This motley collection of outdoor and travel products solve problems you didn’t know you had—which is really the best definition of great gear. Whether you are on the trail, walking or riding, for a week or a day, these items will quickly become go-to items in your growing bag of adventure tools.
1. GoPro Karma Grip, $300; 2. Nite Ize Gearline Organization System, $20; 3. Petzl e+LITE Headlamp, $30; 4. REI Co-Op Adventure Projects, Free; 5. Miir 1L Pouch, $24; 6. Smartwool NTS Micro 150 Gloves, $30; 7. Roadrunner Bags Tool/Saddle Roll, $22
Nathan Borchelt is a gear-obsessed travel writer and adventurer whose collection of shoes, backpacks, jackets, bags, and other “essential” detritus has long-outgrown his one-bedroom apartment (and his wife’s patience).