From a do-all camp stove to a hydration essential, theses are the top-selling products GearJunkie readers bought in August.
We love gear, and so do our readers. Sometimes we obsess about the latest high-tech gadget, and sometimes it’s all about the little essentials. Here are some of your favorite products this month.
Kershaw Emerson: $36
Looking for an affordable everyday-carry blade? Check out the Kershaw Emerson. It comes equipped with a brown G10 handle and a stonewashed blade made from 8Cr14MoV steel. The reversible clip allows for left- or right-side carry, and the ergonomic handle makes for a comfortable grip.
Fall is coming. And that means puffy jacket weather. The REI Co-op 650 Down Jacket is warm yet lightweight. The DWR coating will keep you dry in light rain, and it can compress into its own pocket for easy packability. Grab one in kids’ sizes (on sale now), and the entire family will be ready for cooler nights ahead.
Petzl Tikka Headlamp: $30
This simple headlamp reliably gets the job done. It shoots out 300 lumens and includes a red light setting. The Tikka runs on AAA batteries, or pick up a Petzl Accu Core Battery for a rechargeable option. And if maximum lumens don’t matter as much, pick up last year’s 200-lumen Tikka headlamp for 40 percent off.
Hydro Flask 22oz Tumbler: $24-30
We’re big fans of Hydro Flask bottles, cups, and gear. And so are our readers. The 22-ounce Tumbler is a hydration essential, and right now you can save 20 percent on select colors. It’ll keep your coffee hot for hours and retains ice on even the hottest summer days. For the ultimate sipping pleasure, pick up a straw lid.
REI Gift Card: $10-1,000
When you don’t know what to get, grab a gift card. We’re certainly always happy to receive an REI gift card. From birthdays to holidays, this an easy and popular choice. And with REI’s wedding registry, it’s a solid pick for the outdoor-loving newlyweds in your life.
Camp Chef Summit: $150
This is one of year’s best camping stoves. It offers two 20,000-BTU burners that can get scorching hot — great for developing a nice sear on burgers and steaks or cooking a massive batch of stirfry. Add in its impressive heat output, near-windproof design, and larger burner diameter, and it’s no surprise the Camp Chef Summit was our favorite camp stove.