Backpackers.com — Summer temperatures and the National Park Service are hitting 101 this month. There is nothing quite like the outdoors in the heat — we’re thankful, sweaty, and have been testing gear like winter is coming.
We have new gear reviews and recommendations for sleeping bags and quilts, sleeping pads, and another new headlamp for three different Backpacker Types. Plus our first backpacking stove review!
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New Gear Reviews
This gear has been researched, tested, and found worthy. Follow the links to read the full gear reviews and get the gear!
The REI Igneo 17 sleeping bag doesn’t know the meaning of the word “compromise.” You will be will warm, you will be dry, you will be light, and you will sleep so good.
New to the outdoors? Experienced adventurer? Anyone can sleep easy on the REI Trekker Self-Inflating sleeping pad without breaking your back or the bank.
The Kelty Callisto 30 is a classic car camping sleeping bag with a modern touch. Think luxurious comfort plus a couples blanket. Snuggle-bots, roll out!
Prepping for Armageddon? Shaving down the grams? Just want reliable light in the backcountry? The Petzl e+LITE headlamp’s rich feature set does it all.
The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol’s accordion folds are classic, but the cost and weight make it an easy choice for the thrifty, gram-counting backpacker.
The REI Trail Pod 29 is an adaptable bag with a soft, squishy heart. Take it adventuring, keep it handy for overnight guests, let it work for its money!
The MSR Whisperlite liquid fuel stove shines for long trips in the mountains. It can go the distance, be repaired when it gets clogged, and uses cheap fuel.
New Outdoor Guides
We dug deep on this one. A new Outdoor Guide means a massive dose of information for our readers. That’s you. You can thank us later.
The best backpacking stove is situational. Figure out what stove is best for your wilderness experience, and learn a few things too!
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