Backpackers.com November 2017 Highlights

Backpackers.com — Our bellies are full from turkey dinners and we’re getting in the holiday mood. New for you: reviews of excellent backpacking gear, and five highly curated Gift Guides for all of our Backpacker Types. There’s almost enough in this update to make a full packing list, minus snacks and clean socks.

Your Backpackers.com update is here!

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!

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket

Wearing the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer down jacket is akin to being wrapped in a cozy ball of cotton candy. Perfect for cold days and chilly nights in camp.

Read the full gear review of the Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded jacket to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 HV Tent

The Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 HV tent was built by backpackers, for backpackers. Thoughtful design elements and a spacious interior allow a true dirtbag to call this tent a second home.

Read the full gear review of the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 HV to see why we recommend it as our Premium Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor Backpack

The Sierra Design Flex Capacitor has been cleverly designed with the modern ultralight backpacker in mind. Adjustable volume and heavy load capacity allow a seamless transition to ultralight.

Read the full gear review of the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.

Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Rain Jacket

Don’t want to spend a boatload of cash to keep a little rain off your shoulders? The Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 Jacket will protect you from the elements because that’s all it was made to do.

Read the full gear review of the Frogg Toggs Ultra-Lite2 to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.

Primus Classic Trail Stove

The Primus Classic Trail Stove won’t wow you with features, but it’s a solid stove that provides a reliable source of warmth in your time of need. All for $20.

Read the full gear review of the Primus Classic Trail Stove to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker.

Holiday Gift Guides

You love our gear guides for how thorough they are, and we’ve kept nothing back for the holidays. Looking for the perfect gift? We’ve got you covered with highly curated guides for all our Backpacker Types. Send your Backpacker on their next adventure with new gear they’ll love.

Wilderness Backpacking Gift Guide

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These gifts are specifically tailored to the Wilderness Backpacker — people who trek into the wilderness for a few nights, make camp, and commune with nature.

Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

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These gifts are specifically tailored to the Ultralight Backpacker — those cooky folks who count every gram and take the minimum necessary for their adventure.

Car Camping Gift Guide

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These gifts are specifically tailored to the Car Camper — those relaxed nature-lovers who pull out the chairs, s’mores, and cast iron.

Day Hiking Gift Guide

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These gifts are specifically tailored to the Day Hiker — the people in your life who are always trekking to some peak, down a nature path, or out for a stroll with the dog.

Urban Hiking Gift Guide

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These gifts are specifically tailored to the Urban Hiker — those city-dwelling, hill-climbing commuters and wanderers.

 

Stay Up to Date

We publish content weekly and update you every month. Visit Backpackers.com to see what new gear we’ve recommended, and what new guides we’ve penned for your reading pleasure.

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Jen Nelson

Jen hates dirt but loves hiking in Southern California. She has ticked 42 states, 5 continents and 28 countries off her bucket list. When she’s not checking grammar and coordinating gear drop offs for the Backpackers.com team, you can find her sailing the Channel Islands or taking her adorable dog Daphne to the beach. She believes chocolate is a food group and bungee jumping is better than sky diving. Check her out on Instagram.

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