Backpackers.com — Late October is one of our favorite times: leaves are changing color, snow has started to fall, and the southern part of the country is still scorching hot! It puts your layering skills to the test, and it’s ripe with last-minute hikes, camping, and backpacking before full winter is here.
We’ve been busy testing three of the most important things you need in the wild: somewhere to sleep, some way to cook (or make coffee, you caffeine addict!) and some way to carry water. We have new gear reviews and recommendations for tents, stoves and water bottles for four different Backpacker Types.
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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 Zpacks Duplex is a masterpiece of design. An ultralight backpacker simply will not find a tent that is lighter, roomier, more durable, or more packable.
Truly light and cool to the max, the Snow Peak LiteMax stove delivers quick boil times and ease of use in a tiny titanium package. Welcome on any trip.
Stay Giardia-free with the Katadyn Hiker Pro, a pump-style water filter that makes water taste good and connects to basically everything.
The Kelty Salida 2 is an great option for a tent that is packable, shareable, and durable. It works like a tent should, and won’t destroy your wallet.
The MiiR 27oz Bottle is a stainless steel water bottle with a fancy lid. And it’s an investment that won’t drown you in buyer’s remorse.
The Alps Mountaineering Lynx 4 is a standout camping tent. If you’re looking for ease of set up, comfort, and durability, then this may be the tent for you.
The Glacaeu Smartwater Bottle holds its own against any outdoor water bottle on the market, and it costs a dollar. If you need a water bottle, just buy it.
The Snow Peak GigaPower stove allows you to make delicious backcountry curry. Need we say more? Alright — it’s stable, powerful, and will last a lifetime.
Tarptent Double Rainbow
There’s no place like home on the trail, especially when home is the Tarptent Double Rainbow. This two-person ultralight tent sets up in a flash and adapts to almost any situation. Clip it. Strap it. Stake it. Bop it!
Read the full gear review of the Tarptent Double Rainbow to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.
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