Editors' Choice Awards 2010

After 15-hour trail days with 50 pound packs on 100-miles of Switzerland's Via Alpina, we're proud to present the best gear of the year.

After 15-hour trail days with 50 pound packs on 100-miles of Switzerland's Via Alpina, we're proud to present the best gear of the year. Whether it's a proven pack, tent, ultralight stove, pair of boots, or just the tastiest camp coffee on the planet, you'll find it in Editors' Choice.

OUR ANNUAL AWARD FOR THE BEST GEAR OF THE YEAR.

Salomon Wings Sky GTX Boot

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 Tent

Patagonia Merino 1

Soto Pocket Torch

Soto Micro Regulator Stove

Tanka Bites

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Mophie Juice Pack Air

NEMO Meta 2P Tent

Starbucks Via Ready Brew

Zamberlan 760 Steep GT Boot

ARC'TERYX Altra Backpack

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Gear that's stood the test of time.

REI Half Dome 2 Tent

Evernew Titanium Cookware

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The year's finest sustainable innovations.

GoLite Tier 1 Recycled Fabrics

La Sportiva FC ECO 3.0

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View stunning vistas and snowy passes in these photos of the Via Alpina route.

>Adelboden to Kandersteg

>Kandersteg to Griesalp

>Griesalp to Lauterbrunnen

>Altdorf to Engelberg

>Engelberg to Meiringen

>Climbing the Monch

>The Eiger and Jungfrau Glacier

Hike the route with the Backpacker editors in our video series.

>Team Geneva

>Team Zurich (Coming Soon!)

>Climbing the Monch

2009 EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD WINNERS


>MontBell UL Spiral Down Hugger #1 Sleeping Bag

>Garmin Oregon 400t GPS

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>Mammut X-Zoom Headlamp

>Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews

>Gibbon Slacklines

>REI Flash 65 Backpack

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>Sanyo Xacti VPC-E2 Video Camera

>Sierra Designs Lightning XT 4 Tent

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>Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Sleeping Pad

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>Nikon Coolpix P6000 Camera

>Black Diamond Orbit Lantern

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>Osprey Sprint Series Backpack

>Packit Gourmet Austintacious Tortilla Soup

>Kayland Zephyr Boot

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>New Balance 1500 Rainier Boot

GREEN AWARDS

>TENT: Big Agnes Salt Creek Recycled

GOLD AWARDS

>MSR MugMate Coffee Maker

>The North Face Base Camp Duffel

2008 EDITORS' CHOICE AWARD WINNERS


>REI Quarter Dome T3 Tent

>Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3

>GoLite Adrenaline Sleeping Bags

>Spot Satellite Messenger

>Everlite EL-8 Solar Headlamp

>Gregory Baltoro Backpack

>GSI Outdoors Dualist Cookware

>Rab Latok Alpine Jacket

>Westcomb Specter LT Hoody

>Scarpa Kailash GTX Boot

>Mammut Lucido TX1 Headlamp

>Big Agnes Cyclone SL Chair Kit

>MSR HyperFlow Water Purifier

>Nite Ize S-Biner

GREEN AWARDS

>Marmot DriClime Catalyst Jacket

>Mountainsmith Phoenix

GOLD AWARD

>Marmot Ultralight Down Bags