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!
The Black Diamond ReVolt is a waterproof rechargeable headlamp. Let that sink in. And it has all the other features you need for quick and easy light, too.Read Full Gear Review
The Outdoor Research Cathode is my set it and forget it jacket. It’s a comfortable, warm, breathable insulated puffy that’s ready for any adventure. And yes, it’s available in “so bright you can see it from space” pink!Read Full Gear Review
The Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoody, featuring Coreloft insulation, is breathable, durable, uber water resistant, and more comfortable than your barcalounger.Read Full Gear Review
The Rab Xenon X is a synthetic technical hoody designed to keep you warm, mobile, and comfy at all costs. It feels so good you just might start dating it.Read Full Gear Review
The Platypus GravityWorks 4L Water Filter System is everything we’ve dreamed about: fast, simple, and mesmerizing. Why have we been pumping all these years?Read Full Gear Review
Everything you ever wanted to know about rain jackets – laminates, membranes, layers, DWR, waterproofess, and fancy features – explained. With a bit of humor, too.Read The Guide
This backpack guide is massive, and includes backpacking backpacks and hiking backpacks. Learn about fit, torso measurement, hip belt position, and clutch features.Read The Guide