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Yoga Vs. Pilates

Illustration: Yoga Vs. Pilates

Yoga and Pilates go head-
to-head in an alt-fitness showdown.
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Trekking New Zealand:
Have a Nice Doomsday

Photo: Hiking in Tongariro National Park

Tongariro National Park's simmering volcanic landscape holds arguably
the best day hike on the planet.
Volcano trek New Zealand

Performance Candy: Trick or Treat?

Photo: Biker's hand with candy

A new trend in caffeine-infused candy helps outdoor athletes boost their engines.
Get the scoop on performance candy

Luxe Rafting Baja

Blast through Baja's Loreto Bay National Park on a speedy inflatable raft.
Rafting Baja primer

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Fall Apparel Special: Flex Time
Text and Photograph by Steve Casimiro
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Beat the Heat
Left: Warm the trunk and cool the legs with a Smartwool Vortex longsleeve crew ($85;, which is washable and never itches, and the cotton canvas Arc'Teryx Gamut Longs ($75;, shorts that feature a comfy 12-inch (30-centimeter) inseam for a huge range of motion. The North Face Neutron 32 daypack ($99; includes an elastic strap to carry a bike helmet and organizes an enormous amount in a small space.

Right: Keep legs warm and top cool with Westcomb's Synchro pants ($199) and featherlight, fast-drying Arc'Teryx Ether Crew Short Sleeve ($45), possibly the lightest shirt you'll ever wear. Prepare for the unexpected with the REI Taku Jacket ($199;, a waterproof, breathable shell that packs light and goes for half the price of most comparable jackets.

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