Editors' Choice: The Best Gear of the Past 25 Years

What is the BACKPACKER Editors' Choice Awards? It's the best gear in the world, full stop. For a quarter century, our editors and contributors have taken the most promising products hiking and camping around the world in search of the cream of the crop. On the awards' 25th anniversary, we collect their favorites.
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Editors' Choice Awards 2018

Photo by Louisa Albanese

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photo: Andrew Bydlon

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The Sierra Designs Backcountry Bed on location in Wadi Rum, Jordan (Andrew Bydlon)

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