Catch the travel bug recently? Plenty of gear companies make travel gear too! The journey to a new place can be just as much, if not more, of an adventure as traversing the great outdoors. Make sure you have the proper gear to make you trip all it can be.

Duluth Trading Roundhouse Duffle

There are weekend bags, and then there is the most classic weekend bag that has ever existed. Duluth Trading makes the Roundhouse out of full grain leather with brass hardware and a soft, plaid liner. No frills. Just a duffel you'll pass on down to your grandkids.  MSRP $350

Buy it from Duluth Trading

Cotopaxi Nazca 24

If you're not into wheels, the Nazca from Cotopaxis is the perfect overnight+ bag. It has the requisite padded laptop sleeve, but inside you'll also find configurable compartments to hold clothing and keep things from getting wrinkled. Pack smartly, and you could survive for a week!* Plus stowable backpack straps make for multiple carry options. Classic materials make for a timeless look at durability.  MSRP $140

Buy it from Cotopaxi.

*May require Polygiene and/or a ton of Febreeze. Always bring enough socks!

Patagonia Black Hole Cubes 2016 holiday winter gift guide

Patagonia Black Hole Cubes

Patagonia's beloved Black Hole gear now comes in miniature. Black Hole Cubes come in three sizes - 2L, 6L, and 10L. The 2L is perfect as a dop kit for travel or for separating small pieces of gear in the field. 6L and 10L versions feature zipped, mesh panels to organize socks or keep your rock slippers from rubbing on your belay device. Whatever items you put inside, the Black Hole cubes will keep them protected.  MSRP $30-50

Buy them from Patagonia

Granite Gear Cross Trek 22

Granite Gear breaks into the luggage game this year with their first rolling suitcase, the Cross Trek. Multiple zips keep things organized and stowable backpack straps offer carry options when the road isn't conducive to rolling bags. Bumpers and burly fabric make sure it survives rough handling and Granite Gear incorporates their years of backpacking experience to cut at least a pound off comparable luggage.

Buy it from CampSaver

Gregory Packs Pierpont

The perfect urban commuter backpack - Gregory incorporates waterproof, TPE-backed 600-denier fabric to make the Pierpont durable while it protects your gear from scrapes and rain. Pockets organize your laptop and other goodies and the s-curved shoulders straps make carry as comfortable as your favorite sweatpants. Add in a shaped back panel to keep things vented and cool and you have a winner.  MSRP $130

Grab it on sale from Backcountry.com for $97.50 in select colors

Fjällräven Re-Kånken

Originally developed in 1978 to help school children with their heavy book loads, the Fjällräven Kånken is now an iconic, fashionable pack designed to do it all. Our pick, the Re-Kånken, is the latest version - it's made entirely from recycled PET bottles (11, to be precise) and the yarn is dyed as it's spun to reduce water and chemical use. It'll tell everyone that you appreciate classic design and saving the planet at the same time.

Buy the mini Re-Kånken at a discount from Backcountry.com or get the full size for yourself from Moosejaw

Petzl e+lite Headlamp

Buy one from REI.  Or buy two!

Kletterwerks Summit Pack

Kletterwerks brings modern features to a classic pack.  1000-denier Cordura will last forever, but the pack comes with a padded laptop sleeve that will fit a 15" computer.  Toss in an ice axe loop and you truly have a pack that can travel from work to summit.  Leather accents and zipper pulls round out this great, made in the USA pack.  MSRP $170

Buy it from CampSaver

Injinji Spectrum Trail Socks

Pick up a pair from REI

CAMP

Whether you're on an expedition or a weekend at a campground in Rocky Mountain National Park, proper gear makes camping comfortable, relaxing, and fun. We've selected a few pieces for you, each of which we've had our hands on to make sure they're worthy of your next trip into the woods.

BODY

You can't use your favorite gear if you don't have your health.  We tapped our resident personal trainer and asked him to select some fitness and nutritional gear that will help you make the most of every outdoor adventure.

SHRED and SPIN

A pair of wheels gets you deeper and further into the outdoors than any other human-powered transportation.  Whether you're on wide knobbies or skinny slicks, there is no bad season for biking.

SLOPE

Ah, schussing.  Is there any better feeling?  No, we didn't make up that word.  It's German or something.  Point is, this is the perfect time - gear-wise - to upgrade or fill out your quiver.  The latest skis and boards just dropped.  Binding tech is better than ever.  Even ski poles are in a renaissance.  If you haven't looked at new plank(s) in a while, now's the time!

RIVER

A day on the river is a day of peace.  Gear you don't have to think about is the peacekeeper.  Check out our selection of top fly gear for your favorite angler.

STRIDE

Whether on road or trail, the proper gear makes the difference between a sick run and a horrific, suffering chafe-fest.  Grab some of our favorite running gear to make the miles disappear under your feet.

JOURNEY

Catch the travel bug recently?  Plenty of gear companies make travel gear too!  The journey to a new place can be just as much, if not more, of an adventure as traversing the great outdoors.  Make sure you have the proper gear to make you trip all it can be.

GALS

It's a gals' gear renaissance.  Never have women had so many options in technical, stylish gear that actually functions as well as it looks.  We have suggestions covering everything from insulation to city boots and everything between.  Guys reading this - you're going to win the holidays.

GUYS

The freshest gear for guys - from head to feet, we have suggestions to cover everything.  Whether you need to keep warm, look good, or keep the stink away, you'll find the perfect gift here.  Women - these are the pieces your guys want.

KIDS

Kids need gear too.  Whether you're taking them along for your adventures or sending them off on their own, proper gear keeps them safe and warm while they have a blast in the outdoors.