Premium Pick 2016
Outdoor Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Urban Hiker
Award: Premium Pick 2016, Premium Pick 2017, Premium Pick 2018, Premium Pick 2019
The North Face Denali 2 reimagines a classic in all the best ways. It keeps you toasty, performs admirably as a wind blocker, and feels like home, if home were a fleece jacket.
Recommended For: Day Hiker, Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
The R1 Hoody is a veritable buffet of fleece-awesomeness for the gear addicted backpacker. Comfort, warmth, design, and sheer versatility at your service.
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Award: Premium Pick 2016, Premium Pick 2017, Premium Pick 2018
More comfortable than my bed and nearly as spacious as my tiny house, the Opsrey Manta AG 28 an ideal pack for those extra long day hikes.
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Premium Pick 2016, Premium Pick 2017
Water resistant down jacket with unprecedented warmth for weight. The Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody is the only thing I want to wear in the morning.
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The Mission Workshop Sanction is the hippest pack around, but doesn’t sacrifice comfort or durability for style. Rugged, dependable, and super fly.
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Premium Pick 2016
If backpacks were a species in the animal kingdom, the Arc’teryx Altra 65 would embody the silverback gorilla, the grizzly bear, or the African lioness.
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 is ultralight, watertight, comfortable, gigantic, and can carry up to 40 pounds. As the kids would say: just plain dope.
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