Therm-a-Rest Mira 15 Sleeping Bag
While backpacking, weight matters—a lot. But the Mira 15 ranked at top of all the bags we tested not just because it was the lightest in the class (which it is). Tester Dan Nelson also loved the way it integrates with your sleeping pad, which let the designers cut down on the weight by eliminating most of the bottom panel insulation. Only downside? At $400, it’s priced pretty high.
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Primus ETA Lite Stove
All-in-one backcountry stoves reign in the backountry thanks to their overall simplicity and packability, and the Primus ETA Lite ranked high above the rest in this crowded category. Our tester loved the stove’s fast boil time, its low-profile burner, and the simple, integrated hanging kit. And while it had the smallest pot volume of the ones we tested at 0.75 liters, it also has a correspondingly low $100 MSRP.
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Adidas Terrex Swift Mountain Summer Jacket
Though Tanner Jackson reviewed the Terrex Swit Mountain Jacket as part of a running-focused apparel round-up, he proclaimed that this soft shell is matchless for high-energy trekking in warmer weather. A good hood configuration, superb weather protection and breathability, and full accessibility when wearing a pack means it’ll serve you well on the trail.
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