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Category Archives: Summer

What Protects Better: Sunscreen or Protective Clothing?

When I visited my dermatologist recently, she noticed a few suspect-looking moles and recommended that I get serious about covering up with sun-protective clothing and start wearing sunscreen. I’m wondering: Which protects better? —Afraid of the Sun Dear Afraid: For any outdoors person, the sun is an ever present force that must be reckoned with. […]

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The Duer Weightless Poplin AC Is Our New Favorite Summer Short

I’ve tested well over 100 different pairs of shorts over my decade as Outside’s Gear Guy. Highlights include: “Shorts to Make Leg Day More Bearable,” “Best Shorts for Men,”and  two different “Best Swim Trunks for Summer” tests. I have contemplated four-way stretch, gusseted crotches, and moisture mitigation qualities of britches for hundreds of hours of […]

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The Best Swimsuits and Boardshorts of 2022

Nike HydraLock Fusion Racerback One Piece ($90) (Photo: Courtesy Nike) If you want to feel fast, Nike’s Fusion is your pick. Its quick-drying polyester-spandex blend has a firm stretch for maximum support (“It locks everything in,” said one DD-cup tester), and its grippy, triangular interior pattern prevents fabric creep during activity. All this performance comes […]

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The Best Long Weekend Summer Getaways

To pack a ton of action, good grub, and comfy base camps into three blissful days, we tracked down the ultimate 72-hour itineraries in emerging adventure destinations across the country. Here’s to an awesome summer. The post The Best Long Weekend Summer Getaways appeared first on Outside Online.

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