Classic Pick 2018
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Classic Pick 2017, Classic Pick 2018, Classic Pick 2019
The Outdoor Research Helium II rain jacket is an ultralight storm shell distilled to elemental purity: functional, simple, and it won’t break the bank.
Outdoor Gear Type: Insulated Water Bottles
Recommended For: Day Hiker, Urban Hiker
Award: Classic Pick 2017, Classic Pick 2018
Hydro Flask 24 oz Review: Cold for days, hot for hours, and easy to handle. You know what you’re getting when you reach for this bottle.
Outdoor Gear Type: Tents
NEMO Hornet 2P Review: Looking for a backpacking tent that floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee? Check this out for ultralight solo adventures.
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
Award: Classic Pick 2017
Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L Review: Next level your bag game. Get practical and satisfy that hipster-style with this backpack for your urban trekking.
Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Recommended For: Car Camper
Coleman Triton Stove Review: A hardy piece of equipment that’s capable of cooking a damn good meal. It’ll be a centerpiece in your camping outdoor kitchen.
Outdoor Gear Type: Water Bottles
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
Nalgene 32 oz Wide Mouth Review: About as classic as a water bottle can be. If you don’t lose it, yours will be with you for many years and miles to come.
The Klean Kanteen Insulated Classic 32oz is the go-to high-volume insulated water bottle. Straightforward, excellent build quality, and makes no fake insulation claims.
Outdoor Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
Marmot Reactor Review: For a stellar start to your day grab a cup of coffee and wrap yourself in this cozy fleece. Run, walk, or chill at camp and on trail.
Platypus SoftBottle Review: An ultralight, flexible water bottle that will fit just about anywhere you can shove it. What are you waiting for?
Patagonia Synchilla Pullover Lightweight Snap-T Review: A fleece that allows you to stay comfy in camp and in town. If you value coziness, this is it.
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