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Readers Choice Hiking and Backpacking Gear Awards – 2016

Thousands of SectionHiker.com readers provided input for this year’s Readers’ Choice awards which are based on reader recommendations collected during the reader surveys, gear raffles, and articles we publish year-round. Want to have your voice heard? Be sure to participate in our bi-weekly reader surveys and sign up for the weekly SectionHiker.com newsletter so …

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The Worst Hiking and Backpacking Gear of 2016

Worst Backpacking Gear of 2016

SectionHiker.com has been called America’s Test Kitchen of Hiking and Backpacking Gear because we don’t pull any punches in our product reviews. We use the products we review in the field and try hard to explain the circumstances where they provide the most benefit. But if a product is defective or doesn’t …

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Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack Wins Section Hiker Gear of the Year Award

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Pack has solid external pockets for greater durability in tough backcountry conditions.

Every year, I like to recognize the piece of gear that has the biggest impact on my hiking and backpacking experience by giving it the Section Hiker Gear of the Year Award. This year’s winner is the Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack, which has withstood the rigors of backpacking, peakbagging, …

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