Classic Pick 2019
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Award: Classic Pick 2019
CamelBak Rim Runner 22 review: Durable design, ample storage options, and impressive structural support are the true pillars of this iconic hydration pack.
Outdoor Gear Type: Shorts
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
The Patagonia Baggies thrive in the “chill” department. They are no-fuss, good-looking, surprisingly quick-drying shorts that you can wear for days on end.
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: Pillows
The Klymit X Pillow is an ultralight, highly packable backpacking pillow with one key design feature: an X where your head goes. Rest easy!
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Pants
Outdoor Research Helium Pants review: They’re lightweight, pack up tiny, and have a pocket! If you need a go-to pair of ultralight rain pants, this is it.
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
The Marmot PreCip Pants Eco Full Zip review: adaptive rain pants you can adjust at the hip, at the zip, and at any time on your outdoor trip.
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The North Face Nuptse review: a downy ball of retro nostalgia. The comfort is outrageous, as is the sheer puff of each oversized baffle. A cozy down jacket.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Ponchos
Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape review: versatile rain poncho and tarp tent! Ultralight backpackers will love its lightweight functionality.
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
Marmot Minimalist review: the perfect rain jacket for outdoor folks who want a one and done shell and are themselves minimalists.
Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Bags
Recommended For: Car Camper
NEMO Forte 35 review: this sleeping bag is a side-sleeper’s dream. Synthetic, feature-filled, and reasonably priced. Join the Spoon Bag movement.
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