’s Gear Guide

Top backpacking gear recommendations by an expert backpacker and gear reviewer, including in-depth explanations of how to choose between competing products, with links to hundreds of more-detailed gear reviews.

10 Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purification Systems

10 Best Backpacking Rain Jackets

10 Best Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes

10 Best Ventilated Backpacking Packs

10 Best Backpacking Tents of 2018

10 Best Backpacking Stoves of 2018

10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents under $250

5 Best Ultralight Backpacks of 2018

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2018

10 Best Backpacking Packs of 2018

10 Best Trekking Poles of 2018

10 Best Hiking Pants 2018

10 Best Day Hiking Backpacks of 2018