Filters and Purifiers


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