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Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker
Award: Budget Pick 2017
The Primus Classic Trail Stove won’t wow you with features, but it’s a solid stove that provides a reliable source of warmth in your time of need. All for $20.
Outdoor Gear Type: Rain Jackets
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker
Don’t want to spend a boatload of cash to keep a little rain off your shoulders? The Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Jacket will protect you from the elements because that’s all it was made to do.
Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
The Sierra Design Flex Capacitor has been cleverly designed with the modern ultralight backpacker in mind. Adjustable volume and heavy loads allow a seamless transition to ultralight.
Outdoor Gear Type: Down Jackets
Award: Premium Pick 2017
Wearing the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer down jacket is akin to being wrapped in a cozy ball of cotton candy. Perfect for cold days and chilly nights in camp.
Outdoor Gear Type: Tents
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.
There’s no place like home on the trail, especially when home is the Tarptent Double Rainbow. This two-person ultralight tent sets up in a flash and adapts to almost any situation. Clip it. Strap it. Stake it. Bop it!
Award: Classic Pick 2017
The Snow Peak GigaPower stove allows you to make delicious backcountry curry. Need we say more? Alright — it’s stable, powerful, and will last a lifetime.
Outdoor Gear Type: Water Bottles
The Glacaeu Smartwater Bottle holds its own against any outdoor water bottle on the market, and it costs a dollar. If you need a water bottle, just buy it.
Recommended For: Car Camper
The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 is a standout camping tent. If you’re looking for ease of set up, comfort, and durability, then this may be the tent for you.
Recommended For: Urban Hiker
The MiiR 27oz Bottle is a stainless steel water bottle with a fancy lid. And it’s an investment that won’t drown you in buyer’s remorse.
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