As you would expect, there is some great stuff on the list, and while many of the prices still exceed yesterday’s limit, few of the items on here are actually going to break the bank. Hot items include the Jetboil Helios cooking system, which has been all the rage with testers since it came out earlier in the year. REI’s Shuksan and Kulshan Jackets also get a mention. They’re the new rain gear that uses the eVent technology to keep us warm and dry. The SPOT Messenger makes the Top Ten as well, which should be no surprise to anyone considering the amount of praise it has gotten in the press this year as well.
The rest of the gear is equally high caliber, and includes shoes, water bottles, cycling lights, base layers and more. Everything on the list comes highly regarded, not just from the GJ, but from everything else I’ve read as well, and I would expect other “end of the year” lists to have many of these items on them as well. Now we just have to find a way to get all of this stuff into our gear closets.
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