Premium Pick 2019
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Award: Premium Pick 2019
The Arc’Teryx Beta SL Hybrid is a lightweight rain jacket that’s comfortable and will protect you from the elements like a piece of hydrophobic armor.
Outdoor Gear Type: Quilts
Recommended For: Car Camper
Function and fashion, the Rumpl Down Puffy Blanket knows how to cater to dirtbag luxury.
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: Down Jackets
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The Canada Goose Hybridge Lite down jacket is a staple for city life or mountain life. It holds up to crazy adventures and is looks stylish as hell.
Outdoor Gear Type: Insulated Water Bottles
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: Tents
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2 was built by backpackers, for backpackers. Thoughtful design elements and a spacious interior allow a true dirtbag to call this tent a second home.
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.
The Zpacks Duplex is a masterpiece of design. An ultralight backpacker simply will not find a tent that is lighter, roomier, more durable, or more packable.
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
From overnight trips to multi-day excursions anywhere your feet can take you, the Gregory Baltoro 65 has the features and supreme comfort to take you there.
Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
The Camp Chef Everest stove performed admirably. Its ease of use, powerful burners, and stable design meant that no food was burned, undercooked, or covered dirt.
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