You probably know the biggest names in the outdoor equipment world, but there are plenty of upstart gear companies out there too. Click through the slideshow above to see a few that have caught our eye recently. (Note: BACKPACKER has not, as of this writing, reviewed or tested any of the above products in the field.)
Editors’ Choice 2018: The Best Backpacking Gear of The Year
A lightweight backpack, custom-molded boots, and the best lip balm we've ever tried: meet our favorite gear of the season.