Tag Archives: 2016 Gear of the Year

The Making of Gear of the Year – 2017

This year's gear of the year physical awards are works of art handcrafted from reclaimed timber.

Gear is the lifeblood of the 50 Campfires office. There is seldom a week that goes by during which we’re not unboxing the latest and greatest something. We’re blessed with the fairly unique opportunity of demo’ing, testing, and abusing some ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Beer Stein

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Beer Stein. A driving force behind the micro-brew craze is the search for authenticity … the roots of beer and ale. With that in mind, Stanely salutes the ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Recover

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award to Recover. Our obsession with the convenience of plastic water bottles has turned into one of the biggest environmental problems we face today. The United States uses about 50 billion water bottles per ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: 37.5 Technology

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award to 37.5 Technology. Human bodies give off about as much heat as a 100-watt light bulb. In warm weather this comes in the form of water vapor, which tends to get trapped by ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Hi-Tec Big-Fit System

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Hi-Tec Big-Fit System. Raising kids is expensive, and the more activities your kids are into, the more money you spend (hockey parents know what we’re talking about). Every single place you ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Darn Tough Socks

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The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for Darn Tough Socks. Good socks aren’t cheap. We all know that. Socks for $15-$20 have been around for a while now, and people who spend a lot of time outdoors are willing ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: MyPakage

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The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for MyPakage. Underwear hasn’t changed much over time. We’ve had cotton boxers and briefs forever, which are terrible for hot weather. Thankfully, quick-drying synthetics came along and made our weekend hikes much more ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Brunton Lightwave Camp Rocker

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Brunton Lightwave Camp Rocker. Gadgets that are more than the sum of their parts always grab our attention – something that is truly functional and easy to operate. We’re not talking ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: Campfire Defender

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The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the Campfire Defender. Let’s paint a picture: You’re camping at the same campsite for more than one night. Even better, you’ve found yourself in one of the most epic locations that you’ve ...

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Gear of the Year Awards 2016: EcoVessel: Boulder

The Camping Authority Announces Annual Gear Award for the EcoVessel: Boulder. If the camping world has one thing covered in terms of selection, it’s systems for storing water. Walk down the camping aisle at your favorite outdoor retailer or browse ...

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