Outdoor Gear in Pop Sci 'Best of What's New' Awards

For the fourth year in a row, GearJunkie has collaborated with the editors of Popular Science magazine in a quest to find the “Best of What’s New” from a universe of inventions.

That’s the name of the annual article and awards, now in its 25th year, which looks at a year’s worth of inventions and adorns 100 of them with the “BOWN” crown.

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GearJunkie consulted with the magazine to pick the best products for the Recreation category. Here’s the full list.

Popular Science’s ‘Best of What’s New’ 2012
1. Power Stove: BioLite CampStove

2. Gear Protector: HeadsUp Systems Wireless Gear Alert System

3. Virtual Coach: Pear Square One

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Petzl headlamp: Turns down (or up) the brightness automatically

4. Auto-Adjust Headlamp: Petzl NAO

5. Neo Bird Feeder: Wingscapes AutoFeeder

6. Better Club: TaylorMade RBZ Fairway Woods

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Cast a 300-foot scanning circle to track fish

7. Fish Imaging: Humminbird 360 Imaging

8. New-School Goose Down: Sierra Designs DriDown

—Popular Science’s full “Best of What’s New” issue is online here and in print on newsstands now.

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Sierra Designs puffy: Down that stay cozy even if wet

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