Backpackers.com — With the fall equinox behind us, we’re searching for end-of-summer camp sites and noticing fewer people on the trail. Winter (as always) is coming, which means prepping for winter gear, rain gear, and the joy of a brisk morning.
We have new gear reviews and recommendations for sleeping bags, quilts and sleeping pads, plus tents and stoves for three 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 Kelty Cosmic Down 20 is a budget sleeping bag loaded with convenient features for the average backpacker. Down doesn’t come at a better price unless you’re plucking the bird yourself.
The MSR PocketRocket has been the stove standard bearer for years, and the PocketRocket 2 is even better. Easy, fast, reliable, and ultralight.
The REI Half Dome 2 Plus is a backpacking tent fit for a King and Queen. Sleep like the royal family in a well-designed space filled with abundant comforts.
When it comes to weight, packability, and versatility, the Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20 quilt is hard to beat. Move like a ninja through the wilderness.
Read the full gear review of the Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20 to see why we recommend it as our Classic and Budget Pick for the Ultralight Backpacker.
The Camp Chef Everest stove performed admirably. Its ease of use, powerful burners, and stable design meant that no food was burned, undercooked, or covered dirt.
The Exped MegaMat 10 is the most comfortable outdoor sleeping experience around. If you’re considering a new mattress for your bedroom, get this instead.
The REI Kingdom 4 is a palace. Enough room for four adults, board games, and bedtime stories, it’s also guaranteed to make your camp neighbors jealous.
The North Face Glacier 1/4 Zip is like the bass player in your favorite rock band: reliable, adaptable, and doesn’t steal the show, but it pulls together your whole backpacking layering system.
Read the full gear review of The North Facier Glacier 1/4 Zip TKA 100 to see why we recommend it as our Budget Pick for the Wilderness Backpacker and Ultralight Backpacker.
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 camping stove really depends on how you camp. From gourmet chefs to heating up a can of beans, our guide points you in the right direction for your inner outdoor foodie.
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