Designed and developed from one of the most reliable names in cold weather gear in Nemo Equipment, this bag is rated to keep you nice and toasty even up to -40°F. Yeah, I said it, -40°F. In case you weren’t aware, that is cold enough to really freeze your spit as it comes out of your mouth.
The Suunto Core Altimeter Watch is a proper timepiece for the serious adventurer. Offering all of the mission critical date you’d need on a purpose built piece of equipment without getting the way, this is a watch you can rely on to help you train and push yourself to new heights – literally.
For hundreds of years wool has been prized for its ability to lock in heat and retain its insulation properties even when wet – and the Smartwool Hiking Medium Crew make the best of those properties for a totally modern spin on this old classic.
With the Evolv Cruzer Men’s shoes you can literally become a human Spiderman. Purpose built for smearing, this is the best of the best when staring a sheer rock face in the eyes and still wanting to hit the top.
Merrell Moab Ventilators are known throughout the hiking world as the only hot weather hiking boots most people would ever trust. With a simple mesh like system that will keep you cool when they weather gets toasty, these are rugged shoes that are just right for a very specific set of tasks.
Utilitarian and stripped down hiking boots if there ever was a pair, the Salomon Quest 4D GTX are bargain basement priced boots that offer some serious performance and bang for the buck. A worthy addition to your collection for right around $50, you’d have to be nuts to ignore these boots.
While you may think that the last thing the world needs is another mummy sleeping bag cluttering up the marketplace, that’s just because you haven’t seen the specs on the all new Sea To Summit Spark Sp1 Ultra-Dry Down Sleeping Bag.
Black Diamond has been known for producing some of the best equipment in the world, but you’ll really feel it and see it in action when you have a pair of Trail Backs on your pack. Easy to carry when not using, telescoping and locking in seconds, you’d have to be crazy to go with anything else.
Beyond highly recommended, you need to make sure you have room in your pack for the Katadyn Pocket Water Microfilter. A beast by anyone’s guidelines, this is a somewhat expensive option that will last you for the rest of your life.
The best in the business as far as hydrations packs go, CamelBak has hit it out of the park yet again with their M.U.L.E hydration system. Simple and straightforward, it gives you hands free access to water whenever you need it and stays out of the way whenever you don’t.
As far as sleeping bags go – especially mummy bags filled with down – you are almost always looking at a steep price tag that is too much for the casual climber or overnight camper. But the Kelty Cosmic Down 20 aims to change all of that the moment you slip inside of it.
Easily one of the best tents when it comes to the ultralight category of shelters, you would be hard up to find any negative tent reviews about the Tarptent Double Rainbow. Lightweight, super durable, and more than capable, the biggest problem you will have with the Tarptent Double Rainbow is being able to buy one – so in demand, there is almost always a waiting list for these simple shelters.
Comfortable and well designed, you shouldn’t let the oversized appearance of the Arc’teryx Altra scare you off. A world class outdoor backpack if there ever was one, this is the kind of rig you can count on for those longer trips with bigger payloads. Smartly designed and durable as anything else on the market, this is the kind of bag you can trust with your equipment and tools, as well as your hard earned money.