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10 Most Durable Lightweight Backpacks of 2022

10 Best Durable Lightweight Backpacks

The growing use of ultralight, abrasion-resistant, and waterproof pack materials like Ultra, Woven Dyneema, EcoPak, and Liteskin has ushered in a new era of durable lightweight, sub-3-pound backpacks that can withstand the abuse of multiple thru-hikes, bushwhacking, packrafting, canyoneering, and winter hiking …

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10 Best All-in-One Hammock Tents in 2022

10 Best Hammock Tents for Backpacking and Camping

All-in-One Hammocks Tent Systems, also known as camping hammocks, backpacking hammocks, and hammock shelter systems are complete shelters that include a hammock, mosquito netting, a tarp for rain protection, and a suspension system to hang it all between two trees. The biggest …

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10 Best Hiking Daypacks of 2022

10 Best Hiking Daypacks

The best hiking daypacks are functional, fit well, and durable. They have to be because they’re your home away from home, carrying all of your essentials including outdoor gear, food, water, and survival gear. Many daypacks are also good for multiple sports …

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10 Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

10 Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

What are the best water filter and water purification treatment systems used by backpackers? That really depends on your preferences, the quality of the water you need to filter or purify, and the number of people you need to treat water for. …

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10 Best One-Person Backpacking Tents of 2022

10 Best One Person Backpacking Tents

One person, solo backpacking tents are ideal if you’re thru-hiking, fast-packing, or backpacking big miles and want to trim your gear weight as low as possible. More livable than bivy sacks, one-person tents are designed for sleeping and bad weather protection. While …

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10 Best Trekking Poles of 2022

10 Best Trekking Pole

Trekking poles provide many benefits to hikers and backpackers from added stability and balance on rough trails to less wear and tear on knees and hips, especially when hiking downhill. The most popular trekking poles used by hikers and backpacks are adjustable …

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10 Best Rechargeable Headlamps of 2022

10 Best Rechargeable Headlamps of 2021-2022

A headlamp is one of the most important 10 essentials for backpacking, hiking, and any kind of outdoor adventure sport. Using your smartphone as a flashlight doesn’t cut it. But the days of old-school AA and AAA battery-powered headlamps are history.  USB …

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10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2022

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads

An insulating sleeping pad is a must-have for backpackers who sleep on the ground in tents and under tarp shelters to prevent body heat loss to the ground. The best backpacking sleeping pads are air mattresses or foam pads because they’re lightweight …

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10 Best Freestanding Backpacking Tents of 2022

10 Best Freestanding Tents

Freestanding tents are the holy grail of backpacking tents because they can be set up quickly just about anywhere, on wooden tent platforms, rock, sand, snow, and even climber’s portaledges, without having to be staked to the ground first. This is particularly …

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10 Best Backpack Accessory Pockets of 2022

10 Best Backpack Accessory Pockets

Many hikers and backpackers like to attach extra accessory pockets to their shoulder straps and hip belts to provide extra storage and help organize their gear so it can be accessed quickly without removing their backpack. Extra water bottle sleeves, camera bags, …

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