The Most Durable Tent of 2016

by Colin Payne •

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The most durable tent of 2016 is the Hilleberg Anjan 2. This 3.6 pound tent is made with top-tier materials and it is very strong. The tent was tested with a wind machine for six hours, and it survived admirably.

The Lightest Winter Sleeping Bag of 2016

by Colin Payne •

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The lightest winter sleeping bag of 2016 is the Western Mountaineering Antelope MF. The largest-sized bag (78-inches or 200 cm. long) weighs just 39 ounces (1,105 grams).

The Lightest Backpack Of 2016

by Patrick Hyde •

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The lightest backpack for multi-day hikes that includes a built-in frame is the Zpacks Arc Blast Backpack. The 45 Liter pack size weighs a featherweight 20.8 ounces.

The Best High-Capacity Portable Charger

by Justin Thomas •

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This is our review the best high-capacity portable chargers — the kind that are capable of charging devices like laptops and tablet computers. They can also power small appliances like lights and fans.

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The Best Water Filters Of 2016

by Justin Thomas •

The Best Water Filters

I’ve been reviewing water filters for about 12 years. During that time, I’ve become convinced that gravity-fed filters are the best filter you can buy for under $500.

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The Best Portable Water Filters Of 2016

by master •

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Portable water filters have improved in recent years — manufacturers are now producing portable filters that can filter contaminant the size of nanometers (a billionth of a meter). Portable water filters have improved in recent years — manufacturers are now producing units that filter contaminants the size of nanometers (a billionth of a meter). I review the best portable water filters available today.

The Best Battery Chargers

by Justin Thomas •

Best Rechargeable Battery Chargers

The chargers featured below are some of the “smartest” out there — they have built-in protection to prevent overcharging or undercharging, and they also perform battery testing and recovery.