Wilderness Backpacker

If hauling everything you need on your back into the wild expanses of this world is what you dream about, the Wilderness Backpacker is for you.

Under the stars, miles from civilization, everything you need to survive tucked into the pack on your back. You venture into the wild for internal peace, a slowing down, and the ability to make endless fart jokes.

You know who you are. Let’s not pretend. The trail does strange things to the mind, and the freedom to commune with nature as nature intended (peeing under a glowing vault) is akin to freedom. There is nothing like the crunch of boots, the sweat on your back, the weight of survival, and the depth of conversation reached when its you, your friends, and the wild.

Our Recommended Gear and Outdoor Guides for the Wilderness Backpacker will cater to the whole lot of you: the overnighters who pray for Saturday, haul sirloins up the hill, and enjoy the bite of whisky round the campfire; the two-to-three day trekkers loaded up with 50 pounds, have a peak in mind, and like to get dirty; the families who teach survival and resilience by throwing their kids into the real thing; the thru-hikers who have decided that the wild is a necessary place to probe, to gain insight, and to make forever trail friends. We write for all of you, and everyone in between.

Explore Recommended Gear and Outdoor Guides for Wilderness Backpacker below!

Wilderness Backpacker Outdoor Guides

The 8 Best Backpacking Chairs of 2019

The best backpacking chairs will make camp way more comfortable. Lean back, get comfy, and prepare to find the right backpacking chair for you!

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The Best Outdoor Research Gloves and Mittens of 2019

Outdoor Research gloves will keep you warm, protected from inclement weather, and have a lifetime warranty. But there are over 50 to choose from! See the best Outdoor Research gloves here.

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Best Camping Mattresses of 2019

The best camping mattresses are essential to a fun and relaxing outdoor vacation. Find the right sleep system for your excursions here!

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The 10 Best Rain Pants of 2019

Rain pants are a necessity for foul weather hiking. But what pair to get? We break down the 10 best rain pants on the market to find the right pair for you.

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The 10 Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking of 2019

Get a comfy night’s rest with the best sleeping pads for backpacking. We list 10 of our favorite models, and give tons of sleeping pad advice on finding the right sleep for you.

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How to Use Waterproofing Spray and Wash for Jackets, Tents, and Footwear

Raindrops keep falling on my head…but since I re-waterproofed my gear my eyes won’t be turning red! In short, modern waterproofing rocks. We’re able to march up mountains in gear that’s both waterproof and fairly breathable. What a time to be alive. Yet this waterproof-ability is a privilege, one that’s easily taken for granted. I’ve

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Best Down Jackets of 2019

The best down jackets will keep you cozy in the wilderness, on the couch, or at the bar. We have tested many, and list the best down jackets for you, here.

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The Best Rain Ponchos of 2019

Rain ponchos are the style-devoid’s preferred rain protection. Why? Cause they work. Here are the best Rain Ponchos of 2019, with tips and tricks from our staff.

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Best Fleece Jackets of 2019

We list the Best Fleece Jackets of 2019, and provide clear advice on why and when you should get the coziest layer around.

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Best Flip Flops of 2019

We highlight the best flip flops of 2019 after researching and testing. Get comfy in camp or around town. Find the perfect flip flop for you!

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