Summer is officially here, and that means hiking, backpacking, and camping season. Every year brings new products that make your experience better, and we have picked the top items that will help you pack better, have more energy, and even keep your gear protected.
The North Face M’s Short Sleeve RDT Crew
Revolutionary FlashDry™ fibers in this lightweight tee wick moisture away from the skin towards the fabric’s exterior during periods of high activity, making this shirt ideal for wear during strenuous hikes in warm weather, and is crafted to reduce shoulder chafing while hauling a pack across the trail.
Princeton Tec Vizz
$49.99 | available in red, black and green
Camping lights can be a pain, but the Princeton Tec Vizz is simple and has everything you need, all in 92 grams. It is feature-loaded with three distinct beam profiles easily accessed via a simple press, hold, or double press of the button.
Clif Shot Bloks
$1.99 each | available in-store only!
These are primarily used by performance athletes – cyclists, runners, mountain bikers, triathletes, and adventure racers. However, any performance-oriented athlete needing a quick burst of energy can benefit from Clif Shot Bloks. 95% organic, 50mg caffeine, simple to handle and easy to chew!
$7.95 – $11.95
Carrying water is always a battle for weight and space in your pack. If you don’t have the space or don’t want to deal with a water bladder, the Platypus SoftBottle can hold a liter of liquid in a flexible, BPA-free bottle that squishes flat when empty.
Gregory Miwok 24 Pack
From peak-bagging to business travel, the Miwok 24 does everything a daypack should and more. Designed for the trail, this sleek, lightweight daypack has ample storage capacity for all-day excursions, plus an expanding front pocket to keep bulkier items like a jacket or helmet.
Sweetwood Beef Jerky
$6.99 | available in-store only!
This jerky is flavored with a wonderful blend of brown sugar, honey, and spices for times when you need to eat on-the-go. Sweetwood uses premium beef, natural herbs, is gluten free and has no added MSG.
MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove
$39.95 | available in-store only!
The MSR Pocket Rocket Backpacking Stove is the go-to for quick cooking in the outdoors. It weighs only three ounces and can boil a liter of water in less than four minutes. No need to prime or preheat; hook into any self-sealing canister fuel and adjust the flame at will.
Brunton Heavy Metal 5500
$79.99 | available in yellow, white and black
Designed with the never-slow-down, everyday user in mind, Brunton’s Heavy Metal 5500 is robust, lightweight and always there when you need it. It is perfect for the truly power hungry, and charges a smart phone up to 5 times.