Premium Pick 2018
Outdoor Gear Type: Synthetic Insulated Jackets
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Award: Premium Pick 2018, Premium Pick 2019
The Patagonia Micro Puff Hoody weighs next to nothing, packs down to nothing, breathes like you’re wearing nothing, and is a whole lot warmer than nothing.
Outdoor Gear Type: Insulated Water Bottles
Recommended For: Car Camper
Award: Premium Pick 2017, Premium Pick 2018, Premium Pick 2019
The YETI Rambler 36 is a bottle you can throw around and beat up, that will still love you and never leak. Cold, hot, and seriously huge. Drink up.
Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Pads
Award: Premium Pick 2017, Premium Pick 2018
The Exped MegaMat 10 is the most comfortable outdoor sleeping experience around. If you’re considering a new mattress for your bedroom, get this instead.
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.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
Award: Premium Pick 2018
Zpacks Vertice Review: This may just be the most breathable rain protection on the market, and it weighs about 6 ounces. Unparelleld rain shell protection.
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
Canada Goose Hybridge Lite Jacket Review: A staple down jacket for city life or mountain life. It holds up to crazy adventures and looks stylish as hell.
Outdoor Gear Type: Quilts
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker, Wilderness Backpacker
Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15 Review: Unparalleled warmth to weight, durable craftsmanship, innovative features. This quilt is as lean mean sleeping machine.
Outdoor Gear Type: Tents
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 Review: built by backpackers, for backpackers. Thoughtful design elements and a spacious interior make this tent a second home.
Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Truly light and cool to the max, the Snow Peak LiteMax Stove delivers quick boil times and ease of use in a tiny titanium package. Welcome on any trip.
The REI Kingdom 4 is a palace. Enough room for four adults, board games, and bedtime stories, it’s also guaranteed to make your camp neighbors jealous.
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