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: Insulated Water Bottles
Recommended For: Day Hiker, Urban Hiker
Award: Classic Pick 2017, Classic Pick 2018
Cold for days, hot for hours, and easy to handle. You know what you’re getting when you reach for the Hydro Flask 24 oz Standard Mouth Bottle — the best.
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: Water Bottles
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
The Nalgene 32oz Wide Mouth is 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.
Outdoor Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
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 Platypus SoftBottle is an ultralight, flexible water bottle that will fit just about anywhere you can shove it. What are you waiting for?
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.
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