Looking to find something to blow that fat tax return check on? Maybe that tax “rebate” that’s coming our way courtesy of the U.S. Government in a few months? Then look no further than Backpacker Magazine’s list of the 2008 Editor’s Choice Awards.
As usual, the list if full of some great gear, including the usual assortment of tents, packs, and sleeping bags. Other items of interest include a SPOT satellite messenger, which seems to have become quite the rage in the past months, as well as a pair of innovative new headlamps.
The official announcement of the winners will come March 11th when the new issue hits the stand, but the complete list is below.
•Big Agnes Cyclone chair kit
•Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 tent
•Gregory Baltoro/Deva backpacks
•GoLite Adrenaline Series sleeping bags
•Everlite EL8 Solar Headlamp
•SPOT Satellite Messenger personal locator beacon
•GSI Outdoors Dualist cookset
•Nite Ize S-Biner
•MSR HyperFlow microfilter system
•Scarpa Kailash GTX boots
•Westcomb Specter LT Hoody rain shell
•Rab Latok Alpine Jacket
•REI Quarter Dome T3 tent
•Mammut Lucido TX1 headlamp
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