For Pants: DUER
Say goodbye to cargo shorts and cotton sweats and hello to performance denim, which is essentially a skinny jean that you can hike in without feeling confined or like you’ll blow your crotch out on a steep ascent. Try DUER’s slim-fitting performance denim in heritage rinse ($129 from Backcountry Gear) made from the brand’s lightweight and versatile L2X™ fabric, which has five times the stretch and mobility of traditional denim and is 30 percent lighter and stronger. You’ll feel refreshed as the COOLMAX fibers wick moisture from your body. For an even sharper street-style look, go for the slim No Sweat Pant in dark aqua or black (shown, $120) made from N2X fabric, combining the look of a traditional woven pant with the functionality of technical, moisture-wicking active gear.