If the extra hour of light brought on by Daylight Savings Time has your adrenaline pumping for an outdoor adventure, you’re in the right place. Springtime in Texoma offers not only an extra hour of play, but also warmer temperatures and a multitude of opportunities — from running and hiking to boating and gardening.

Whether your idea of an adventure involves tent poles or charcoal briquettes (or both), our outdoor guide will help outfit you for the trail.

Hats

Hats don’t typically top the list of vital outdoor equipment — but they should. Considering that the right hat can help block out a higher percentage of harmful UV rays from the sun, those spending time in the great outdoors should pay attention to the UPF, or Ultraviolet Protection Factor, rating of headgear before purchase.

“Ideally, you should pick an outdoor hat that has a UPF rating of 30 to 50+,” says Benjamin Roussey of Survivor’s Fortress. “A 30+ UPF rating blocks about 96 (percent) of UV radiation while a 50+ rating blocks about 99 (percent).”

And don’t forget about durability. Consumers should be sure to consider their intended usage when shopping for features like water-resistance and breathability. Most importantly, choose a hat that is comfortable for long wear.

Our Top Picks:

Columbia Sportswear Bora Bora II Booney Sun Hat

UPF: 50 | 100% Nylon | Water Resistant | $30 (columbia.com)

Under Armour ArmourVent Bucket Hat

UPF: 30 | 100% Polyester | $30 (underarmour.com)

Outerwear

Female runners of the world can finally rejoice as, according to Ariella Gintzler of OutsideOnline.com, “We’re in the middle of a sports bra revolution.” Brands like Brooks, Lululemon and Nike have finally taken the hint and redesigned their 2020 lines to be sleeker, more form-fitting and less bulky for ladies of all cup sizes.

If the words “sports bra” and “outerwear” don’t mix for you, or if you intend to spend lots of time in the sun, opting for long sleeves and pants is the way to go. Athleta (by Gap) has a full line of warm and cold weather gear made for all types of adventures. The good news? Tights will (probably) never go out of style.

Our Top Picks:

Nike FE/NOM Flyknit

High-Impact | Nylon/Spandex | $80 (nike.com)

Dare Zip Running Bra

High-impact | Nylon/Spandex | $70 (brooksrunning.com)

If the words “sports bra” and “outerwear” don’t mix for you, or if you intend to spend lots of time in the sun, opting for long sleeves and pants is the way to go. Athleta (by Gap) has a full line of warm and cold weather gear made for all types of adventures. The good news? Tights will (probably) never go out of style.

Our Top Picks:

Trekkie Hike Pant by Athleta

UPF: 50+ | Recycled nylon/Nylon/Spandex | $98 (athleta.gap.com)

Terrex Agravic Windbreaker by Adidas

Wind Resistant/Water Repellant | Recycled polyester | $90 (adidas.com)

Shoes

Footwear is another essential that should be at the forefront of your mind when planning outdoor activities. If you’re having trouble choosing, ask yourself: What kind of terrain do you expect to encounter? Is it rugged or rocky, or mostly smooth? How much weight will you be carrying and over what distance? How much moisture will you encounter?

For heavy-duty activities like hiking, choosing high quality and high comfort materials is a must.

“High weight hiking boots are hands down the best you can buy for all types of terrain in a survival situation. These boots are designed to give you magnificent foot and ankle support and can be used in any terrain with total confidence and safety,” says Roussey.

Our Top Picks:

Tirra Hiking Sandals by Teva

Vegan | 100% recycled polyester | 9 oz | $80 (teva.com)

Quest 4D 3 GTX by Salomon

GORETEX Water-repellant | Leather/Textile | 19.8 oz | $230 (salomon.com)

For running, walking and other more leisurely outdoor pursuits, there are even more options. Runnersworld.com ranks the best running shoes annually based on price, comfort and lab testing, so don’t take it from us — take it from the experts.

Best in Show:

Hoka One One Mach 3

Best for road running | 8.6 oz | 5 mm Drop | $140 (hokaoneone.com)

Best Tested:

New Balance 1080v10

Best for training | 9.9 oz | 8 mm Drop | $149 (newbalance.com)

Most Popular:

Nike Pegasus Turbo 2

Best for distance running | 8.16 oz | 8 mm Drop | $180 (nike.com)