Classic Pick 2019
Outdoor Gear Type: Shorts
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Classic pick 2019
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: Pillows
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
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
If you need a go-to pair of ultralight rain pants, get the Outdoor Research Helium Pants. They’re lightweight, pack up tiny, and have a pocket! Hard to go wrong.
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
The Marmot PreCip Pants Eco Full Zip are 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 jacket is downy ball of retro nostalgia. The luxurious comfort is outrageous, as is the sheer puff of each oversized baffle. Cozy.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Ponchos
The Six Moon Designs Gatewood Cape excels as a multi-use, waterproof cover-it-all rain poncho. Hikers will appreciate its ability to turn into an emergency shelter and ultralight backpackers will love its lightweight functionality.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
The Marmot Minimalist is 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
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
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: 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.
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