#1. Buff- Merino Wool, UV Buff, doesn't matter, I've had one on my head all year.
#2. New Balance MT 100/101's- Single most used item of gear I own hands down. I'm on pair #5 now. Trailrunning, road running, ultramarathons, backpacking, chilling... these have seen the most miles and I love them.
#3. Trail Designs Caldera Ti-Tri/ MSR Titan Kettle kit, this little bastitch fed me warm food without fuss every single time. *(... and it took me almost an entire year to remember to face the handles away from the flame opening! 'Do as I say, not as I do.')
MLD Monk- pure SUL simplicity
Patagonia Nine Trails wind shell - great for backpacking, even better for trailrunning