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Backpacker Magazine – April 2009
We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.
Electrolyte mix Give your water a sweet-and-spicy flavor boost–and add electrolytes–with nuun's Kona Cola. $20 for 36 tablets; nuun.com
CLIF MOJO PEANUT BUTTER & JELLY A pleasant change of pace from the raft of chocolate bars. Not too sweet, with a tangy grape bite and a soft texture that travels well and doesn't freeze solid. $2; clifbar.com
COOKIE QUEEN'S BACKCOUNTRY BAR Dense and delicious, with a distinctly real-food texture and buttery flavor. Loaded with bits of dried fruit. $3; cookie-queen.com
PROBAR CHERRY PRETZL Two of our favorite food groups–fruit and pretzels–make this salty, sweet concoction a flavorful, filling snack we can enjoy over and over. $3; theprobar.com