Tuesday, March 5, 2013

The 2013 Backpacker Gear Guide is Out!

The 2013 Backpacker Gear Guide has hit newstands!  This big annual event pulls together the best new--and old--offerings in the outdoor gear world.  Backpacker rigorously tests new gear and pronounces only a few of the best pieces of equipment as Editor's Choice Award winners.  This year Backpacker chose 15 Editor's Choice winners, more than in recent years.  We're featuring seven 2013 Editor's Choice winners of these on our home page. 

The first Editor's Choice Award winner was announced at the annual winter Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City and it went to the Zamberlan 230 SH Crosser Mid GTX hiking boots.  Three years ago when  Zamberlan won it's last Backpacker Award, it was a struggle for the Italian bootmaker and retailers to keep up with the demand created by the prestigious accolade.  This time around Zamberlan has already set up a second production line for the 230 Crosser...and boots will be air freighted to the United States.  We expect to our first Crossers any day and we've already set up a waitlist for folks excited for this boot!

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