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Gear of the Year:
Here are all the gotta-get-it items for savvy outdoor fanatics this holiday season.
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King Kong in Rwanda
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Adventure Travel Gear
The North Face Mountain 25 Tent
Great storm protection and four-season mountaineering features in a rugged design made for two.
4 Season Tents
Under Armour Women's Streaker 1/2-Zip Pullover
Slip into a looser construction without giving up the wicking performance of a compression fit.
Ibex Women's Cirque Jacket
Ibex's lightest softshell features a plush and naturally breathable Merino wool lining.
Soft Shell Jackets
The North Face Women's Prophecy Shoe
One outdoor shoe for all adventures? The Prophecy backs up a familiar claim with plenty of proof.
Patagonia Men's Spraymaster Jacket
This full-stretch, waterproof shell expands the possibilities of any alpine endurance endeavor.
Soft Shell Jackets
Therm-A-Rest ProLite 3 - Women's Sleeping Pad
Female-specific insulation where you need it with a lighter, tapered profile for easier packing.
Sleeping Bags & Pads
Sierra Designs Lightning Tent
This 2004 Backpacker Magazine Editor's Choice Award winner is freestanding and built for two.
3 Season Tents
The North Face Women's Venture Jacket
Incredible value! Waterproof, breathable fabric design with pit zip vents beneath the sleeves.
The North Face Men's Base Camp Flip-Flop
Comfortable bumpy footbed stimulates tired feet while providing plush anatomical arch support.
DaKine Twist Tote
Funkadelic style with plenty of external pouches for organizing your everyday treasures.
Bags & Luggage