Employee Gear Closet - Backcountry.com
by Justin Mool
Since the employees at Backcountry.com have the unique opportunity to use all sorts of bomber gear, we asked them for some can’t lose favorites. Some of our employees listed their favorite gear to date and named a few things they’re stoked on for this spring. This is smattering of what they came up with.
Favorite Gear to Date
Snow Peak GigaPower Stove
Nearly weightless, completely reliable! Throw in some titanium chopsticks and you’re good to go.
Patagonia Freightliner Wheeled Gear Bag
Incredible design. This goes with me on every trip.
Arc'teryx Delta LT Zip Pullover
My all-time favorite piece of gear. I wear it almost every day. Best weight-to-warmth ratio I've ever felt.
The North Face DIAD Jacket
So lightweight I rarely know it's on.
Backcountry.com Shift Softshell Jacket
At the risk of blatant self-promotion… finally I have a jacket with an internal security pocket in the hand warmer pocket to keep my cell phone, wallet and keys from falling out while using the pockets to keep my hands warm.
66North Iceland Vindur Hooded Jacket
The unreal warmth from this uniquely designed hooded sweater/softshell has to be worn to be believed.
Patagonia Houdini (micro-light shell)
The sickest/lightest/most versatile (3.5 oz), waterproof and packable shell I own.
The North Face Ultra Gore-Tex XCR Trail Running Shoe
I wear these everyday and I run in them everyday, too.
Oakley Script Sunglasses
I love Oakley’s new women’s line
Nixon Don Watch
This timepiece dramatically improves my chances with women.... As an added bonus it keeps track of time.
Mountain Hardwear Phantom
Lightweight, super warm down, killer features like fleece material on the collar and in the hand pockets, super warm
Gear We’re Stoked On For Spring
Jetboil Group Cooking System
Innovative, small, rad! Perfect for everything from car camping to long backcountry trips.
Arc’teryx Acrux 65
It put backpack construction on its ear… listen up! Lightweight waterproof backpack… yes waterproof!
Inno Car Racks
Mount onto any rack, easy to use, bomber design. I’m especially stoked on the kayak rack (coming soon).
Western Mountaineering sleeping bags
I want to upgrade and they are the BEST!
The North Face Arnuva Boa
AKA: the “Dean Karnazes” shoe. He runs fast, and far, which I want to do. These shoes have low-profile Boa lacing... Awesome.
They have some super cute shoes coming out that are lightweight and durable. I love the Roatan.
Can someone say toe socks?
Bottom line the finest, most stylish sunglasses on the market. Get the Transition lens setup.
Ibex and Icebreaker
Both companies are coming out with bras and undies (coming soon). They already have boxers. I heart merino wool
Black Diamond Tents
Ultra light, ultra durable. BD keeps improving on their already bomber tents. For an epic single-wall shelter, check out the Firstlight.