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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 Water Filters and Purifiers

Water filters and purifiers will do more than ease a worried mind. Learn why treatment of water in the backcountry is necessary, what methods are right for you, and how to do it right.

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Backpackers Guide to Rain Jackets

Everything you ever wanted to know about rain jackets – laminates, membranes, layers, DWR, waterproofess, and fancy features – explained. With a bit of humor, too.

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Backpackers Guide to Headlamps

Comprehensive guide to that which lets us see — headlamps! Demystifying, scientific, hilarious. Includes misconceptions about lumens and battery life, too.

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Latest Blog Posts

Backpackers.com Highlights — January 1-27, 2017

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 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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