Classic Pick 2016
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Classic Pick 2016, Classic Pick 2017
Staying toasty without the added weight is the name of the ultralight down jacket game, and the Feathered Friends Eos Down Jacket performs with top marks.
Outdoor Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The Patagonia Better Sweater Jacket is a staple fleece jacket that will leave the house with you when there’s a chill in the air, and looks good pretty much everywhere.
The Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Hooded Jacket will not only hold you like a warm hug when there’s a chill, but keeps you classy around the city.
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Light as a feather, tight as a glove! The Osprey Talon 22 backpack adjusts to your body, breathes, and has a pocket for everything. Hard to ask for more.
Unisex sexy, the Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60 redefines an ultralight backpacking trip with pockets galore, ample padding, and copious straps.
Award: Classic Pick 2016
For any city dweller that must “have a home” for all their items, The North Face Borealis is a standout. It’s even big enough for your tiny purse dog.
Recommended For: Car Camper, Wilderness Backpacker
Do you want to be cuddled as you walk through the forest? The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody provides superior comfort, warmth, and looks freakin’ good.
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
The Osprey Atmos AG 65 is angelic, beastly, and carries the load better than Sam Gamgee would have if Frodo wasn’t so psychotically possessive of his little ring.
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