The 2022 SELF Outdoor Awards
Here are 51 items to help you hike, camp, and feel a little more prepared to face the great outdoors.
Getting outside is good for you: Whether you’re taking a #HotGirlWalk in your neighborhood, hiking on a trail, or car camping with a group of friends, being outdoors provides the opportunity to move, rest, and play. Part of any successful adventure is having the gear you need to feel safe, comfortable, and prepared, which is why we’re psyched to share the inaugural SELF Outdoor Awards, featuring the products that outdoors experts, adventurers, and writers swear by again and again.
To pick our winners, we asked experts with serious outdoorsy chops to nominate and review their favorite products of all time. Then, we combed through all of their suggestions—taking into consideration research we’ve done on these types of products in the past—to select the winning list of items that stand the test of time. These are the products that outdoor adventurers rely on for a successful trip, be it camping, hiking, backpacking, trail running, and more.
September 24, 2021
If you're looking for an insect repellent that uses CDC-recommended ingredients,3 reach for a can of Sawyer Insect Repellent.
If minimal size and weight is a priority—like for extended camping or hiking trips where you’ll be carrying all your gear on your back—this 3.2-ounce Sawyer filter could be just what you’re looking for.
A good mosquito repellent for camping weather as a spray or using a mosquito repellent device is an essential part of your gear. The right repellent can keep a wide variety of bugs away, protecting you and your family from bites and making your camping experience a whole lot more enjoyable.