Planning an epic ride of your own? Here are a few products that will help keep you (and your devices) charged up.
Roomy enough for two (and with double doors), the $450 Copper Spur weighs just 3 pounds and packs up small. Patent-pending "mtnGLO" technology means integrated lighting. Classy!
Strap the Nomad to your pack while riding or leave it out at your campsite to turn sunshine into charged batteries. This little 7-watt panel ($80) is unaffected by rain or snow and weighs less than a pound.
Don't leave on any trip without checking the Aerostich warehouse. From clothing to medical kits to books, the folks at 'Stich will have it. Lately we're fond of these tough nylon bags, which are weather-resistant and available in eight sizes (pricing varies).
After using this mat ($129)—and a few of the company's other products—we can say nobody knows camp comfort like Exped. This 3-inch-thick, 4.9 R-value SynMat 7 weighs only 30 ounces and packs down to 3.7 liters.
Is there a better camp companion than the $130 Jetboil MiniMo? Unless you can otherwise boil water in two minutes and eat/drink out of the same receptacle that packs down to 1 liter then, no, there isn't.