In this season of lists and gift guides, Trailspace has published the “Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear” list.

This ultimate gear list features the best shelter, sleeping bag, stove, water treatment, multi-tool, light, navigation, trekking poles, backpack, and food and drink, according to the 24,000 user reviews shared by our community members.

This is the top-rated gear that has stood up to members’ backcountry hikes, climbs, and adventures, from the Sierra to the Mongolian steppe to local mountains.

“Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear”

1. Eureka! Alpenlite XT (Shelters)
2. Marmot Pinnacle 15° (Sleeping Bags)
3. MSR WindPro (Stoves)
4. Platypus GravityWorks (Water Treatment)
5. Leatherman Wave (Tools)
6. Petzl e+LITE (Lights)
7. Silva and Suunto (Navigation)
8. Black Diamond Trail Shock (Trekking Poles)
9. Arc'teryx Bora 80 (Backpacks)
10. Food and Drink: Starbucks VIA Ready Brew, Snow Peak Titanium Double Wall 450 Cup, Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef, and Snow Peak Titanium Spork.

See the complete list at “Trailspace Top Ten: Your Best Outdoor Gear”.
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