Editors' Choice 2011

From a bargain ultralight tent to perfect-fit boots, here are 14 products that passed the ultimate field test.
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Article: Kelty Salida 2

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Video: Kelty Salida 2

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Article: MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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Video: MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

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Article: Icebreaker Hopper T

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Video: Icebreaker Hopper T

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Article: The North Face Venture Jacket

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Article: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60



Video: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60

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Article: Salewa Alp Trainer Mid



Video: Salewa Alp Trainer Mid

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Article: Nemo Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad and Pillowtop



Video: Nemo Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad and Pillowtop

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Article: Marmot Plasma 15 and 30 Sleeping Bags



Video: Marmot Plasma 15 and 30 Sleeping Bags

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Article: Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles



Video: Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles

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Article: TrekSta Evolution Mid GTX



Video: TrekSta Evolution Mid GTX

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Article: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti



Video: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

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Article: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4



Video: Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4

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Article: Rab Boreas/Aurora Pull-On



Video: Rab Boreas/Aurora Pull-On

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Article: DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with
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Video: DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w
withSPOT Satellite Communicator

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2011 Editors' Choice Winners


  • TrekSta Evolution Mid GTX Hiking Boot

  • Rab Boreas/Aurora Pull-On Softshell Jacket

  • SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

  • Nemo Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad and Pillowtop

  • Marmot Plasma 15 and 30 Sleeping Bags

  • Kelty Salida 2 Tent

  • Salewa Alp Trainer Mid

  • Granite Gear Blaze AC 60

  • MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

  • DeLorme Earthmate PN-60w with SPOT Satellite Communicator

  • Big Agnes Copper Spur UL4 Tent

  • Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles

Green Gear


  • The North Face Venture Jacket

Gold Award


  • Icebreaker Hopper T

  • Almost Editors' Choice

2010 Editors' Choice Winners

Green Gear

Gold Award

2009 Editors' Choice Winners

Green Gear

Gold Award