Top 10 List of the Year’s Best Gear
We reviewed a lot of great gear in 2010. Of all the things we tried and used hiking, camping, running, skiing and fishing, there were some definite standouts. All of these products met GearGuide’s criteria for delivering value, utility and elegance in design.
Here’s GearGuide’s Best Gear Top 10 list for 2010:
Alps Mountaineering Zephyr/Zenith Tent
A great, lightweight backpacking and camping tent. If you can find it on sale, it’s got one of the best bang-for-buck ratios anywhere. See full review.
Brooks Vapor Dry Running Gloves
This glove packs more features into a palm-sized package than anything else I’ve seen. See full review.
Cloudveil RPK Ski Jacket
Outstanding Gore-Tex softshell jacket, windproof, waterproof and thoughtfully designed. See full review.
Columbia Wildcard Softshell Ski Pant
Nicely styled and rugged, my go-to-pant for all but the warmest days on the slopes. See full review.
L.L. Bean Rapid River Fishing Vest
There may be no better pack vest on the market. And at less than $100, definitely no better bargain. See full review.
North Face Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag
Lightweight enough for backpacking and roomy enough for basecamp. See full review.
REI Traverse 30 Daypack
Everything you need in a daypack, plenty of pockets, built-in rain cover and much more. See full review.
Scarpa Zen Approach Shoe
Miles and miles of use and this dynamite and comfortable shoe is still going strong. See full review.
Smith Variant Ski Helmet
Well thought out, plenty of ventilation and easily adjustable. Pair it withSmith’s Fuse goggles for a complete package. See full review.
Temple Fork Signature Series Fly Rod
An amazingly responsive rod for a bargain price. See full review.