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Gear Type: Fleece Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Urban Hiker
Award: Premium Pick 2016
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.
Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Day Hiker
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.
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.
Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Wilderness Backpacker
Feather-filled, highly stylized, and unprecedented warmth for weight. The Arc’teryx Cerium LT Hoody is the only thing I want to wear in the morning.
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
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.