I love pretty much anything that increases altitude. Climbing and Alpinism hold a special place in my heart but I’d like to believe I’m a very well-rounded outdoor athlete
Nalgene Wide-Mouth Water Bottle - 32 fl. oz.
Throw stickers all over it to show off your stuff. Fill it up, throw it into your backpack, hear the psychosis-inducing sloshing sound, drink it up, dribble half of it down your face, repeat. What do you expect from a cheap, cult-classic water bottle? But on that note... I own nine of these bad boys and love them all to death.
Jetboil Flash Cooking System
Disclaimer: I can not compare this to other brands, as I have never owned another. But that might be a good thing considering I’ve never had the need to get rid of my Flash. The gas canisters will last a lot longer than you will initially predict but always bring an extra. The only downfall is on a windy day, the Flash has trouble starting which is where (I imagine) an MSR would be a lot better.
ENO Double Nest Hammock
It’s about how you use it
The double is very large for one person, making it great for lounging around but still being deep down in a hammock with no peripherals. With two people, it can be very fun for a short time. Unless you are perfectly positioned every time, there is a tension point running directly down the middle that causes a rather uncomfortable divider to come between the two people causing possible uncomfortable situations
Patagonia R1 Hoody - Men's
The Do-everything Hoody
Name a cool-weather activity and this hoody will compliment it. I’ve used it zipped up while pulling alpine crux moves or unzipped on a cool summer night while making a campfire. Unzip it and go for a run. Do whatever you need to do and the R1 will figure out how to help.