'Best in Show' Award Winners represent Greatest New Gear for 2014

‘Best in Show’ Award Winners represent Greatest New Gear for 2014

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Affordable Hard Shell Jacket — This waterproof hardshell from Columbia, the Men’s EvaPOURation Jacket, was among the best bargains at the OR show. At $99, it competes with jackets that cost twice as much and offers comparable features and breathability.

We tested it last month and were impressed with the jacket’s ability to keep us comfortable and dry in the rain, without breaking the bank. Bonus: The jacket is light at just 11 ounces in a men’s medium size.

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Stephen Regenold
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.