Top 10 Gear Awards

The Gear Junkie has announced The Gear Junkie’s Top 10 Gear Awards for 2006.

After competing in a dozen ultra-endurance adventures around the country over the past 12 months, Stephen Regenold (aka The Gear Junkie) chose 10 products that stood out.

“In events like the Primal Quest Adventure Race and the Arrowhead 135 Ultra-Marathon, the value of top-notch outdoors equipment continually hit home for me this year,” Regenold said.

Here’s a full list of Regenold’s picks:

1. OR Sun Runner Cap
2. Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem drink
3. Surefire U2 Ultra flashlight
4. Smith Reactor Max glasses
5. Co-Motion Streaker bike
6. Suunto t6 watch
7. Camelbak 100-ounce Omega Reservoir
8. Macpac 35 Amp backpack
9. Smartwool Boxer Brief
10. Light & Motion Arc Li-ion Ultra bike light

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Stephen Regenold is Founder of GearJunkie, which he launched as a nationally-syndicated newspaper column in 2002. As a journalist and writer, Regenold has covered the outdoors industry for two decades, including as a correspondent for the New York Times. A father of five, Regenold and his wife live in Minneapolis.