Essentials

New and Noteworthy Gear: 10 Items to Spring into the Backcountry

The gear you haven’t heard of, and need, to prepare for a backpacking-filled summer. See our curated picks by gear-nut Jon Rosenberg.

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New and Noteworthy Gear: 10 Budget Items that Belong in Your Alpine Quiver

The Budget edition of our Alpine column on gear. It’ll get you through winter and beyond.

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New and Noteworthy Gear: 10 Items that Belong in Your Quiver (Alpine 2019)

Our quarterly update on new and noteworthy gear. The Alpine 2019 edition brings you gear to get through those utterly cold summits.

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The Big Outside’s Tips for Buying a Tent

Five tips for buying a tent seems like a small number, but The Big Outside knows his stuff. He covers everything. Stay dry, stay light.

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Backpackers.com Launch!

Backpackers.com is a new site for everything outdoors. We curate and create content, including gear reviews, trail guides, weekly deals, stories and more.

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