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MSR Guardian Water Purifier

If you want clean, safe water in the backcountry, this is the only purifier you should be buying

Joe Jackson
Aug 5, 2015

The 6 Best Hiking Gadgets of Summer 2012

Of the dozens of poles, stoves, multitools, and other essentials we tested this year, we kept reaching for these six, from the Brunton Get-Back GPS, which stores up to three waypoints and steers you to the trailhead, to MSR SureLock TR-3s, which, at 20 ounces a pair, aren't ultralight, but they are quite sturdy and strong.

Sam Moulton
Jun 1, 2012

The 6 Best Travel Gadgets of Summer 2012

These six gadgets, from the AT&T Pantech Element, a waterproof, Android-based 8.3-inch tablet, to the Mophie Juice Pack Outdoor Edition, which doubles the battery life of your iPhone 4 or 4S, to the Steripen Freedom, a tiny water purifier, won't revolutionize your life on the road. But we promise they'll make it a lot easier.

Will Palmer
Jun 1, 2012