Classic Pick 2018
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Classic Pick 2018, Classic pick 2019
The ULA Circuit is the labrador of backpacks. Sure, maybe it’s not as sleek and sexy as others, but it’s a classic mountain companion that will eagerly go wherever you want.
Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Bags
Award: Classic Pick 2018
The REI Magma 10 sleeping bag will lift your Zs to lofty new heights. The simple design is forged from premium components, creating a sleeping bag that is lightweight and warm enough for almost any adventure you can dream of.
Outdoor Gear Type: Synthetic Insulated Jackets
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Looking for an active insulation jacket that breathes better than anything? Go no further than the Outdoor Research Ascendant. It has you covered.
Outdoor Gear Type: Tents
Award: Classic Pick 2017, Classic Pick 2018, Classic pick 2019
Looking for a backpacking tent that floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee? Check out the NEMO Hornet 2P for ultralight solo adventures.
Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Recommended For: Car Camper
The Coleman Triton Stove is 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: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Classic Pick 2017, Classic Pick 2018
For a stellar start to your day, grab a cup of coffee and wrap yourself in the cozy Marmot Reactor fleece jacket. Run, walk, or chill at camp and on the trail.
The Patagonia Synchilla Lightweight Snap-T fleece allows you to stay comfy in camp and extra lazy in public. If you value coziness, it’s hard to do better.
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
The Snow Peak GigaPower stove allows you to make delicious backcountry curry. Need we say more? Alright — it’s stable, powerful, and will last a lifetime.
Outdoor Gear Type: Water Filters and Purifiers
Stay Giardia-free with the Katadyn Hiker Pro, a pump-style water filter that makes water taste good and connects to basically everything.
Outdoor Gear Type: Headlamps
Prepping for Armageddon? Shaving down the grams? Just want reliable light in the backcountry? The Petzl e+LITE headlamp’s rich feature set does it all.
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