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The 2023 Outdoor Awards: 60 Products You Need for Your Next Adventure

Meet the products most worthy of praise in the worlds of camping, hiking, cycling and beyond.

an axe, water bottle, and hiking shoe in a mountainous landscape

Far too often, we see quality time outdoors as a luxury rather than necessity — something to be sought out every once in a while, as the rest of modern life allows. But after food, water and shelter, few things are healthier for the human spirit than breathing fresh air, sleeping under the stars and seeking peace among the chaos.

Of course, stepping out into the great unknown can be easier said than done, especially for folks new to camping, hiking and all manner of outdoor recreation. Our advice? Start with what you do know: a kit full of products that empower you to get out further, stay out longer and spend more time in the wild.

Below, you’ll find a selection of items that can carry you through a variety of endeavors — whether that’s prepping for your next gravel race, injecting a little ruggedness into your EDC or lacing up the best hiking boots for a long trek.

How We Chose the Winners

Ample research, tons of hands-on experience and adventures — both big and small — played a role in curating the inaugural Gear Patrol Outdoor Awards. Our team of testers across the country has literally spent years testing (and retesting) the products included below, many of which you may recognize from our growing roster of buying guides and reviews. Simply put: when it comes time to move outdoors, this is the stuff we count on most — and think you should, too.

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