Your Versatile Gear Guide

Collage with sport and travel theme. Hiking, cycling, climbing

Collage with sport and travel theme. Hiking, cycling, climbing

How many jackets do you own? How many pairs of ski goggles? How about pairs of sunglasses? Different weather conditions, seasons, times of day and varying other factors can determine which type of gear is needed for you to perform in your highest level of comfort. We have compiled a list of the outdoor industry’s most versatile “one-size-fits-most-days” pieces of gear for you to boast about at your next fantasy football meetup with the boys. After all, when you invest in new technology you’re entitled to a whole new set of bragging rights.

Spy Optic Dirk Sunglasses

  • 64mm lens width

  • 8-base polycarbonate ARC® lenses

  • Pin hinges

  • Shatter-resistant Grilamid frames

  • Eight-base curvature

  • 100% UV protection

  • Available in RX

With 10 different frame colors and eight interchangeable lenses to choose from, the Spy Dirk sunglasses are the ultimate pair of eye wear. Colors range from matte black to tortoise shell to camo, so you are sure to find a pair to wear to either your next poker night or duck hunting trip. The blocky style makes any wearer look like a tough guy who is ready for action. The polycarbonate ARC lenses are light, but durable for the highest level of protection and comfort. The inexpensive lens options offer color, polarized and mirrored options that all are high-impact resistant.

Columbia Bugaboo Interchangeable Jacket

  • 3-point zip in system

  • Reflective fleece liner

  • Removable hood

  • Omni-Heat™ thermal liner

  • Omni-Tech™ waterproof/breathability

This versatile jacket is a great buy for any guy. With a zip out liner and removable hood, you essentially get three jackets in one. The inner layer is a soft fleece liner that can be taken out to wear to meet your friends for beers or for attending your kid’s fall soccer games. For the cold winter days, you can zip that fleece back inside of the shell for maximum heat. The outer shell has a thermal reflective layer that uses your body’s temperature to generate added warmth. The shell alone is equipped with Columbia’s waterproof and breathable Omni-tech design. This allows you to enjoy all of your favorite outdoor activities without feeling a swamp-like environment inside your coat.

Smith I/O Goggles

  • Includes both bright-light and low-light lenses

  • Quick release lens technology

  • Inner lens 5X anti-fog

  • Ultra-wide QuickFit strap

  • Helmet Compatible with buckle strap

  • 3-layer face contact foam

  • AirEvac system

The quick release technology on these modern goggles makes changing out low-light lenses meant for powdery overcast days to bright-light lens for those perfect bluebird conditions. No need for carrying a backup pair in your jacket anymore. These goggles come equipped with the Smith-guaranteed 5X anti-fog, AirEvac system for airflow and three layers of foam for added comfort in the contact points on your face. The rimless design will make the goggle feel lighter than air — and make your buddies look like they’re stuck in the early ’90s.