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Hydration Packs for the Longest of Runs

Six models that’ll keep you happy on the trail

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$35 $25 from Huckberry
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Gear columnist Jakob Schiller loves the Weekenders. “They look great, have high-quality lenses, and are so affordable that I won't worry about them getting a little bit dinged up,” he says. “It's rare to find one pair of shades I want to wear for 80 percent of the things I do outside—and even rarer to find one at this price.”
$300 $255 from Huckberry
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“Quite simply, this is the perfect travel pack,” wrote our Buyer’s Guide tester of the 45-liter Peak Design pack. “ There are pockets for just about everything, including a hidden one for passports, a soft-lined one for sunglasses, and a padded one for a laptop.”
$150 $120 from Backcountry
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This shoe won our Gear Guy’s test of the best men’s light hikers. “This pair was so comfortable and capable during both the hike and scree-slide tests that I wore them on a bonus hike,” he wrote. “Credit the cushy midsole, coupled with an OrthoLite insole, the latter of which hugged the bottom of my feet like an old friend.”
$249.95 / quarter from Cairn
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$65 $52 from Huckberry
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There’s no better way to aprés than with this set of four hand-blown whiskey glasses. Each glass features a raised topographic map of the Rocky Mountains.
$169 $135 from Huckberry
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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.”
$150 $100 from Backcountry
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Columnist Jakob Schiller loves the Vista for running: “They’re fully waterproof, so I don’t have to worry about ruining them with sweat or in the rain; and they never slip out of my ears or need adjustment as I bound along on trails or pavement,” he wrote. Read his full roundup of winter workout gear here.
$30 $24 from Huckberry
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The Hori Hori is no one trick pony. In fact, it was designed to be the jack-of-all trades in the garden. Whether you’re digging, cutting twine, or opening up a bottle, this tool has your back. Plus, with its walnut handle and stainless steel finish, it’s made to last.
$299 $224 from Eddie Bauer
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Reviews editor Jeremy Rellosa likes the EverTherm Downdraft jacket for sport climbing and short day hikes. It’s an ideal layer for light aerobic activities in cool weather. (The brand’s warmer BC EverTherm down jacket won our Gear of the Year award in 2019, but if you want something lighter with the same insulation, Rellosa recommends the Downdraft.)
$199 $149 from Zoleo
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Contributor Andrew Skurka tested Zoleo’s Satellite Communicator last year, and he liked how it measured up to the competition: “It’s priced, constructed, and engineered well, and it provides a significantly improved messaging experience,” he wrote. (Get a free six-month Gaia GPS Premium membership with your purchase, now through November 30.)

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