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Apparel
A DO-IT-ALL MIDLAYER This hoodie’s designers intended it to be worn as sun protection for climbers, but we found it to be way more versatile. “I wore the Pentapitch on morning trail runs and threw it on under my mid-layer during ski laps at the resor
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Hydration
A BEST IN-LINE FILTER While many filters have the option to work inline with a bladder, the hollow-fiber Thru-Link is designed specifically for that purpose, and attaches to any reservoir with plastic adapters—no hose-cutting necessary. The .2-micron
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Tents
MOST ECO-FRIENDLY When a tent is an all-around solid performer and has eco cred to match, it’s a keeper. The Mineral King impressed us with its oversize doors (great for entries and exits when filled to capacity), all-mesh walls and rollback fly for