What type of Backpacker are you?

You’ll find recommended gear, outdoor guides, and a philosophy for each backpacker type by clicking on the badge. Choose your backpacker type for personalized recommendations, or clear the filter to see all. Read more here.

Latest Outdoor Guides

Outdoor Guide

Backpackers Guide to Fleece Jackets

Comprehensive guide to the layer that keeps us cozy — fleece jackets! Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. An Outdoor Guide for the ages.

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Backpackers Guide to Online Outdoor Retailers

Don’t know where to get your gear? Our epic guide to online outdoor retailers covers every important retailer on the web.

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Backpackers Guide to Backpacks

Comprehensive guide to the object that lets us carry stuff — backpacks! Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. An Outdoor Guide for the ages.

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Latest Blog Posts

Backpackers.com Highlights — December 17-31

Your Backpackers.com highlights. See the new gear we recommended and the outdoor guides we penned for your reading pleasure.

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Backpackers.com Highlights — December 1-16

Your Backpackers.com highlights. See the new gear we recommended and the outdoor guides we penned for your reading pleasure.

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Outdoor Black Friday Roundup, Get Outside or Get the Gear

To help you decide what’s “right” we’ve collected what various outdoor companies are doing in, around, or on Black Friday.

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