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Hot on the Trail

Cook something up with the Jetboil Helios

Author Adam K. Raymond Photography John Lawton


Image – John Lawton

There are only two foods meant to be cooked over a campfire, and no one wants marshmallows or hot dogs after a long day on the trail. Fortunately, there’s Jetboil’s Helios cooking system, which can easily whip up a quick risotto or a plate of chicken fajitas. And forget about rubbing sticks together, the Helios has a one-button ignition system to light butane fuel that will start a fire faster than you can say “merit badge.” Finally, and most importantly, it weighs less than two pounds and fits snugly into your pack. Try doing that with a campfire.

FIRED UP
Jetboil Helios / $150 / www.jetboil.com

LEADER OF THE PACK

Columbia’s superlight Mobex pack has a unique flexible frame that assures minimal cargo movement and maximum support. Your back will thank you. / $100 / www.columbia.com

EYE CANDY

Julbo’s Spirit sunglasses boast polarizing, photochromic lenses with a host of coatings that make sure everything looks good, yourself included. / $190 / www.julbousa.com

BRIGHT IDEA

With its 70-lumen LEDs, Princeton Tec’s Remix headlamp will ensure you can always see where you’re going, even if you don’t know where you’re going. / $45 / www.backcountry.com

JACKET OF ALL TRADES

The ultralight Storm Logic jacket from ExOfficio will keep you warm, dry and, when converted into a neck pillow, comfy. / $150 / www.exofficio.com

IN GOOD TIME

Hiding behind the Wenger Nomad’s traditional analog face is a digital readout and LED compass. Sneaky. / $375 / www.wengerna.com

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