Budget Pick 2017
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Budget Pick 2017, Budget Pick 2018
The Sierra Design Flex Capacitor has been cleverly designed with the modern ultralight backpacker in mind. Adjustable volume and heavy loads allow a seamless transition to ultralight.
Outdoor Gear Type: Insulated Water Bottles
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
Award: Budget Pick 2017
The MiiR Vacuum Insulated Bottle capable of keeping things hot, yet also able to maintain the chill. And the lid is outstanding. Get insulated!
Outdoor Gear Type: Water Bottles
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
The Nalgene ATB 22oz. bottle is a true all-types of all-terrain bottle meant for those who want to hydrate on the go. Drink up, drink quick, don’t spill.
Recommended For: Day Hiker
The Polar Bottle Insulated Sport is durable, comfortable to use, easy to carry, and refreshingly leak free, all with light insulation that works as claimed.
The Thermos Hydration Bottle is a deceptively clever water carrier with enough features to make you feel fancy. Drink up!
Recommended For: Car Camper
Award: Budget Pick 2017, Budget Pick 2018, Budget Pick 2019
In an ideal world every campground table would come equipped with a Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle. The two belong together like hot coals and a fire pit.
Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
The Primus Classic Trail Stove won’t wow you with features, but it’s a solid stove that provides a reliable source of warmth in your time of need. All for $20.
Outdoor Gear Type: Tents
There’s no place like home on the trail, especially when home is the Tarptent Double Rainbow. This two-person ultralight tent sets up in a flash and adapts to almost any situation. Clip it. Strap it. Stake it. Bop it!
The Glacaeu Smartwater Bottle holds its own against any outdoor water bottle on the market, and it costs a dollar. If you need a water bottle, just buy it.
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka is a great budget pick for daily wear around town and weekends in the mountains with a style that transitions as you do.
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