My NEW Hiking and Backpacking Gear for 2022


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I have been pretty dialed with my gear, but there always some tweaks I like to make.

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  • This year I'm making not a change, but an addition to my hydration system. Over the years, I've used Nalgene bottles, Camelbak Eddy bottles with the hands-free adapter, Smartwater bottles, and I'll continue using these at different times, but this year I'm adding to the list the CNOC Vesica bottle, just to see what I think of them.

  • Nice gear. Looking forward to this years adventures. Take care

  • I had the Lone Peak 4.5’s. I liked those ones. Got about 500-600 miles until the side blew out (on day 1 of a 6-day trip!). Picked up the LP 5’s and that stitching they put on the toe cover started unraveling after the first 30 miles. Exchanged them at REI and put superglue over the stitching. It seems like my feet move around too much in them. This year I’m switching back to the Superiors. $10 cheaper, lighter, and they beefed up the lugs since the pair I had 3 years ago.

  • BTW, LP6’s are out now in Jan ‘22.

  • Trying out a tarp shelter and bug net setup. Small enough to carry in a little daypack.

  • I wanted to prepare my feet because so many people talk of foot problems. Fortunately I had insurance that payed for custom made carbon fiber insoles with extra cushioning. THEY are amazing and a total game changer and will last up to a couple years 👍🏻!

  • Very helpful thanks great channel
    Keep it up see you again all the best

  • Ok now I have to make one of these videos!

  • Thanks again Mark and all the other channels for doing this giveaway!!!

  • Happy New Year! Congrats to the winner!

  • Congratulations 🎉🎉🎉

  • My twin sister and I will be using a Paria double sleeping pad and a Big Agnes double sleeping bag in 2022. Excited to try them on the trail. One of us Carrie’s the bag, the other the tent.

  • Congratulations to the winner

  • Thanks for putting on this AWESOME CONTEST! It’s pretty hard to get excited about hiking when it’s 14 degrees outside but you got us going.

  • Congrats Eddie! Loved seeing all your new gear. I got a few new things for Christmas I cant wait to try out. Thanks for putting the 12 days of Christmas together Mark

  • Congrats to the winner! And thank you to Mark for the giveaway and bringing all this together! It was awesome to participate in! I would love to somehow be a part of it next year. Either donate an item so you could give it away with your prize package or a gift card to add in to the pot. Let me know if you would be interested. We could somehow communicate the details at a later time. Either way, great channel and keep it up!

  • Lots of fun! Thanks Mark for your leadership on this. Appreciate everything my friend! Wonderful video. Action Pants!!! ✌️

  • Congratulations to the winner!

  • I have the thermarest pump, it's pretty nice. I really enjoy actually lol.

  • And another year of 12 days of Xmas has come and gone. Congratulations to the last winner. Well congrats to all the winners. Lol.

  • Man that snow is coming down! No snow hiking in the sandals? Congrats to the winner!

  • Congratulations to the winner and good luck on the AT thru hike!

    Sounds like a great choice on the sandals. Vibram soles are great. I would like to hike in sandals but I often get grit and debris between my feet and the sandals. I almost always hike in Vibram Five Fingers and some of their soles are better than others for hiking. I really like the comfort of the hemp CVT's and their ESO's. The CVT's have great grip and the ESO's not so much. Both of them are not designed for trail use so I wore holes in them very quickly. I have a couple Five Fingers (KSO Trek and V-Alpha) that are for trail use and I love them, but they do not have the same comfort as the CVT's.

    I have an older Therm-a-rest pad w/pump. I don't use a pad very often, but I love using the pump when I use the pad. Unfortunately my pump doesn't deflate the pad too. That would be a nice upgrade at some point.

    I keep going back and forth about getting a new cook pot. I love the Stanley cook pot I have as it nests inside my coffee mug, but I don't like that it's so tall. I have a shorter pot that doesn't nest with my coffee cup that I bring sometimes. I would like to find a shorter pot that will nest in my coffee cup. I've got a couple ear marked that I might pick up at some point to try.

