There are some pieces of hiking and camping gear that you’re never without. Whether it’s your favorite headlamp for reading at night, your trusty GPS or something as simple as your favorite bandana, there is always one thing you hate to be without.
Here are some of the pieces of gear we’re most thankful for this year:
Jeff: I’ve had my Marmot Leadville soft shell jacket for several seasons now and every year around this time I realize just how versatile this jacket is. The Gore Windstopper material keeps the chills out and is even up for light rain duty. But my favorite feature–and the thing I’m most thankful for–is the durable polyester shell. This jacket still looks new despite near constant use in the winter months, a truly solid piece of my outdoor wardrobe!