Editor’s Choice Outdoor Gear of the Year 2012
We got to test a lot of new gear throughout the year. Between myself and Utah Outside contributor, Ryan Malavolta, we have dozens and dozens of stuff that arrives at our doorsteps that we take up into the mountains and deserts and abuse the hell out of them. The result? The cream rises to the top, and we tell you about it. So as we near the end of 2012, we’re taking a look back at the equipment that really caught our attention. Whether it’s because the gear is innovative, comfortable, or just flat-out works beyond expectations, the bets of the best is honored here. So below is our top 10 outdoor gear of 2012. (…)
Osprey Escapist 30 Hydration Pack
We’d say the Osprey Escapist 30 can be your go-to pack for just about anything. Although its features make it look like a bike-specific pack, with ad-ons like the rain cover, ventilated back panel, and myriad pockets on both the shoulder and waist straps make this gear hauler efficient for anything the outdoors call you to partake in. So is the Escapist 30 a one pack quiver? If you need a pack for long bike trips and hiking, we’d say most definitely.