of features, the Shred 16 comes with a helmet carry system, some armor carry attachment points, included rain cover and a zippered top panel pocket with soft inner fabric to store your sunglasses. The USWE Shred 16 can carry everything you need to stay prepared, hydrated and comfortable while you’re out on the trail. MSRP $199.99 www.uswe.com

Patagonia Dirt Roamer Jacket

Pull on the Patagonia Dirt Roamer Jacket when the skies open up and enjoy a few more miles on the trails before heading home. This sturdy mountain bike jacket features a breathable 3L H2No waterproof membrane which seals out storms and the 100% recycled nylon fabric is lightweight yet durable. The helmet compatible hood keeps us dry when the rain is really coming down and the rear pocket packable design makes it easy to stash this jacket in a pack on grey fall rides. MSRP $229 www.patagonia.com

Filson Down Cruiser Vest

When summer turns to chilly fall, we shrug on the Filson Down Cruiser Vest for added warmth on our early morning walks and our autumn color tour treks. The heat trapping goose down insulation packs a toasty punch that resists inclement weather so we can stand up to the frigid cold with confidence, while the oil finish fabrics keep it dry so it can do its job. It is ideal for layering over a hoody or under a shell and it adapts well to changing conditions so we never lose warmth when the weather takes a turn. MSRP $295 www.filson.com

Mark Ranum: Mark is an outdoor adventure seeker, living in the beautiful state of Michigan. He loves trekking hundreds of miles through the wilderness, whether on two feet or two wheels, always looking for the next new trail or road to see where it will take him.
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