Premium Pick 2019
Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Recommended For: Car Camper
Award: Premium Pick 2017, Premium Pick 2018, Premium Pick 2019
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.
Outdoor Gear Type: Synthetic Insulated Jackets
Recommended For: Day Hiker
Rarely do you find such cozy activewear. From pajamas to potato sack races to the summit of many Colorado fourteeners, I want the Pataonia Nano-Air on me at all times.
Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Bags
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Premium Pick 2017
The Feathered Friends Egret 20 is the Rolls Royce of sleeping bags. Accurate warmth, deluxe features, quality materials, and made the U.S. of A.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
Recommended For: Car Camper, Day Hiker, Urban Hiker
Award: Premium Pick 2017, Premium Pick 2018
The North Face Dryzzle Jacket keeps the rain off, keeps the sweat out, and keeps you looking fresh no matter where you decide to strut it.
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
The Western Mountaineering UltraLite is a legendary sleeping bag: incredible loft, crazy compressible, fully hooded with a down collar, and ultralight.
The Patagonia M10 is wonderfully waterproof, beautifully breathable, lusciously light, and perfectly packable, it simply does everything you want an ultralight hardshell rain jacket to do.
Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Pads
If Therm-a-Rest is the Ferrari of sleeping pads, the NeoAir XTherm is their show stopper. The combination of warmth, durability, and weight is peerless.
Outdoor Gear Type: Headlamps
Recommended For: Car Camper, Wilderness Backpacker
The Black Diamond ReVolt is a waterproof rechargeable headlamp. Let that sink in. And it has all the other features you need for quick and easy light, too.
The North Face Cat’s Meow is a premium synthetic mummy sleeping bag that works for car camping and backpacking, all for under $200. You’ll purr.
The Sea to Summit Comfort Plus Insulated Mat may not be the lightest pad in town, but it is a weight worth bearing. Work harder, sleep better.
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