There’s a reason this is one of Camelbak's bestselling, longest-running packs: it’s got everything you need, and nothing you don’t. The M.U.L.E.® has a narrow-gauge design that keeps it light and maneuverable—so even when it’s fully loaded for a day of mountain biking, it won’t get in your way. The latest edition is built around the brand new Crux reservoir, which is even easier to load and refill, and delivers more water with every sip. Since launching the first M.U.L.E. in 1996, mountain bikers have been saying that it hits the sweet spot of size vs. storage: it’s lightweight, but big enough to carry three liters of water and a day’s worth of snacks and gear. Over the years, Camelbak also added air channels to keep your back cool, universal helmet hooks, and clever compartments for stashing tools, keys and electronics. The latest version also features a magnetic tube trap that snaps easily into place, so you can hydrate without taking your eyes off the trail.
STAFF PICK: NATE
The perfect pack for mountain biking or day hiking! I have used the Camelbak M.U.L.E. for years as a very versatile day pack. The pockets are very well thought out, and the "quick hit" front pocket is perfect for quick and easy access to things like your rain jacket or pants without having to dig to the bottom of your pack. It is sized perfectly so that it doesn't feel too big on your back while riding, yet it holds everything you need from food and water to tools and extra tubes.
Stretch Zion Straight
The men's Stretch Zion Straight is cut from Prana's Original Stretch Zion fabric with a DWR finish. The pant offers abrasion resistance and quick-dry stretch performance. Design features include UPF 50+, mesh pockets, a slimmer straight fit, a streamlined adjustable waistband, roll-up leg snaps, and a ventilated inseam gusset. 32" Inseam
STAFF PICK: ANDREW
My go-to pant! Super comfortable, really stretchy, and it is stain resistant! I have several pairs for working, climbing, and hiking. I'm pretty sure they're the perfect pant.
Storm 375 Headlamp
The Storm375 is engineered for epics in all conditions, featuring a robust waterproof/dustproof housing and 375 lumens of bright light. With a new, compact body, the Storm375 is more ergonomic, and the updated user interface includes a secondary switch for easy mode selection. In addition, the updated optical efficiency not only provides brighter light, but also saves battery life that you can now easily track with a six-setting, three-LED battery meter. The Storm375 also has three different colored night vision modes and peripheral white lighting for close-range activities like carefully re-racking for the final summit pitch in the dark. The headlamp has our Brightness Memory feature, which allows you to turn the light on and off at a chosen brightness without reverting back to the default, full power setting. The Storm375’s PowerTap Technology enables you to quickly and easily access maximum brightness with the touch of a finger.
Tech SpecsLumens: 370
Weight With Batteries: 120 g (4.2 oz)
Max Distances: High 100 m, Low 8 m
Max Burn Time: High 75 H, Low 310 H
IPX Rating: IP 67
Batteries: 4 AAA (included)
XLC Nanotech Auto Crampons
The XLC Nanotech features the same lightweight materials and construction as the hyperlight XLC crampons with the addition of innovative Sandvik Nanoflex® steel reinforcements on the front points for increased durability, strength, and penetration on hard ice and snow. Automatic bindings offer the most secure fit for rigid boots with full toe and heel welts, including A/T and telemark boots.The most sophisticated mountaineering crampons in the world
Size: Eur 36-47
Frame Material: 7075 Aluminum / Nanoflex
WEIGHT 560 g, 19.8 oz
STAFF PICK: ZACH
The XLC Nanotech Crampon has been my go to for years regarding tackling big ski mountaineering lines in RMNP. I love them because of their compatibility and their ultra light and minimalist nature when on your boot. The steel front points and the aluminum body are the perfect pair.
Heady Stripe Micro Crew Light Cushion
SpecsLight Cushion: Light and strong with a thin layer of cushioning along base of foot. Our most versatile construction.
Micro Crew Height: A shorter, more concise take on the traditional crew height. Peeks just above the top of a standard hiking boot.
48% Nylon, 45% Merino Wool, 7% Lycra® Spandex
STAFF PICK: NATE
The perfect sock for anytime! Whether I'm out mountain biking, hiking, or just kicking around the Shop, the Heady Stripe sock from Darn Tough is my go-to. I use this sock all the time, and they hold up to all the abuse I put them through. It's hard to argue against an unconditional lifetime guarantee too!
Pocket Rocket 2
The next-generation PocketRocket® 2 stove takes everything impressive about the iconic original and puts it into an even smaller and lighter high-performance design. Barely noticeable in your pack, it’s fast at camp, boiling 1 liter of water in 3.5 minutes. Precision flame control goes from torch to simmer, while our WindClip® windshield boosts efficiency in breezy conditions. New folding pot supports create an exceptionally tiny packed size, and they now accommodate a wider range of vessels—pair this stove with the MSR Titan® Kettle for the ultimate fast and light kit.
STAFF PICK: ANDREW
The Pocket Rocket is a great lightweight backpacking stove. If you're trying to save weight and take up as little space as possible in your pack, the Pocket Rocket is easily a top contender. I use it all the time to make meals on backpacking trips and on almost every outing to make coffee out in the backcountry.