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From an Autonomous Lawn Mower to the Best Basket Lights

An all-over-the-place assortment of stood-behind products culled from this very website that appear in the July 3 issue of New York Magazine.


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How to Not Look Like a Noob on the Pacific Crest Trail

Each year from mid-April to late September, roughly 8,000 hikers seek to walk the entirety of the 2,650-mile Pacific Crest Trail, which stretches between the U.S. borders with Mexico and Canada. The trek requires specific backpacking equipment, so we talked to four PCT veterans to find out what gear sets a seasoned through-hiker apart from a first-timer. —Jeremy Rellosa

Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter System

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Harrison Bacordo, a Denver-based software engineer who completed the PCT last September, says more than 90 percent of the trail’s hikers use a plastic water bottle (it’s lighter than a reusable) and pair it with this filter because it can screw onto the bottle’s top.

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September 27, 2023

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A 20% DEET Premium Controlled-Release Lotion will work well against mosquitoes, but Dr. Zimring says he prefers the 20% Picaridin lotion since it also protects against ticks, gnats, chiggers, and flies. (In both instances, he recommends Sawyer brand.)

Rachel Schultz
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Part of spending time outside means battling ticks, mosquitoes, and other biting insects. For this, Nelson swears by permethrin.



And out of the products we tested, Dr. Zeichner highly recommends Sawyer Products 20% Picaridin Insect Repellent.

Samson McDougall