Backpacking Essentials

Survive your next backwoods jaunt with this high-tech trek gear

Princeton Tec Remix Headlamp
$45 @ princetontec.com

Keep your hands free on the trail. The Remix is small and lightweight and can be easily adjusted for your lighting needs.

Gerber Octane Multi-Tool
$68 @ gerbergear.com

The easy, one-hand open design sets it apart from other multi-tools It's light but doesn't skimp on important features like pliers, wire cutters, and two types of blades.

Primus EtaSolo Camp Stove
$100 @ primuscamping.com

Go from zero to boiling in two minutes. The windscreen and heat-exchange system help you easily heat up multiple meals while burning a minimum of fuel.

Wenger Nomad Watch
$375 @ wengerna.com

An analog dial and red LED display ensure this rugged digital watch and compass is always easy to read.

Arc'teryx Altra 65 Backpack
$375 @ arcteryx.com

A U-shaped zipper front allows you to open 'er up like a duffel bag, so you can access any part of the bag without unpacking the rest of your gear.

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