Editors' Choice Awards
These eight new products represent the best, most innovative backpacking gear on the market right now. From a multitool fork to an affordable ultralight tent, this is the best equipment we used all year.
Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo
Boutique ultralight usually costs a mint—and for good reason. Shaving ounces gets harder and harder the lighter you go. So it’s with great pleasure that we discovered the Lunar Solo, which uses workaday materials and a clever-but-not-too-clever pitch with a trekking pole—and still has more floor space than pretty much all other tents in its class. Read the Full Review / Buy Six Moon Designs Lunar Solo Now
Editors' Choice Green Awards
These two products are pushing the limits of sustainability.
Editors' Choice Gold Awards
Newer isn't always better: This classic gear still holds up.
MSR Reactor Stove System
For simple, small-group meals, the Reactor is the best stove on the market, period, and has been since it debuted in 2007. That’s because it’s faster than the competition—it boils 1 liter of water in 2.5 minutes—and fuel-efficient enough to put those almost-empty canisters back in play. Read the Full Review / Buy MSR Reactor Stove System Now