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.

Alps Zephyr/Zenith Tent

Brooks Vapor Dry Running Gloves

This glove packs more features into a palm-sized package than anything else I’ve seen. See full review.

Brooks Vapor Dry Glove

Cloudveil RPK Ski Jacket

Outstanding Gore-Tex softshell jacket, windproof, waterproof and thoughtfully designed. See full review.

Cloudveil RPK Jacket

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.

Columbia Wildcard Ski Pant

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.

L.L. Bean Rapid River Vest

North Face Cat’s Meow Sleeping Bag

Lightweight enough for backpacking and roomy enough for basecamp. See full review.

North Face Cat's Meow Sleeping Bag

REI Traverse 30 Daypack

Everything you need in a daypack, plenty of pockets, built-in rain cover and much more. See full review.

REI Traverse 30 Daypack

Scarpa Zen Approach Shoe

Miles and miles of use and this dynamite and comfortable shoe is still going strong. See full review.

Scarpa Zen

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.

Smith Variant

Temple Fork Signature Series Fly Rod

An amazingly responsive rod for a bargain price. See full review.

Temple Fork Signature Fly Rod