In 2016, this flannel was our top pick for bike commuting. This upgraded version still has the moisture-wicking polyester and underarm mesh vents that we love and has added reinforced flannel patches on the elbows and shoulders for style and durability. Plus, the shirt has two chest snap pockets and a zippered hip pocket for your everyday carry.
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The PlatyPreserve lets you leave the glass bottle at home and is one of our favorite collapsible items. When empty, the bag rolls up and weighs under one ounce, so it doesn’t add much weight to your kit.
We featured the BioLite 330 as one of our top choice headlamps in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. Unlike other angler-fish style lamps, the 330's light lays flush across your forehead. Plus, the light includes a rechargeable battery in the back.
For ultralight backpacking with your significant other, we found this bag—combined with the Big Agnes Q-Core SLX double—to be one of the best ultralight kits. The set weighs just under six pounds and you get an incredibly comfortable, well insulated, two-person sleep system with a temperature rating of 30 degrees.
This collapsible silicone cup is perfect for backcountry camping because it's versatile and easy to store. The airtight lid lets you stash food, while the cup works well for wine or coffee. When you’re done, you can crush it down into a small disc that fits in your pack.
On a search to find the lightest backpacking setup, our tester chose the Q-Core SLX as his favorite sleeping pad. The pad packs down to the size of a Nalgene and weighs 16 ounces. Our tester especially loved the quilted top, “which you’ll gain a deep appreciation for sometime around night four on the trail,” he wrote.
BioLite's Cookstove has an integrated battery, which powers a fan for efficient cooking. Plus, four fan speeds control flame size, enabling you to boil water fast or just simmer.
This earned a spot as one of our favorite coolers in the 2018 Summer Buyer's Guide. “With a slim profile and matte exterior, the Unbound resembles a top-shelf commuter pack more than a cooler,” a tester wrote. It also helped our Gear Guy keep his drinks chilly for 48 hours.
Yeah, it’s expensive. But the Stargaze gives you La-Z-Boy comfort at any car-camping site. It swings and has a high headrest, so you can tilt back and take in the night sky or simply indulge in a quick nap. The armrests are padded, too. The aircraft-grade aluminum frame is light and easy to set up, and a cupholder and stash pocket for your phone or beef jerky round out the luxury features.
If you’ve ever been camping in the rain, you’ll know how useful a tent footprint is. Regardless of the conditions, footprints help to extend the life of your tent floor. We recommended Therm-a-Rest’s Tranquility 6 tent for family camping last year and this footprint matches that model.
Bandanas have an endless amount of uses (neckwear, dogwear, headband, etc.) and United by Blue’s version was one of our favorites from our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The bandana uses 100 percent organic cotton, and for each product sold, UBB removes one pound of trash from our oceans and waterways.
The Air Core Insulated sleeping pad offers a 4.1 R-value, with a comfort range down to 15 degrees. Complete with a ripstop nylon outer and stuffed with a thin layer PrimaLoft insulation, it’s a durable multi-season pad for those chilly nights under the stars.
Our Gear Guy loves the Hydro Flask 32-ounce tumbler; with one of these suckers, he "can nurse a single pour for hours without having to worry about lukewarm beer." The same goes for hot drinks—a freshly brewed cup of coffee will stay hot for up to six hours.
The Astro is our Gear Guy’s favorite budget headlamp. It's dimmable, has a strobe function, a lock mode, and the battery lasts 20 hours on the highest setting. “The Astro is the best headlamp for most people, most of the time,” he wrote.
We love this quarter-zip base layer. The merino wool helps to regulate body temperature when you’re building up a sweat under multiple ski layers, but the piece also works just as well as a light sweater for camping in the summer. And the wool naturally fights off odor, whatever the season.
Stance’s Hike Sock is one of our favorite budget-friendly essentials. The wool blend keeps feet dry and warm, while the seamless toe closures and reinforced heels and toes offer extra cushioning. Plus, we dig the Ridge Line’s eye-catching design.
Our gear editor praised Patagonia's Nine Trails packs for their clean efficiency: “With a minimalist design and well-considered features, Patagonia has proven that when it comes to daypacks, simpler is better,” they write. It's available in both men's and women's sizes from 14 liters to 36 liters.
In our 2019 Winter Buyer's Guide, the seven-by-seven-foot Puffin Luxury was our top blanket for couples. The bottom of the blanket buttons up like a sleeping bag so you can tuck your feet in and keep drafts out and the whole thing packs into its own stuff sack for easy travel. The blanket is perfect at the campsite or to cozy up at home.
This shoe was one of our favorite pieces of men’s cycling gear in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide. The AM7s don’t get major points for style, but the comfortable fit more than made up for it. With a moderately still midsole, we found the shoe ideal for a few hours of riding.
In 2017, this was one of our favorite soft-sided coolers. Our Gear Guy said it's “ideal for space-crunched apartment dwellers heading out on day trips” because it packs down to the size of a three-ring binder. Fully expanded, the cooler can hold 20 cans and a couple pounds of ice.
Built for recovery, the OOahh Sport Flex sandals are perfect for walking neighborhoods, and will quickly become your new go-to post-activity shoe. The sandals absorb 37% more impact than traditional footwear to reduce stress on your feet and joints. Plus, the adjustable velcro upper and slide-on style makes for optimal comfort and fit.
This inconspicuous, two-liter waistpack is one of our favorite low-cost fanny packs. The nylon fabric is durable and lightweight so it’s perfect for storing your essentials on a short day hike. Plus, the top loading main compartment makes your gear easy to access even with one hand if you’re fishing or walking your dog.
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