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  • Ultimate Direction Women’s Ultra Jacket

    89

    2015

    Running > Running Jackets

    Ultimate Direction Women’s Ultra Jacket

    This jacket was literally designed specifically for Europe’s Ultra-Trail du ...

  • Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0

    94

    2015

    Hydration Packs > Running

    Ultimate Direction PB Adventure Vest 2.0

    Named for ultrarunner and mountain multi-sport adventurer Peter Bakwin, the Ul...

  • Fishpond Delta Sling Pack

    91

    2015

    Fishing > Fly Fishing Packs

    Fishpond Delta Sling Pack

    The Fishpond Delta Sling Pack is a bicycle courier bag repurposed for fly-fish...

  • Leatherman Signal

    90

    2015

    Hiking & Camping > Multitools

    Leatherman Signal

    The Signal is the first attempt at a survival specific multitool from Leatherm...

  • Osprey Atmos 65 AG

    95

    2015

    Backpacks > Hiking & Camping

    Osprey Atmos 65 AG

    The Osprey Atmos 65 AG is a 65-liter backpack that has been redesigned for 2015 to provide maximum comfort...

  • Montrail FluidFlex ST

    80

    2015

    Running > Trail Running Shoes

    Montrail FluidFlex ST

    The Montrail Fluid Flex ST is a lightweight and supremely comfortable shoe. Although it struggles somewhat...

  • Strongback Elite

    88

    2015

    Camping Chairs > Hiking & Camping

    Strongback Elite

    The Strongback Elite is unique in the folding camp chair category because it a...