Gear Picks by Kristin Hostetter

For BACKPACKER'S Fall/Winter Gear Guide 2012, Kristin tested tons of gear. Here are a few of her special favorites.

Instant Traction: Yaktrax XTR Microspikes

Lightweight Lantern: Snow Peak Mini Hozuki Lantern

Organizers: Granite Gear Air Zippditty Ditty Bags

Insulated Bottle: Hydro Flask 24-ounce Narrow Mouth Stainless Steel

Ultralight Roller: Osprey Ozone 28"/80L Roller Bag