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The Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment Systems of 2017
 The Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment Systems of 2017
We know the task of searching for the perfect water filter can be difficult. We researched over 50 backpacking water filters and tested the top 17 side-by-side over several seasons in the backcountry....


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Best Backpacking Water Filter

May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
The Best Camping Pillows of 2017
 The Best Camping Pillows of 2017
Ready for a boost in camping comfort? To find the best camping pillows on the market, we researched 30+ models and tested 8 popular and high-performing products side by side. Our selection includes co...


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Best Camping Pillow

May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
Platypus GravityWorks
 Platypus GravityWorks
Winning our Editors' Choice award, the Gravityworks churned up some surprising results in our lab. Taking the lead in our side-by-side tests when compared to other water filters in our fleet, we deter...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
Sawyer Mini
 Sawyer Mini
An unrivaled price-to-weight ratio in our extensive review, the Sawyer Mini takes the cake for our Best Buy award. It's inexpensive, lightweight, and small, making it the optimal option for backpackin...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter
 MSR Autoflow Gravity Filter
A tough competitor with the Editors' Choice-winning Platypus GravityWorks, the MSR AutoFlow is so similar to Platypus' model we had a hard time deciding between the two. Both products are gravity filt...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
MSR Trailshot
 MSR Trailshot
The TrailShot is MSR's newest filter in its extensive line of high-quality products. We think the TrailShot is a versatile, easy to use product that we would bring along on many different activities f...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
NEMO Fillo
 NEMO Fillo
Our Editors' Choice Award winner goes to the Fillo for combining comfort and versatility better than any other model. Our testers loved its hybrid design, which is a fantastic compromise for folks who...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
Katadyn BeFree
 Katadyn BeFree
Are you out all day on the go in the backcountry, but don't want to haul a bunch of drinking water around with you? Are you going on long trail runs near streams, mountain bike rides, fishing or boati...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
Sea to Summit Aeros
 Sea to Summit Aeros
The Aeros might become one of your favorite pieces in your backpacking setup. It's small and light enough to hide away almost unnoticed in your pack, but its presence is appreciated when laying down t...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
REI Co-op Backpacker
 REI Co-op Backpacker
The Backpacker is a small and straightforward pillow from REI that offers solid performance at a low price. It's easy to use and has a few tricks up its pillowcase, like providing protection for fragi...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
Exped REM
 Exped REM
The specs on the REM compelled us to include this Exped model in our 2017 review. For a hybrid pillow, it's lightweight and features a great valve system for easy inflating and deflating. Upon receivi...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
Therm-a-Rest Compressible
 Therm-a-Rest Compressible
At first sight, the Therm-a-Rest Compressible did not impress us. Taking it out of the box, it looks like a lumpy mess. As soon as we started using it, however, we were reminded of the sage advice con...


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TETON Sports 12 x 18
 TETON Sports 12 x 18
The TETON Sports model most closely resembles a pillow made for four-walled bedrooms. Its traditional design of pillow and pillowcase proved comfortable and supportive for most sleepers. It's also eas...


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Exped Air UL
 Exped Air UL
After examining the specs for the Exped Air UL, we had high hopes for this extremely lightweight pillow. Compared to the other pillows in this review, it was the lightest and packed to the smallest vo...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
MSR Aquatabs
 MSR Aquatabs
Weighing in as an ultralight water purification method, the Aquatabs from MSR remain a great portable option. They treat against bacteria, viruses, and giardia cysts, but not cryptosporidium. These ta...


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May 23, 2017; 12:00pm
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