The extra weight is worth it if it makes camp feel more like home.

You have a little bit of room left in your pack—what do you grab to make your stay in the backcountry a little more luxurious? Vote now and instantly see what everyone else brings.

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Poll | What is the most desirable swag item?

While some trade show-goers covet lip balms to stash in every one of their pockets and bags, others hunt down snacks, handouts to replace their holey socks, or other freebies. We recently published an op-ed about doing away with useless swag items, which got us thinking: What do ...read more

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Poll | Who makes the best daypacks?

Now that it's officially spring, we're itching to get on a trail that's not covered by snow. Not far from our office in Boulder, the Flatirons and foothills beckon us to trek up its peaks and valleys on our lunch breaks or after work. A daypack is essential to hold our water, ...read more

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Quick poll | Bottle or bladder?

They both have advantages but what is your liquid delivery method of choice in the backcountry? Are you a traditionalist who doesn't mind stopping, fishing out your bottle, and quenching your thirst? Or do you prefer to drink on the fly with a reservoir/tube system. There's no ...read more

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Poll | Who makes the best hammocks?

Hang a few straps around some stable trees and hammocks can elevate—literally and figuratively—your park visit or camping trip. Vote now for the brand making the best. Speaking of getting cozy outside, you can also vote for the best sleeping pads, sleeping bags, and tents. ...read more

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Poll | Who makes the best socks?

So many great brands, so little time. The world is brimming with awesome outdoor socks. Whether its because of quality, colorways, fit, customer service, brand story, or something else, tell us: Which is your favorite sock company? We narrowed it down to ten great options: Farm ...read more

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Poll | Who makes the best sunglasses?

The perfect pair of sunglasses shield your eyes from the sun while making you look like a pro on the mountain. With so many options and useful features out there—polarized, plant-based, scratch resistant, and color filtration technology—we narrowed it down to 15 options that both ...read more

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My favorite bag is...

All theses company make damn nice bags, but who's do you like best? You can vote for one of our picks here, or choose "other." Just be sure to write your favorite bag brand in the comment section below. ...read more