Greatest Gear for 2014: ‘Best in Show’ Award Winners

Backpacking Stove Kit — Raved one of our editors about the Primus Eta Lite stove: “I was really impressed with the stove. It comes in a Nalgene-bottle-size form and everything fits inside.” The streamlined cooking kit stows its own gas canister and a French press coffee screen.

You can heat water, make coffee, warm soup, and drink/eat right from the integrated 0.5-liter pot. The unit weighs about 355 grams and boils a half-liter of water in 2 minutes. $99.99.

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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.