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Arc'teryx Altra 65
 Arc'teryx Altra 65
This is our Editors' Choice backpack because it is supremely comfortable, light, has great organizational ability and it is easy to pack and retrieve deeply buried items. That said, it is by far the...


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100% recommend it (5/5)
Jul 28, 2015; 8:45am
Garmin Oregon 600
 Garmin Oregon 600
The Oregon 600 takes touchscreen outdoor recreation recreation GPS to the next level. This device is a huge improvement over all other existing touchscreen units we’ve tested, from all manufacturers. ...


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50% recommend it (2/4)
Aug 18, 2015; 11:31am
Garmin GPSMAP 62sc
 Garmin GPSMAP 62sc
This is the most accurate and most reliable GPS unit we've tested. Its large external antenna locked on our position faster and plotted slightly more accurate locations than other units tested. In bel...


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44% recommend it (4/9)
May 02, 2015; 4:40am
Platypus GravityWorks
 Platypus GravityWorks
After some surprising results in our tests, the GravityWorks took the lead in our comparison, winning the Editors' Choice award. We initially thought this system would be bulky and time-consuming, but...


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100% recommend it (12/12)
Jul 18, 2015; 6:22pm
Gregory Baltoro 65
 Gregory Baltoro 65
The Gregory Baltoro 65 was our second highest scoring pack behind the Arc'teryx Altra 65 and is the best backkpack we tested for carrying massive loads (70+ lbs). It was maybe the most comfort...


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100% recommend it (6/6)
Jul 08, 2015; 12:00pm
Suunto Core
 Suunto Core
The Suunto Core is the most fully featured altimeter watch we tested. The Core has something for everyone: waterproof buttons for snorkeling and shallow diving, more accurate altimeter and barometer f...


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25% recommend it (3/12)
Jul 14, 2015; 6:09pm
Feathered Friends Hummingbird 20
 Feathered Friends Hummingbird 20
The Feathered Friends Hummingbird is one of the lightest and most versatile traditional style 20-degree sleeping bags we’ve tested. However, it is only available directly from the manufacturer, the wa...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jun 15, 2014; 7:46am
Terra Nova Solar Photon 2
 Terra Nova Solar Photon 2
Feathery lightweight and pea-sized, you might forget you're carrying the Terra Nova Solar Photon 2. This is our highest rated lightweight dedicated pole supported tent. It's our top choice for fast an...


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Jun 27, 2015; 12:00pm
REI Kingdom 8
 REI Kingdom 8
The Kingdom 8 wins our Editors' Choice award because it's the most comfortable tent we tested and comes loaded with great bonus features. It features best-in-class head room, convenient dividers, and ...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
May 26, 2015; 11:49am
Specialized Phenom Expert
 Specialized Phenom Expert
The Specialized Phenom is the winner of our Editors Choice Award. It received our highest comfort rating, while maintaining a competitive weight of 248g, but it can be difficult to find. If you're loo...


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67% recommend it (2/3)
Jul 30, 2015; 6:55am
Hilleberg Anjan 2
 Hilleberg Anjan 2
The Hilleberg Anjan 2 keeps coming back to the top of the heap each time we update our Backpacking Tent review, and once again it wins our Editors' Choice Award. Its versatility, durability, adaptabil...


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May 10, 2015; 12:00pm
The North Face Base Camp Duffel
 The North Face Base Camp Duffel
This wins our Editors' Choice award because it's the top choice or near the top in every category we tested. We love how it carries and how easy it is to pack. While it is in the middle of the review ...


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92% recommend it (12/13)
Mar 18, 2015; 12:00pm
Katabatic Gear Palisade
 Katabatic Gear Palisade
The Katabatic Gear Palisade is likely the best ultralight sleeping bag in the world. (We've tested nearly all of them and this is by far our favorite.) However, it's only available directly fr...


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83% recommend it (5/6)
Jul 06, 2015; 3:29pm
Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
 Black Diamond Alpine Carbon Cork
This wins our OutdoorGearLab Editors' Choice award. They are light, strong, versatile poles with comfortable cork handles. Climbers and hikers alike will enjoy using these poles on everything from the...


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100% recommend it (3/3)
Jul 08, 2015; 12:00pm
Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
 Arc'teryx Squamish Hoody
This was our Editor's Choice windbreaker because it's just so versatile. We felt we could use it in pretty much any activity, from skiing to biking to hanging at the beach. While it's not the absolute...


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100% recommend it (2/2)
Apr 17, 2015; 5:41am
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