Backpackers.com — The final throes of winter are the perfect time to learn about some new gear. Spring is just around the corner, and trips abound. We’ve got you covered.
Below you’ll find the latest gear we’ve awarded and recommended for all five Backpacker Types and two Outdoor Guides for new gear: rain jackets and water filters and purifiers. Are you thirsty for a backcountry adventure? We sure are. Rain or shine.
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New Recommended Gear
This gear has been researched, tested, and found worthy. Follow the links to read the full reviews and get the gear!
The Petzl Tikkina is plenty bright, has a crazy wide beam, three versatile light modes, and five-year warranty. All for under twenty bucks.
The ZebraLight H52w is a headlamp species on the rise: ultralight, customizable, durable, and seriously bright, all without the advertising hype.
The Marmot PreCip rain jacket offers a super lightweight, packable shell that fends off any rain thrown your way, just as long as you’re not climbing Everest.
The SteriPEN Adventurer Opti is exceptionally light, simple, and fast-acting. Safe drinking water in 90 seconds? Yes, please.
New Outdoor Guides
We took long, deep drinks in the wild — and stayed dry doing it. New Outdoor Guides means a massive dose of information for our readers. That’s you. You can thank us later.
Everything you ever wanted to know about rain jackets – laminates, membranes, layers, DWR, waterproofness, and fancy features – explained. With a bit of humor, too.
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.
Stay Up to Date
We publish content weekly and update you every other week. Visit Backpackers.com to see what new gear we’ve recommended, and what new guides we’ve penned for your reading pleasure.