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The Best New Outdoor Gear for Spring

The North Face Better than Naked Running Jacket

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It's no surprise that when you start sweating, the clothing against your skin gets damp. The problem is that your skin keeps that water from evaporating and results in a cold, uncomfortable wetness while you run. Enter the North Face Better than Naked Jacket. Thanks to a layered ventilation system that pushes heat and moisture out while you're running, you'll stay cool and fresh through to the last mile.

Bonus: It also includes mesh underarm and side panels that allow you to move freely as you run ($130, North Face).

Tretorn Women's Sofiero 120 AR Rain Boot

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In honor of its 120th anniversary, Swedish company Tretorn recently unveiled the Women's Sofiero 120 AR rain boots. These waterproof rubber boots include an ultra-comfortable Outlast lining which helps to regulate your foot's temperature, meaning that no matter what kind of inclement weather you experience outside, your feet will be nice and dry on the inside ($48,

The Gerber Gear Dime Multi-Tool

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Unveiled in 2012, the Gerber Gear Dime Multi-Tool features 10 different tools, including a set of stainless steel pliers, tweezers, wire cutters, a flathead screwdriver, a crosshead driver, scissors, and a nail file—all in a package no bigger than your house key. It comes in either red, green, or black, and also features a knife that cuts through plastic and a bottle opener. So if you happen to find yourself lost on a camping trip or in a real-life version of The Hunger Games, this handy little tool has you covered ($22, Gerber Gear).

Keen Ambler Mesh Hiking Shoes

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No warm-weather adventure is complete without the Keen Ambler mesh hiking shoe. These sturdy kicks feature a sticky active-traction rubber sole to help you grab onto the ground, as well as heel support to keep you from falling, making them the safest bet for all you hardcore hikers out there ($95, Keen Footwear).

Lole Avenue Waterproof Jacket

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This Lole Avenue Jacket makes a great companion to your puddle-stomping rain boots. It's functional and fashionable—the three-layer fabric locks out wind and water and keeps you feeling cozy inside ($220, Lolewomen.com).

CamelBak Groove Water Bottle

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If your tastes run to the more refined, you'll love this CamelBak Groove water bottle that instantly turns tap water into filtered. The BPA-free, spill-proof bottle clips easily to a carabiner and has a plant-based filter built right into the straw that reduces chlorine, taste, and odor. Just flip the top open and start sipping ($27, CamelBak)!

Lole In Line Tank

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Workout gear that's functional and fashionable? Yes, please! This mesh Lole In Line Tank is form fitting yet perfectly breathable. And it doesn't just keep you cool and dry. The mesh-lined front encourages better posture and the high-support bra keeps everything up top in place, so that there's no unfortunate boob jiggle. The tank also features reflective piping and a reflective logo on the back‒good news for those of you who enjoy evening walks and runs.

Dahlgren Running Ankle Socks

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Your feet take a beating when you pound the pavement, so why not pad them in something that works as hard as they do? The Dahlgren Running Ankle Socks are made from a combination of Alpaca and merino wool, so they're soft and lightweight, but they still keep you warm and dry during your run. Plus, they come in fun colors ($15.95, Dahlgren)!

AYG Performance Cotton Underwear

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There's (almost) nothing worse than hitting the gym, putting in an intense workout... and then realizing you forgot to bring a change of underwear. Having to sit in your own sweat on the way home? Not awesome. That's why we love the AYG Performance Underwear. Made from 100-percent cotton, the USA-made AYG Performance bottoms all feature an Acclimate dry cotton crotch panel that keeps bacteria-breeding moisture and irritation out and away from your lady parts ($19.95-$24.95, Polar Max).

Giro Skyla Bike Helmet

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Tailored to fit a woman’s head, down to your ponytail, the Skyla has cooling ventilation and new In Mold-technology that fuses the outer shell to the impact-absorbing liner. From basic black to pretty florals, the helmet also has a color-coordinated visor ($40, giro.com).

Spark 84 W Inline Skates

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This blade supports your entire foot with double-wrap technology, asymmetrical lacing, and a magnesium frame that’s lighter and stronger to reduce vibration. Smart colors and cool piping create a look that says "now," not "nineties" ($210, sunandski.com).

Kryptonite Evolution Mini Bike Lock

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The braided steel cable provides optimal locking security, and the stainless steel key with LED bulb means you'll never have to fumble in the dark ($45, modernbike.com).

Osprey Sirrus 24 Backpack

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“The frame of the pack contours to your back for an extremely comfortable fit,” says Jessica Matthews of the American Council on Exercise. Other perks: a built-in rain cover, tapered shoulder harness, and narrow waist belt ($99, backcountry.com).

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