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.

Patagonia Provisions

Patagonia branches out into the provisions game with soups, bars, and smoked sockeye salmon flavors perfect for camping trips. We've tried them all. Favorites include, the black bean and lentil soups and the Inca berry bars. Be aware that these aren't boil-in-bag meals. But, they're tasty, packable, nutritious, and sustainable, with mostly organic ingredients. Check out their selection of gift boxes and you'll find something for everyone.

Black Diamond Revolt Headlamp

Black Diamond's Revolt headlamp packs 300 lumens and a rechargeable battery into a great package.  We're big fans of rechargeable batteries in headlamps. The Storm is Black Diamond's best.  MSRP $59.95.

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Hydro Flask My Hydro

Completely customized, insulated water bottles?  Sign us up!  Take one of our favorite bottles, pick your size and you own color for the top, bottle, and boot from over 183,000 possible combinations.  The greatest gift ever.  Only one thing could make it better - if Hydro Flask offered gift certificates.  (They don't - we're lobbying them to change that.)

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MSR Remote 3 Tent

The MSR Remote series of tents is new for the 2017/2018 season. Made with new Easton Syclone poles for added durability (without the added weight). The double wall tent features a very large front vestibule for all your winter gear. Easy to set up and large enough to sleep 3 people comfortably. Capable of withstanding whatever winter throws at it.  Our full review...

Kuju Coffee

Kuju's single-serving pourovers are good for the planet, good for the farmers and workers, and good for your soul.  Organic beans, beyond fair trade, and a convenient pouch that makes creating a great cup of coffee easy wherever you are.  All you need is hot water and a cup.  We reviewed it here.

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Andrew Skurka's Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide

Skurka’s guide is a great read for anyone headed into the backcountry. Whether you’re a novice or an experienced hiking expert, the Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide has something for you.  You can read our review of the guide here.

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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!

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.

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.