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.
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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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
These gifts are specifically tailored to the Ultralight Backpacker — those cooky folks who count every gram and take the minimum necessary for their adventure.
These gifts are specifically tailored to the Car Camper — those relaxed nature-lovers who pull out the chairs, s’mores, and cast iron.
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.
These gifts are specifically tailored to the Urban Hiker — those city-dwelling, hill-climbing commuters and wanderers.
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