The Tufly received big praise in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide test of the best tents: “Might be the best tent I’ve ever used,” wrote one tester. It’s built to withstand three-season temperatures and has two doors and vestibules for easy access. That’s why we called it “a tent with every creature comfort you’d want at a drive-in campsite.”
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We dig this frameless, 18-liter wonder that’s ideal for fast and light summit missions or just packing extra layers for your nephew’s soccer game. The nine ounce pack has a few key features that separate it from similar builds, like a padded insert in the back panel that adds structure. There’s also a port for a hydration bladder, and the chest and waist straps can be removed entirely.
Coffee is significantly better when it’s hot, which is what makes the Yeti Rambler an absolute must-have. The double-wall vacuum-insulated mug keeps a 14-ounce cup of joe warm for hours. And it’s dishwasher safe.
Black Diamond’s new Spot325 has all of the traits that made the original Spot so popular (night vision, multiple power settings, IPX8 waterproof rating) but in a smaller package that weighs just three ounces. Hit the high beam and you get 325 lumens of LED brightness lighting your way.
Save the planet one to-go beverage at a time with this reusable steel straw that collapses into its own travel case. It even comes with its own telescoping cleaning brush.
The eight-ounce Master is adventure ready with a rust-proof exterior and a stainless-steel interior that resists odors and lingering flavors. It fits perfectly in that chest pocket of your vest, too.
The mountain vista wrapped around your ankle is captivating, but it’s the soft merino wool that will make you want to wear these socks on the reg, whether or not you’re on the trail. They’re soft, warm and just a little bit stretchy, and the ridges on the top of the toe box help lock the sock in place inside your boot to prevent slippage.
We love the Klettersack for its beautiful, high-quality design. Our tester praised the bag's bomber construction: “The 22-liter pack features 1,000-denier Cordura fabric and heavy duty hardware so it'll put up with years of day-hike abuse.”
The Coleman Classic is one of our Gear Guy’s top choices for car camping. “The two 10,000-BTU burners take a little while to heat things up, but no one should be in a rush when out camping,” he wrote. “If anything ever breaks on a Classic—which rarely happens—replacement parts are easy to find, and the fixes are easy to make.”
One of our female editors’ favorite layers to cozy up in after a long day of skiing, the Better Sweater can also be dressed up thanks to the heathered knit face. We also like the zippered pocket on the sleeve, which is handy for keys and cards.
We included this rain jacket in our 2017 Summer Buyer’s Guide. “The exterior nylon is tough, wind-resistant, and stretchy, while the interior is lined with a buttery knit that adds warmth for alpine starts and windy ridge walks,” our tester wrote. The lining does make the jacket less breathable, so it’s best for slower-paced activities.
The Snap-T Pullover is one of those iconic pieces of outerwear that we think will last you a lifetime. “Chances are you’ll be wearing the same one 30 years from now,” we wrote. Plus, it’s built with recycled materials.
Our senior digital marketing manager, Katie Cruickshank, currently owns two of these trowel-knives and can’t get enough of them. The concave blade works as a shovel and has a sharp slicing edge and a serrated edge for different cutting needs. Cruickshank especially likes the knife’s burly look.
We included the Eddie in our roundup for the best sun shirts because it’s stretchy, dries fast, and has a UPF 50+ rating. “It’s as performance-minded as your favorite tech tee but good-looking enough to wear about town,” our tester said. Added style points for the pearl snaps.
The Stretch Front is climbing editor Julie Ellison’s do-it-all pant for climbing and travel. “These are the first pants that have ever stayed in place while climbing,” says Ellison. The pant has a slim fit and the organic cotton-elastane blend gives it plenty of stretch for high steps and heel hooks.
In our search for the best winter travel gear, we discovered this collapsable duffle. If you’re the type to rack up souvenirs, the Cargo Hauler is perfect because “it won’t burst when you stuff it full of tchotchkes,” we wrote. Plus, the removable backpack straps make it easy to convert from a carry-on to a checked bag if it gets too full.
In our ultimate guide to coolers, this 30-quart, soft sided number was one of our favorites. We especially like the Trooper’s extra-wide opening, two water-resistant exterior pockets, and a mount for a bottle opener or dry box. Plus, the Trooper has shoulder and backpack straps so you can carry it as a pack or a tote.