We have all heard the saying "only wear white between Memorial Day and Labor Day". Not that any of us outdoor types ever really adhere to these nonsensical fashion rules, but just in case, here are 10 great pieces of white gear to keep you styling this summer.
Sorry guys, only the women get to rock the white Nano Puff Jacket from Patagonia this summer. Windproof and water resistant, the jacket is filled with 60 g of PrimaLoft One polyester insulation for excellent warmth and compressibility. MSRP $179
2. Rapha Pro Team Jersey
This lightweight high performance jersey is designed to help you endure the summer heat on your bike. The high wicking technical fabric incorporates Schoeller's coldblack technology, while mesh and rear side panels offer further breathability. MSRP $170
3. First Ascent Sirocco Wind Shell Jacket
Built from ultralight ripstop nylon, the First Ascent Sirocco Wind Shell Jacket weighs just 5.33 oz. The minimalist hood fits snuggly over your head and under your helmet. The jacket stops the wind, repels light rain, and packs down into its own pocket when you are done. MSRP $49.95
This long sleeve shirt incorporates Columbia's Insect Blocker technology to help keep bugs at bay during your outdoor adventures. Advanced wicking keeps you cool and dry, while the UPF 40 sun protection keeps you from getting sunburned. MSRP $80
5. The North Face Base Camp Messenger
Made from the same material as the ever popular Base Camp Duffel, the Base Camp Messenger is virtually indestructible. The Artist Print version, pictured above, features a fabulous drawing of Half Dome in Yosemite by climber and artist Renan Ozturk. MSRP $89 (M)
Once there was a time when wearing anything white while riding a bike was taboo, though now white cycling gear is all the rage (the jury is still out on white cycling shorts however). The new carbon soled cycling shoes from Carnac feature a magnetic closure system that helps the shoe conform perfectly to your foot. MSRP $450
This jersey knit merino wool long sleeve zip top from Smartwool can be worn either on it's own or as a base layer. This lightweight layer helps regulate your body temperature and move comfortably in hotter weather. MSRP $70
The Expressa Skort from Outdoor Research is perfect for a trail run, hike or just a walk around town. Made from a lightweight polyester fabric, the skort allows body heat to escape and sweat to evaporate. The hidden shorts underneath the skirt ensure you won't ever pull a Lindsey Lohan. MSRP $55
Don't let your arms burn while riding this summer- protect them with the Sun Sleeves from Pearl Izumi. With lightweight UPF 50+ rated fabric on top and direct vent mesh underneath, the sleeves will keep you cool and sunburn free. MSRP $20
Your feet will pop on the rock with the various white climbing shoes from La Sportiva, including the popular Miura and the highly downturned Solution. The Vibram XSGrip2 soles deliver exceptional grip for any type of climbing or in any conditions. MSRP $140-$155
What are some of your other favorite white outdoor gear items for the summer?