Outside magazine ‘Gear of the Year’ 2013 (full list)

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We do our “Top Gear of the Year” awards in December. But each spring marks “Gear of the Year” time for Outside magazine.

Unveiled in the publication’s Spring/Summer 2013 Buyer’s Guide, this best-of list is culled from “months of torture-testing the latest” gear, as the magazine has put it. Congrats to the winners! Here is the full list:

TENT: The North Face Mica FL 2

SHELL: Rab Mavrick

SLEEPING BAG: Kelty Ignite DriDown

DAYPACK: Gregory Border 35

BACKPACK: Osprey Xenith 88

LIGHTWEIGHT TRAILRUNNERS: Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

TRAIL SHOES: Adidas Outdoor Terrex Fast GTX

Salomon S-Lab Sense Ultra

ROADRUNNING SHOES: Saucony Virrata Road Shoe

CAMERA: GoPro Hero3 Black

Niner Rip9 RDO

SUNGLASSES: Julbo Wave

MOUNTAIN BIKE: Niner Rip9 RDO

ROAD BIKE: Trek Domane 6.2 Road Bike

KAYAK: Seaward Kayak Halo SR 130

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARD: Bic Wing Ace-Tec

—The Spring/Summer 2013 Outside Buyer’s Guide goes on sale April 30.

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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.
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