The Goods: Hiking

May 20, 2008
Outside Magazine
The Goods: Hiking

1. CLOUDVEIL STASH CREEK HOODED JACKET Stretch panels and a trim fit make this our go-to element-resistant shell. $120;

2. NALGENE HDPE FILTER FOR GOOD WATER BOTTLE Nalgene donates 40 percent of the profits from each 32-ounce bottle (it's just a bottle; there's no filter) to the Blue Planet Run Foundation. $10;

3. GSI OUTDOORS BACKPACKING COOK SYSTEM Two cups, two bowls, pot, lid, fry pan, and folding gripper all nest neatly in a stuffsack. $60;

4. CRAZY CREEK HEXALITE LONGBACK CHAIR Lighter (just 18.5 ounces) and, with its higher back, even comfier than the original. $44;

5. LULULEMON CHIEF SHORTS Loose cut, funky details, quick-drying. $80;

6. L.L.BEAN WOOL-BLEND RAGG SOCKS Under-engineered by today's standards but still as comfy and durable as ever. Two pairs, $18;

7. TEVA ARAVALLI SHOES Breathable mesh + a cinch-chord lace system + ample shock absorption = the perfect light-hiking shoe. $75;

8. EDDIE BAUER SPRING SOFTSHELL VEST This DWR-coated vest quickly became a coveted staple for testers. $68;

9. MSR HYPERFLOW MICROFILTER Light (7.4 ounces) and fast, it pumps enough water in one minute to fill three Nalgenes. Downside: Its end cap screws onto Nalgene-like bottles only. $100;

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