Sam Moulton

Black Diamond Sprinter

A feathery 4 ounces thanks to a USB-chargeable lithium battery, the 75-lumen Sprinter is the perfect headlamp to pack when you’re not sure you’ll be needing one.

Snow Peak Miner

The Tron-styled silicone covering on the Miner isn’t just for show: it’s an easily detachable lens.

MSR SureLock TR-3

Best for bigger dudes or anyone who is hard on their poles.

Brunton Get-Back GPS

Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you...

Summer 2012 Gear of the Year

After months of torture-testing the latest crop of outdoor gear, we've compiled a list of our 14 favorite items, from the REI Igneo sleeping bag to the Blue AC1 road bike

MSR WhisperLite Universal

Like its predecessors, it’s easy to fix in the field. Add it all up and you’ve got the most versatile, reliable stove we’ve ever tested.

Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core

Your sleeping bag is only as good as the pad underneath it. We recommend either of these two: the Big Agnes Insulated Q-Core, which employs both horizontal and vertical baffles, resulting in a...

Wenger RangerGrip 90

It’s especially handy in cold temperatures, as the grippy handle and amply sized tools are easy to manipulate with gloves on.

Montbell U.L. Thermawrap

As with most Montbell products, the fit is athletic, there are no extraneous bells or whistles, and it’s highly packable.

Nemo Helio

Who says you can't eat, drink, and sleep in your car as well as you do at home? These products, from the three-gallon Nemo Helio portable shower to the low-profile, synthetically-insulated Montbell U...

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