Ultralight, simple beyond measure, reliable to 100,000 gallons, and tiny. The Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System works on the spot for everyone.
Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt Review: A durable backpacking quilt with a hood and insulated arm pockets sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.
Sierra Design Flex Capacitor review: cleverly designed for the modern ultralight backpacker with adjustable volume and decent load bearing.
Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle Review: In an ideal world every campground table would come equipped with this bottle. The two belong together like hot coals and a fire pit.
Primus Classic Trail Stove Review: It won’t wow you with features, but it provides a reliable source of warmth in your time of need, all for $20.
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.
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.