It’s not easy to make the cut for Backpacker’s Editors’ Choice. The proof: these 12 products survived the Spearhead Traverse, a multi-day backcountry excursion in Whistler, British Columbia. From coats to ski boots to a nifty wedding ring, you can be sure of one thing: this gear won’t quit on you.
Editors’ Choice Gold
These two modern classics have earned a permanent place in our packs.