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Take a hike with these high-performance essentials at the ready.

Salewa shaves ounces off one of its most versatile styles with the new Firetail EVO GTX (men’s and women’s), which now has a seamless upper with a welded exoskeleton for support. A climbing-shoe-style rand protects toes, and the Vibram sole has sticky round lugs for great traction even on steeps like the Ute Trail. Bonus: Adjustable footbeds dial in fit. $150, Ute Mountaineer, 210 S. Galena St., 970.925.2849

The hardworking men’s Teton shell from Mammut uses three-layer Gore-Tex for reliable protection during a range of hiking conditions, from a sudden afternoon downpour to gusty winds on an exposed ridgeline. The jacket includes generous front pockets that you can still access while wearing a pack, plus pit zips and an adjustable drawcord hem. $450, Miller Sports, 408 S. Hunter St., 970.920.1500

Marmot’s stretchy Caldus jacket (men’s and women’s) layers under a shell on chilly summits or serves as its own lightweight outer layer when the wind picks up. The smooth jersey face is backed with gridded fleece for warmth and breathability. $95, Marmot, 210 S. Galena St., 970.925.7719

Women now have their own fit-specific versions of Osprey’s popular Talon series of packs. The Tempest 20 includes a stretch-woven outer pocket for quickly and securely stashing a shell or other layer, plus two outer side pockets. A separate compartment holds your hydration reservoir. A nifty feature: the loop system on one shoulder strap that stows trekking poles on the fly. $100, Bristlecone Mountain Sports, 781 E. Valley Road, Basalt, 970.927.1492

Bust a move in the stretchy, soft-shell Ferrosi pants (men’s and women’s) from Outdoor Research. Ideal for hiking and climbing, they’re breathable yet wind-resistant and protect your gams from scratchy bushes and abrasive rock. They’re also water-resistant and lightweight enough that you could stash them in your pack as an extra layer. $79, Ute Mountaineer, 210 S. Galena St., 970.925.2849

The padded handle on Ruffwear’s Flat Out leash slides to expand, so you can wear it around your waist for hands-free hiking with your pup. Plus, the leash comes in an oh-so-appropriate aspen-tree print. $30, RJ Paddywacks, 400 E. Valley Road, Basalt, 970.963.1700

If you’ve ever used a Buff—the knit fabric tube that multitasks as a scarf, face mask, bandanna, headband, neck gaiter and more—you know that this simple product packs in the versatility. Now you can put an Aspen spin on one with a Buff customized for the Limelight Hotel. It’s available for purchase at the front desk. $15, Limelight Hotel, 355 S. Monarch St., 970.925.3025

Sierra Designs’ Short Sleeve Crossover shirt for women is the ultimate trail-to-town piece. The flattering wrap V-neck adds a style boost, while the breathable, synthetic fabric wicks moisture and has an antimicrobial finish. A bit of spandex gives a body-con fit. You’ve never looked so good hoofing it up Aspen Mountain. $69, Ute Mountaineer, 210 S. Galena St., 970.925.2849