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    Drinktanks Growlers

    The designers of Drinktanks Growlers ($69) surveyed bartenders around their beer-centric home base of Bend, Oregon, to find out which questions customers asked when they came in for a refill. The most common: "How long is this beer going to last?" So the company set out to make a growler that would extend the life of a fill, with a double-walled stainless-steel body and an optional Keg Cap ($45) that maintains the carbonation for up to five days.

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    Best Made first-aid kit

    Best Made's OSHA- and U.S. Forest Service–approved first-aid kit ($89) is housed in a dust- and water-resistant travel-ready steel case. The 14-piece set comes with all the equipment you need to deal with common injuries on your next backpacking trip.

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    Blue Bottle Coffee and Timbuk2 coffee travel kit

    Oakland-based Blue Bottle Coffee recently got together with packmaker Timbuk2 to design a coffee travel kit ($179), stocked with filters, cups, and a tiny pour over. It's all arranged in a convenient satchel, so you can brew your favorite beans anywhere you travel.

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    Chocolate Smith Backpacker's Pocket Paté

    Chocolate isn't the most weatherproof food to take into the backcountry. Chocolate Smith solved this problem with its Backpacker's Pocket Paté ($9), a ganache dipped in Dutch cheese wax that prevents melting and stands up to rain or snow better than a paper wrapper.

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    Goal Zero Switch 10 USB multitool kit

    Charge it in the sun for four hours and Goal Zero's Switch 10 USB multitool kit ($120) stores enough energy to repower an iPhone. Also included: travel accessories like a 160-lumen flashlight and a tiny detachable fan.

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    Leki Photosystem Carbon trekking pole

    Leki's Photosystem Carbon trekking pole ($160) is featherlight (11.4 ounces), adjusts from 69 to 170 centimeters, and does double-duty as a camera mount.

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    Outdoor Tech Kodiak USB Power Bank

    The Outdoor Tech Kodiak USB Power Bank ($50) is only about the size of a smartphone but can store 6,000 milliamps of electricity—
enough to fully juice anything that charges via USB. Bonus: it'll still do its job after it's been underwater for 30 minutes.

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    Patagonia Provisions Salmon

    Patagonia has successfully upgraded the dehydrated meals of most backpacking trips with its Provisions Salmon ($12). Sourced from sustainable fisheries and ready to eat straight from the package, it's good for the planet and far tastier than any freeze-dried chili mac.

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    Next Up:For Wanderers

    Vapur Incognito flask

    Vapur's 0.3-liter Incognito flask ($7) is the perfect size to tuck into a pocket for cold chair-lift rides.

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