Reader Rated: Weekend Warrior Gear

Get comfort and convenience with these four well-priced picks.

Gear Review: Mountainsmith Falcon 55 Backpack

Gear Review: EMS Velocity 2 Tent

Gear Review: L.L. Bean Katahdin 35°F Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Primus Eta Solo Stove


Tyler Bounds, 39

5’ 8”; 160 lbs.

> Carpenter

> Arlington, WA

> Test terrain Olympics and Mt. Rainier National Parks (WA), Klamath National Forest (CA)

> Gear P.O.V. “I take about 35 weekend trips per year, plus a few longer hikes. I need durability.”