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Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Urban Hiker
Award: Budget Pick 2016
If you need a trusty companion at a low price the Columbia Steens Mountain Fleece is a safe bet. Plush fabric, simple design, classically styled.
Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
The Outdoor Research Transcendent Down Hoody is stylish, loaded with pockets and hem adjustments, and strong enough to last a lifetime in the cold and wind.
Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Day Hiker
The REI Trail 25 is compact yet intricate, full of conveniences, and retains all day comfort with a full 25 liter load. Comes with a rain cover, too!
The Deuter ACT Lite 65 + 10 backpack is a loyal companion that brims with rugged capabilities and a crazy number of features for the price.
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The North Face Jester backpack is a sexy sack that will hold your important junk close to your trunk while impressing anyone who watches you walk.
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Light, packable, and warm. The Montbell EX Light Down Anorak delivers these three ultralight backpacking essentials in spades, all with a lined kangaroo pocket and oversized hood. Cozy? You bet.
The REI Co-Op Down Hoody is jack of all trades when it comes to keeping you warm, Michelin-man style.
Light, lean, well-made, and so splendidly compressible, the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 may be worth twice what they’re asking.