Classic Pick 2019
Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Bags
Recommended For: Car Camper
Award: Classic pick 2019
The NEMO Forte 35 sleeping bag is a side-sleeper’s dream. Synthetic, feature-filled, and reasonably priced. Join the Spoon Bag movement.
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: 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
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
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.
Outdoor Gear Type: Water Filters and Purifiers
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
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.
Outdoor Gear Type: Synthetic Insulated Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Urban Hiker
The North Face Thermoball Hoodie will keep you warm at all costs and looking good while you hunker down in the huge hood and quilted, down-like heat.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
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.
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
Award: Classic Pick 2016, Classic Pick 2017, Classic Pick 2018, Classic pick 2019
The Patagonia Better Sweater 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.
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