Russ Lumpkin, editor
1. Fishpond Westwater Roll-Top backpack (May) The Westwater is more versatile and tougher than similar bags that cost way more. I’ve carried it through rain and airports, and downstream and upstream, and it’s never failed me. The eco-friendly design gives it added value.
2. L.L. Bean Ultralight 85o Down Hooded Jacket (November)
3. Lowa Tiago GTX (June)
4. Suunto Traverse watch (September)
5. Patagonia Merino Air base layer (October)