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Top-Selling: What GearJunkie Readers Bought in June

From a record-setting tripod to the ultimate camp chair, theses are the top-selling products GearJunkie readers bought in June.

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’s a highlight of some of your favorite products this month.

Peak Design Travel Tripod: $289 aluminum, $479 carbon

Peak Design Travel Tripod

This ultra-packable tripod is taking Kickstarter by storm. It raised a mind-boggling $12.14 million. Our tester was impressed, saying, “Maybe the biggest improvement is the ball head, which takes all the guessing out of which knob to turn. This is a single adjustment ring that gives the tripod head total articulation for both portrait and landscape shooting.”

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Clif Bar BLOKS Energy Chews: $19 for an 8-flavor variety pack

Clif Bar BLOKS Energy Chews

Fuel your long runs and big adventures with these easy-to-digest gummies. Available in a variety of fun flavors, each pack contains six 33-calorie cubes and easily stashes in a pocket or bike bag.

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Coleman 2-Burner Stove: $44

Coleman Classic Camp Stove

This stove is an excellent value at just $44. We thoroughly tested it and came away impressed with its reliable performance and simple design. As our tester wrote, “The Coleman Classic Propane Stove might not have all the fancy bells and whistles as the other items on the list, but it’s hands-down the most bang for your buck out of all camp stoves on the market.”

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REI Co-op Camp X Chair: $40

REI Co-op Camp X Chair

This is one of the best camp chairs of 2019. It’s a good pairing of comfort, value, durability, and extra features. And it does all this without sacrificing too much in portability, which is why we recommend it for the best overall camping chair. Anyone looking for a classic camp chair will be happy with the Camp X from REI.

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Smartwool PhD Run Ultra Light Socks — Men’s & Women’s: $17

smartwool socks

These Smartwool running socks are a fan favorite, and for good reason. They stay in place even through long runs and last through a lot of wear and tear. Plus, they fight odors naturally thanks to the wool construction. Comfortable, durable, and breathable — what more could you want?

REI Gift Card: $10-1,000

REI Gift Card

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.

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prAna Stretch Zion Pants: $60-90

Prana Stretch Zion Hiking and Climbing Pants

These are our favorite overall hiking pants for men. And it seems our readers love them just as much as we do. The Zion is woven from a nylon-spandex blend that has a forgiving flex and just enough protection to deflect chaparral and granite. From climbing to hiking to travel, these are go-to pants.

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Nemo Roamer Self-Inflating Camp Pad: $210-230

Nemo Roamer Sleeping Pad

Anyone who’s ever called their car home will appreciate the NEMO Roamer. This is the ultimate adventuremobile mattress. It’s thick, it’s warm, and it’s seriously comfortable. With 4 inches of open-cell foam, you can sleep soundly wherever home happens to be.

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Active Wear Laundry Detergent: $19

Active Wear Laundry Detergent

Have a favorite shirt that seems permanently stinky? You know, the one that smells even after a wash? Well, it’s time to bring it back to life and get rid of the stink. Here’s what our tester had to say: “I washed my smelly shirt in Active Wear, and the problem was gone. The shirt seemed newer again, too. Its fabric felt scrubbed and revived.”

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Petzl Spirit Express Quickdraw: $24-25

Petzl Spirit Express Quick Draw

One of Petzl’s strongest quickdraws, the Spirit Express will give you an extra boost of confidence. Both carabiners have keylock noses for snag-free convenience, and the bent gate makes for easier clipping. Climb on.

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Mallory Paige
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Gear Editor Mallory Paige credits a childhood exploring the Rocky Mountains for her love of the outdoors. She recently spent a memorable year motorcycle camping across North America (with her dog!) and is now enjoying introducing her baby girl to all manner of adventure.

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