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Backpackers.com January 2018 Highlights

Backpackers.com — For many, the new year brings new challenges, new goals and new resolutions. We’re resolving to appreciate every moment outdoors, and we hope you do too. We passed out our last 2017 awards over the holidays, and we’re stoked about these Picks. While we’re getting our 2018 Picks ready for you, we’re sharing our favorites from the end of last year.

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New Gear Reviews

This gear has been researched, tested, and found worthy. Follow the links to read the full gear reviews and get the gear!

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

Rarely do you find such cozy activewear. From pajamas to potato sack races to the summit of many Colorado fourteeners, you just might want the Pataonia Nano-Air on you at all times.

Read the full review of the Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Day Hiker.

Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Fleece Jacket

The Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T fleece allows you to stay comfy in camp and extra lazy in public. If you value coziness, it’s hard to do better.

Read the full review of the Patagonia Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Car Camper.

Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack

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.

Read the full review of the Gregory Baltoro 65 to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Marmot Reactor Fleece Jacket

For a stellar start to your day, grab a cup of coffee and wrap yourself in the cozy Marmot Reactor fleece jacket. Run, walk, or chill at camp and on the trail.

Read the full review of the Marmot Reactor to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Day Hiker and Ultralight Backpacker.

REI Magma 850 Down Jacket

Warmth, solid zippers, and a crazy lightweight package make the REI Magma 850 perfect for any cold city-dweller that wants to hike on the regular.

Read the full review of the REI Magma 850 to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Day Hiker and Urban Hiker.

Coleman Triton Stove

The Coleman Triton Stove is a hardy piece of equipment that’s capable of cooking a damn good meal. It’ll be a centerpiece in your camping outdoor kitchen.

Read the full review of the Coleman Triton Stove to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Car Camper.

Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka

The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka is a great budget pick for daily wear around town and weekends in the mountains with a style that transitions as you do.

Read the full review of the Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Urban Hiker.

Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L Backpack

Next level your bag game. Get practical and satisfy that hipster-style with the Kilimanjaro 20L backpack for your urban trekking.

Read the full review of the Cotopaxi Kilimanjaro 20L to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Urban Hiker.

NEMO Hornet 2P Tent

Looking for a backpacking tent that floats like a butterfly and stings like a bee? Check out the NEMO Hornet 2P tent for ultralight solo adventures.

Read the full review of the NEMO Hornet 2P to see why we recommend it as our Classic Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.

Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 Backpack

The Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 backpack is for the hardcore backpacker. It can take a beating and will go for years, but be prepared to throw down some change.

Read the full review of the Arc’teryx Bora AR 50 to see why we recommend it for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Stay Up to Date

We publish content weekly and update you every month. Visit Backpackers.com to see what new gear we’ve recommended, and what new guides we’ve penned for your reading pleasure.

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Jen Nelson

Jen hates dirt but loves hiking in Southern California. She has ticked 42 states, 5 continents and 28 countries off her bucket list. When she’s not checking grammar and coordinating gear drop offs for the Backpackers.com team, you can find her sailing the Channel Islands or taking her adorable dog Daphne to the beach. She believes chocolate is a food group and bungee jumping is better than sky diving. Check her out on Instagram.

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