Editors' Choice 2013

From a bomber ultralight tent to the best GPS watch we've seen, here are the 15 products that passed the ultimate field test.


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2012 Editors' Choice Winners

MSR WhisperLite Universal

Salomon Synapse Mid

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Nemo Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad and Pillowtop

Sno wPeak SnowMiner

Feathered Friends Spoonbill

inReach by DeLorme

L.L. Bean Microlight FS 2

Hungry Hikers Murray's Hurried Curry

Kuhl Liberator

Boreas Buttermilks 55 & Lost Coast 60

Black Diamond Ultra Distance Z-Poles

Gold Award

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Lodge Cast Iron Camp Dutch Ovens

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

Salomon Wings Sky GTX

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent

Patagonia Merino 1 Baselayer

Soto Pocket Torch

Soto OD-1R Micro Regulator Stove

Tanka Bar Spicy Pepper Blend

Mophie Juice Pack Air

NEMO Meta 2P Tent

Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

Zamberlan 760 Steep GT Hiking Boot

Arc'teryx Altra

Green Gear

GoLite Tier 1 Recycled Fabric

La Sportiva FC ECO 3.0 Boot

Gold Award

REI Half Dome 2

Evernew Titanium Non-Stick Cookware

2009 Editors' Choice Winners

MontBell UL Spiral Down Hugger #1 Sleeping Bag

Garmin Oregon 400t GPS

Mammut X-Zoom Headlamp

Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews

Gibbon Slacklines

REI Flash

Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 Video Camera

Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4 Tent

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad

Nikon Coolpix P6000 Camera

Black Diamond Orbit Lantern

Osprey Sprint Series Backpacks

PackIt Gourmet Austintacious Tortilla Soup

Kayland Zephyr Boot Review

New Balance 1500 Rainier Boot

Green Gear

Big Agnes Salt Creek Recycled Tent

Gold Award

MSR MugMate Coffee Maker

The North Face Base Camp Duffel