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1. Patagonia P-6 LoPro Trucker Hat

Stylish, as well as functional, the snapback Patagonia trucker-style cap is designed for a closer, baseball-cap-style fit, and sits lower than traditional trucker caps. With an organic-cotton canvas front and breezy mesh back, the cap keeps the sun out of your eyes and your head cool. It is finished with an embroidery of Patagonia’s iconic logo. Shown here in Big Sur Blue.

MSRP: $29

patagonia.com

 

2. The North Face Base Camp Travel Canister

If you’re a fan of The North Face’s Base Camp duffels, you’ll enjoy this pint-sized Base Camp canister for keeping your small items together. It has a 5.75-liter capacity, and features a D-shaped zip-top opening that makes the interior easily accessible. Stash smaller items in this canister when you need to keep them from getting lost in your bigger bags. It also includes a hanger hook and mirror for impromptu grooming duties.

MSRP: $39

thenorthface.com

 

3. Surefire Aviator-RD

This ultra-compact, dual-output flashlight allows the user to select between white light and one of four different model options of colored light. Shown here is the red-light version. Its white light has a maximum output of 250 lumens. To select its 39-lumen red light, simply twist its self-locking bezel-selector ring. The rugged, hard-anodized aluminum-bodied Aviator runs on one 123A battery. It is also available in amber, blue and yellow.

MSRP: $298

surefire.com

 

4. Camelbak Chute Vacuum Insulatd Stainless 20OZ

The Chute’s vacuum insulation keeps beverages cold for 24 hours, and hot for six hours. Its angled wide-mouth spout delivers a high fl ow of water, without sloshing or spilling, and its cap snaps into the handle to prevent it from getting in the way when drinking. This tough bottle is dishwasher safe, leak-proof, and is 100-percent free of BPA and BPS. Shown here in black.

MSRP: $28

camelbak.com

 

5. Adventure Medical Ultralight & Watertight .5

It’s always a good idea to have a first-aid kit on you, especially when you’re out in the wild. The Ultralight & Watertight series of medical kits features proprietary DryFlex bags for ultralight, waterproof storage. The .5 kit is perfect for one- to two-day solo trips, with enough supplies to treat common injuries. This kit is ideal for hiking, kayaking, backpacking, mountain biking and climbing.

MSRP: $19

adventuremedicalkits.com

 

6. Grease Monkey Disposable Nitrile Gloves

A box of Grease Monkey’s disposable gloves is handy to keep stored in your rig. For those with latex allergies, these latex-free nitrile gloves are an excellent alternative. Nitrile is an innovative synthetic rubber that provides dexterity and a snug fi t. These useful gloves resist punctures, cuts, snags and abrasions, and they are even touchscreen compatible. Shown here is the 100-count pack.

MSRP: Unlisted

bigtimeproducts.net

 

7. Badlands Offroad Adventures Winching Recovery Bandana

Operating a winch for off-road activities is inherently dangerous and unsafe, and it deserves a great deal of respect. The Winching Recovery Bandana by Badlands provides a quick-recovery refresher in the field. It is covered with diagrams and charts that help you safely verify recovery elements before you commit to the pull. It is perfect to store in your winch kit, so it is available when needed.

MSRP: $10

4x4training.com

 

8. Thule Legend GoPro Backpack

For those who use GoPro cameras, or have electronics you need to protect while on the trail, Thule’s Legend GoPro Backpack is worth a look. It features a crushproof, padded compartment that holds up to three GoPro cameras; an LCD Touch BacPac; a remote control; batteries and SD cards. Integrated GoPro mounts allow you to attach two cameras and record from multiple angles.

MSRP: $200

thule.com

 

Editor’s Note: A version of this article first appeared in the May – June 2017 print issue of TREAD Magazine.

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