It's easy to think of bug-out apparel and envision thick jackets, rugged cargo pants, and heavy boots — but that's not always what you'll need. Especially during the hot and humid summer months, going for a trek in that sort of gear will leave you sweaty, dehydrated, and exhausted. In these situations, lightweight, breathable, and moisture-wicking fabrics can make a huge difference.

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Much of the moisture-wicking apparel in this category is marketed as gym or fitness clothing, since it's highly effective at keeping you cool during a workout. However, these same properties make it a good choice for strenuous hiking, trail-running, or even emergency bug-out use.

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5.11 Tactical just released a new line of women's activewear known as the 5.11 Recon series. This line includes a new shirt, a tank-top, and shorts. Each utilizes flexible material with anti-odor properties and ventilation. There's also a new tote that resembles a gym bag but provides CCW compatibility.

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The new Recon line includes the short-sleeved Taylor top ($45), the Becky tank ($40, pictured above), the Merisa short ($50), and the previously-mentioned Flare active tote bag ($75). If you're looking for new summer apparel that won't leave you overheated, or your significant other is tired of feeling sweaty on outdoor adventures, you can check out these new items at

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