Budget Pick 2016
Outdoor Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Urban Hiker
Award: Budget Pick 2016, Budget Pick 2017, Budget Pick 2018, Budget Pick 2019
If you need a trusty companion at a low price the Columbia Steens Mountain 2 is a safe bet. Plush fabric, simple design, classically styled.
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Award: Budget Pick 2016, Budget Pick 2017
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!
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.
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker
The REI Co-Op Down Hoodie is jack of all trades when it comes to keeping you warm, Michelin-man style.
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Budget Pick 2016
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.
Light, lean, well-made, and so splendidly compressible, the Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60 may be worth twice what they’re asking.
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