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Gear Gift Ideas: Prana Shirt
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Prana Shirt

Illustration: Best Gear SealFrom climbing gym to hip nightclub, Prana's superversatile designs can carry you a long way. Thanks to a cotton-polyester blend, the short-sleeve men's Cuban shirt ($48; survives nicely in the bottom of your duffel, and, even slightly wrinkled, it dresses up the mangiest of crag rats.

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