The Season's Best New Gear

Slip into a new hiking boot, and you can feel the freedom of the trail even miles from the trailhead. Grip new handlebars, and the wind practically whistles in your ear right there in the bike shop. Stuff isn’t going to make you happy, but it’s going to make the activities that make you happy safer, more comfortable, and more fun—and you won’t find a more advanced, better-designed, or more delightful mix of stuff than this season’s gear of the year. —Steve Casimiro