Outside Magazine’s Editor’s Choice For 2010!

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Outside Magazine has published their Editor’s Choice Awards for 2010, listing 51 great “items” that have caught the attention of the Outside staff in the past year. I say “items” in quotations because this is a very eclectic mix of everything from gear to people to activities and a whole lot more.

The wide ranging list of things to earn a spot on the list is part of what makes it so fun. For instance, one of the editor’s choices is Nepal (yes, the whole country!) which comes in at #47. They love it because it is a trekkers paradise filled with unique experiences and cultural wonders, not to mention some of the most spectacular scenery on the planet. Other wonderful things to earn a spot on the list include “Empty Trailheads” (#41 – and we can all appreciate this one!), utilitarian bikes (#22), and Rob Machado’s Hair, which reaches as high as #15 on the countdown. These examples give you an idea of the fun that they had while making the list, while still reminding us of a lot of really cool stuff that is just plain awesome.

The Outside staff didn’t stop with just their list of good stuff though. They also came up with a list of ten items that weren’t on the editor’s choice. Those items include $100 lift tickets, zip-off pants, and the one I agree with the most, an empty passport.

Both of these lists are meant to be equal parts serious and tongue in cheek, but with a good all around message. Perfect reading for a Monday in February. Enjoy!

Kraig Becker

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