    New gear:

    Tiny Ten 2 Tenkara Fishing Rod – wanted something small and compact to toss some flies on the small mountain streams.

    Chicken Tramper water bottle sleeve for my shoulder straps – been wanting to try them for a while now. Mainly for ease of access.

    Upgrading my 88 cent Ozark trail 9" plastic spoon to a metal one. The plastic one is great, but I don't want to worry about it as I cook things over an open fire.

    Thank you again for organizing the 12 Days of Christmas Giveaway. It's been fun.

  • We are at that age where we feel the need to invest in out futures with cushioning! Lol. I am an Altra man too! It was such an honor to be able to participate in this giveaway, Mark! It was an absolute blast! Love that hat too! I believe I'll be doing a video for my new gear too. I won't spoil the surprise!

  • I'm 47. The Timps are actually harder on my knees than a shoe with less stack. Look into Chase the mountains and his knee and hip routines instead. Check out the Eddie Bauer no flop Flips for sandals.

  • Congrats to the winner! Challenge accepted!

  • My go to shoes are altras too! Great products u featured. Thanks! Congrats to the winner!

  • No new gear yet, l plan on another pair of Lone Peaks as mine sides blown out. You peaked my interest with those sandals. What do they weigh?

  • & thank you sir for organizing this !!

  • After searching seemingly for years for a shoe that worked for me, I landed on Salming, a running shoe company (& squash shoe, yes, you read that right) out of Sweden. But, they do have distribution in Raleigh. I'm on my 4th pair and the newest iteration just is not working. For shoes I prefer some drop (I am flat footed and strung tighter than can be), some width, a rock plate, and nothing too cushy. These shoes fit the bill and are about 9oz a piece. But I have now found that I don't like their latest (& its hard to find the older models). So what I came up with was the Merrell Agility Syn 2. They are heavier but also appear to be grippier (is that a word ?!) as well. We'll see how it goes !

  • Congratulations to the winners. Good gear Mark.

  • Congratulations to the winner! Good solid choices for 2022… we love our Thermarest set up ( so much lighter ) super comfy too…you will love it! Our new year this year will be a chicken tramper camera case and trekology pillows …thanks again for another fantastic 12 Days of Christmas! Cheers C&J

  • Congrats to the winner. Thank you Mark for making this giveaway possible

  • Man I love those sandals! Already put a pair on my Wishlist lol. And my exact philosophy on the pot! I have the 550 & 450. Congrats to the winners!! Video in the oven!!

  • Great gear!!! Love my uberlite and Altra shoes too. Good luck on the trail in 2022. Take care

  • Congratulations LS! Thank you, Mark, for organizing the 12 Days of Christmas giveaway. It's been fun. I have been gifted a new G4 umbrella and a new pillow from Simply Light Designs for the 2022 hiking season. I am saving my money for a Waymark Lite backpack and will be adding this in 2022. Press on.

  • Take the pump all the time! Its worth it, trust me.

  • The Temp 4’s were the best in my experience. Wish they would have just kept making them.

  • Thanks for responding to my tag. I was really hoping those Action Pants would be in your new gear loadout.

    Watch out for the Timp soles – they're even more slippery than Lone Peaks. The Olympus use Vibram though. Bomber!

  • Congrats to the winner. Sweet gear choices for '22!

  • Does a drone count as new gear?? Cause I got a Mini 2!! I feel like a kid again, its SO cool! IDK where I'll get to actually use it with all the regulations and such but it'll be super cool when I can. I hear you on the Lone Peaks. I have the 5s and I like them alot but theres jsut not alot of cushion. The air mattress pump is the way to go for sure, we love ours! Great work on the Giveaway this year it really was fun interacting with everyone and checking out new channels!!

  • Congratulations. I’ve made my own cat alcohol stove, gsi coffee mug that @southernhike recommended and sea to summit ether lite xt.

  • Congratulations to the winner. Pretty sure we worked out my name being selected “randomly” but if you felt like you had to give it away fairly, I understand. 😂🤣

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