As the snow melts (finally!), our thoughts turn to heading into the great outdoors – and all the great new stuff we’ll need to enjoy it. There's tons of gear coming out in the next few months and we’ve already run in, hiked with, rode on, drove in, listened to and played with most of it. In fact, our team of nearly two-dozen testers has been using (and abusing) all the new offerings to come up with this list of the very best stuff.
Contributors: Matt Berical, John Brandon, Berne Broudy, Ezra Dyer, Greg Emmanuel, Michael Frank, Tobey Grumet, Jason Heaton, James Martin, Dan Nelson, Seth Porges, Carl Rose, Doug Schnitzspahn, Josh Sens, Jeremy Spencer, Ryan Stuart, Erik Sofge, Basem Wasef
Rudy Project ProFlow
If you're running serious miles this spring, then these sunglasses should be on your face. Ample vents stopped fogging, while tacky temple grip pads and a fully adjustable fit kept these shades secure on nearly all runners faces. But they won over testers with their Impactx PhotoPolarized lenses, which adjusted to light better than any running-specific shades we tested. Plus, they kill glare without impeding LCD screens. [$300; e-rudy.com/en]