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.
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.
The Kelty Salida 2 is an great option for a tent that is packable, shareable, and durable. It works like a tent should, and won’t destroy your wallet.
The North Face Glacier ¼ Zip is like the bass player in your favorite rock band: reliable, adaptable, and doesn’t steal the show, but it pulls together your whole backpacking layering system.
The Kelty Cosmic Down 20 is a budget sleeping bag loaded with convenient features for the average backpacker. Down doesn’t come at a better price unless you’re plucking the bird yourself.
The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol’s accordion folds are classic, but the cost and weight make it an easy choice for the thrifty, gram-counting backpacker.
The Kelty Callisto 30 is a classic car camping sleeping bag with a modern touch. Think luxurious comfort plus a couples blanket. Snuggle-bots, roll out!
Laying on a cloud may seem like a luxury, but with Klymit Insulated Static V sleeping pad, even a basic backpacker on a budget can experience such comfort.
The Sawyer Squeeze takes the chore of filtering water and turns it into a quick and easy process. Fill the bag, screw it on, and squeeze.
New to the outdoors? Experienced adventurer? Anyone can sleep easy on the REI Trekker 1.75 Self-Inflating sleeping pad without breaking your back or the bank.