We gave this tent a Gear of the Year award in our 2018 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “The 43-square-foot interior is tight for three adults,” we wrote in our review, but the 25-square-foot vestibule “more than makes up for it.”
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2018 was the year of the reusable straw—one of our favorite products that help reduce plastic consumption. Klean Kanteen’s version has removable silicon ends, which makes sipping easy and comfortable.
Each one of these packs are one of a kind and made from repurposed fabric. The 24L Luzon is a bigger version of the 18L Luzon which we praised as a solid lightweight carry-all. This pack doesn’t have an internal hydration sleeve, but it does have two external water bottle pockets and a zippered compartment for dirty clothes or shoes.
Stasher's sandwich bag was our Gear Guy’s favorite piece of gear from 2019. Made from silicone, the bag is an environmentally friendly alternative to standard plastic bags. The sealable container is also highly heat tolerant, so it can handle boiling water. Did we mention it’s dishwasher and microwave safe?
We included these chopsticks in our roundup of under-$50 food and drink essentials. Elegant and simple, the Wabuki Chopsticks are collapsable and come with a carrying case. The stainless-steel handles and bamboo tips are designed to last, so you don't have to use disposable wooden chopsticks when eating sushi or ramen.
We love Alpine Start's original instant version made from high elevation Arabica coffee. It’s easy to brew, perfect for backpacking and actually tastes good. One dollar from each POW x Alpine Start purchase will go to Protect Our Winters to mobilize the outdoor sports community against climate change.
All you need to charge your phone and cook a camp meal are some sticks—not gas canisters—that’s the beauty of the Campstove 2. It features a 10,000 BTU burner that runs thermal energy generated by a small fire. The heat produced also feeds the on-board 2,600 mAh battery, which can store a full phone charge. We dig the LED dashboard that offers real-time info on fire strength and battery level.
Cut down on paper cups by toting this beauty with you to the coffee shop. It’s double-wall, vacuum-insulated stainless steel, so your joe will stay hot for hours. We like the powder coating, which gives the mug a matte finish.
This natural alternative to plastic wrap is made from organic cotton cloth coated in beeswax, so it's an earth-friendly purchase you can feel good about. Plus, the wraps are fully compostable and work as natural fire starters that don’t contribute to a landfill.
Sunski’s version of the classic wayfarer silhouette features polarized triacetate cellulose lenses that offer a full spectrum of UV protection in a frame that weighs just one ounce. Plus, all of Sunski’s frames are made from recycled plastic and come in non-plastic packaging.
We included this vest in our list of the best men’s running gear in our 2020 Winter Buyer’s Guide. The vest is coated with a water-repellent finish, wind-resistant, and has reflective detailing to increase your visibility at night (or during early winter mornings). “It’s perfect for days when you want just a bit more insulation,” our tester wrote.
If you want to upgrade your car camping kit, this is the stove you should get. The Mountaineer is a step above your normal two-burner stove: it has a rust-resistant aluminum body, a five-foot hose, and a bulk-tank regulator for a full propane tank. You can also add legs to make it a stand-alone stove.
We included these joggers in our roundup of cozy après-ski sweatpants. Our tester loved the “plush fleece lining, which takes lounging capabilities to another level.” The tapered cuffs add enough style for a quick beer run, but these pants are tailored for top-notch lounging.
We included this tank in our roundup of the best women’s running gear of 2019. Our tester said the Distance Tank was “sleek without looking like a racing singlet.” The tank is semi-fitted and uses a soft polyester blend making it ideal for warmer runs or gym sessions.
We recommend this pack for the remote worker. The 20-liter Wayfinder is a versatile everyday pack made from durable ripstop nylon. Plus, the pack as all the tech features you need for work travel like cord organizers and padded laptop sleeves.
This is the hoodie you’d want to pack when hiking the PCT. It’s highly compressible and has a lightweight synthetic fill, and the stretchy fleece side panels and underarms make the hoodie less bulky and more comfortable. We love the strategic insulation in the torso, arms, and hood. When paired with a shell, the Atom LT is a toasty midlayer for long resort days.
The SuperFly has served gear editor Jeremy Rellosa for years without fail. “I've taken this stove everywhere from Nepal to Patagonia, and it's kept my trail food warm and my backpack happy because it's easy to use, clean, and stow,” he says.
We feel good about wearing Threads 4 Thought. The brand uses recycled materials (much of it from a city in China that recycles 82 percent of its water) and makes comfy gear to boot. We dig the Moto's sleek ribbed material on the shins. These run a bit loose—we recommend sizing down.
This hard shell is part of our Gear Guy’s ultimate ski touring setup. “This is one of the most breathable hard shells I’ve tested,” he wrote. When you’re not using it, the shell packs down to the size of a tangerine and only weighs one pound.