Editors' Choice 2011: Video Gear Reviews

This year's Editors' Choice testing trip took place in Utah's Capitol Reef National Park -- a perfect testing ground for our favorite gear of the year.

Editors' Choice 2011: Marmot Plasma 15 Sleeping Bag

Maximum warmth, minimum weight


Editors' Choice 2011: SteriPEN Adventurer Opti

An ultralight water purifier that eliminates all microorganisms, leaves no aftertaste, and works fast.


Editors' Choice 2011: Kelty Salida 2 Tent

An ultralight shelter that's affordable.


Editors' Choice 2011: MontBell Alpine Light Down Parka

An 800-fill-down puffy that packs small and is under $200.


Editors' Choice 2011: Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX

Midweight hikers that can scramble and haul 45-pound loads.


Editors' Choice 2011: Nemo Astro Insulated Sleeping Pad

A 2.5-inch, full-length mattress that's insulated with open-cell foam.


Editors' Choice 2011: Granite Gear Blaze AC 60

A lightweight pack with best-in-class suspension for heavy loads.


Editors' Choice 2011: Rab Aurora/Boreas Pull-On Softshell Jacket

A softshell made for backpackers.