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Mystery Ranch Mission Rover Travel Backpack 43L

$185 $148 from Huckberry 20% off

This suitcase-style backpack is perfect for keeping everything organized and separated while traveling. The internal padded laptop sleeve keeps devices up to 15-inch safe and a small pocket on the front fits documents, your phone, or a notebook. You can carry the Mission three ways: suitcase, shoulder, or backpack style.

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Flylow Crowe Insulated Jacket (Men's)

$275 $192 from REI 30% off

When reviewing this jacket, our tester wrote: “If I could only have one insulation piece for the rest of my life, this would be it.” The Crowe’s Polartec Power Fill insulation is warm yet breathable and the ripstop fabric is water- and wind-resistant. Plus, the insulation is made from 80 percent post-consumer recycled materials.

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Lazer Z1 Helmet

$230 $115 from Backcountry 50% off

For long days on a bike, this is the helmet you want. When we reviewed it back in 2015, our tester Aaron Gulley wrote: “The Z1 has 31 gaping vents, breathes better than André Greipel in a sprint, and kept us cool on even the muggiest afternoons.”

Prana Stretch Zion Pant (Men's)

$85 $59 from Backcountry 30% off

Nearly every guy in the Outside office has a pair of Stretch Zions. That's because they're supremely comfortable (way superior to jeans) and the DWR-treated nylon-Spandex fabric makes them a solid choice for hiking and climbing.

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Yakima Skyrise Rooftop 2-Person Tent

$1099 $770 from Backcountry 29% off

When the Skyrise came out in 2016, we said it was “the most utilitarian rooftop tent we’ve seen yet.” The 2-person version weighs just 95 pounds and comes with a built-in mattress. The mesh windows on three sides allows plenty of ventilation and the skylight lets you stargaze during clear nights.

Thule EnRoute Camera Backpack 25L

$150

Thanks to the EnRoute's cushioned and removable camera storage cube, we traveled stress-free with our DSLR and multiple lenses. This pack offers a padded laptop sleeve, two side zippers that access the main compartment (even when the roll top is closed), and a zippered water bottle sleeve. Pro tip: If you're not carrying a camera, the side-entry compartment fits an extra pair of shoes.

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Rylo 5.8K 360 Video Camera

$500 $380 from Amazon 24% off

We featured the Rylo in our 2019 Summer Buyer’s Guide as one of the best cameras. “Rylo’s dual-lens camera shoots video in 360 degrees, so you get everything,” our tester wrote. After you're done shooting, the easy-to-use app lets to choose the best footage for your clip.