Mar 9, 2018. What is the BACKPACKER Editors' Choice Awards? It's the best gear in the world , full stop. For a quarter century, our editors and contributors have taken the most promising products hiking and camping around the world in search of the cream of the crop. On the awards' 25th anniversary, we collect their.

Mar 1, 2017. You won't find one piece of mediocre gear in Backpacker. With hundreds of testers putting products to hard use all over the world, our process is simply too stringent for gear that doesn't perform at the highest level. But that doesn't mean there aren't a few pieces that outshine the rest. After months of hiking,

Our take Jetboil’s first remote canister stove gives you the inverted fuel performance of the Joule (which earned an Editors’ Choice Award in 2014), but. be.

The Duplex Tent by Zpacks is the Best & Lightest Ultralight Two Person Shelter Available; Offering Lightweight Backpacking Gear Made in USA Since 2005

and an easy-stowing deployable cover to protect your rope and/or top opening in.

Feb 22, 2018. Feb 22, 2018. To truly be prepared for backpacking, you'll need a lot of gear. You should never venture out without the 10 essentials for safety and survival, It won Backpacker Magazine's Editor's Choice Award in 2015, and it continues to be one of the most-loved packs in the game, mostly thanks to the.

Apr 5, 2016. Rain, it happens. The more you pray for sun, the more likely you are to get dumped on. We're pretty sure it's a law of backpacking or something. heritage pieces to new designs, here are our picks for 2016's rain gear. All garments tested and reviewed by Appalachian Trials' thru-hiker gear nerds*. –Editors.

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The Marmot Precip Jacket wins our Best Buy Award again this year. This time-tested jacket, recently updated with NanoPro 2.5 layer coated fabric, delivers the most bang for.

When the rain cleared up and the sun came out, I was steaming in my gear. Unable to raise the faceshield on my. splits the area in two. There was no choice but to reverse course. Darkness had fully descended. About three miles.

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Mar 22, 2018. Second: Hit the Regular REI Sale Items (I have some picks below that I think are good). $35 REI Co-op Rain Jacket, M's & Women's W's. up to 50% off. BEST FOR: Hikers and backpackers looking for rain protection with good breathability and great ventilation that can endure significant wear and tear in.

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Our ninth year reviewing the best backpacking tents revealed some new, innovative designs and award winners. Our extensive hands-on tests also confirmed that many of our old favorites are still on top.

Now it's time to shine our 1,000-lumen headlamp on some of the big winners: the Exped SynMat Hyperlite Duo sleeping pad, men's and women's Columbia OutDry Ex Diamond rain shells, men's Mountain Hardwear AP pants and the MSR Guardian Purifier. One entrée made the cut: Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala. And.

If you’re a serious backpacker then your backpack is almost always a work-in-progress masterpiece of weight reduction and space maximization. Owning highly compressible and packable gear like an ultralight camp stove, rain jacket,

“I’m 6’2” and I could sit up and read while trapped inside during pouring rain in Alaska’s Chugach National. category with the single-door Fly Creek (we gave it.

The Precip is designed to fit over an insulating layer, so this unit is compatible with cold weather gear as well as on. The Diablo Creek Rain Shell is a great jacket for the minimalist hiker or backpacker. This 75% nylon, 25% polyester shell.

Mix in some rain, and what we can only assume to be a catastrophic retaining-wall failure, and you get the.

2 Person Tent Reviews. These 2 person tent choices are made with the serious lightweight backpacker in mind and for a person that wants a decent two man tent for recreational camping and hiking.

Kodiak Canvas Flex-Bow – Editor's Choice for 2018 (Best Value for the Money); Mountain Hardwear Trango 4 – Lightweight and sturdy. for a small family; whether it be one parent with one or two small children, or two parents with up to two little ones, a 4-person tent will provide enough room for your family and your gear.

The Active Junky team put backpacking and car camping tents through the ringer in Utah and Colorado. Here’s our guide and recommendations.

After four weeks hiking, bushwhacking, mountaineering, and taking the trash out in the rain, we think Patagonia’s Torrentshell is the best for most people.

Best camping tents 2018 What makes the best camping tent? Here at Mandarin- Gear we are all about the outdoors and camping. We've all been there. You went camping and your tent is either difficult to set up or it breaks after a one time use. In this review, we are looking at the best camping tents for 2018! It's not ea.

Our take Jetboil’s first remote canister stove gives you the inverted fuel performance of the Joule (which earned an Editors’ Choice Award in 2014), but. be.

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After four weeks hiking, bushwhacking, mountaineering, and taking the trash out in the rain, we think Patagonia’s Torrentshell is the best for most people.

If you’re a serious backpacker then your backpack is almost always a work-in-progress masterpiece of weight reduction and space maximization. Owning highly compressible and packable gear like an ultralight camp stove, rain jacket,

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and an easy-stowing deployable cover to protect your rope and/or top opening in.

Mar 13, 2018. With decades of outdoor experience, the editors of Backpacker magazine pick the best and most reliable gear. Award: Backpacker 25th Anniversary Hall of Fame 2018. They are an excellent choice for wide-ranging conditions and performed well in Scottish rain, Andes snow and Ecuadorian heat.

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B elow is the list of gear I am currently planning to take on my AT thru-hike beginning in March 2018. This is a living post and will be updated if I make any changes. At this point I don’t suspect I will be making too many changes, but you never know.

Mar 27, 2018. Outdoors blogger and former Backpacker magazine Northwest Editor Michael Lanza shares his picks for the five best rain jackets for hiking and backpacking.

“I’m 6’2” and I could sit up and read while trapped inside during pouring rain in Alaska’s Chugach National. category with the single-door Fly Creek (we gave it.

For a current review of the Osprey Levity 60L and 45L backpacks (April 2018), see https://sectionhiker.com/osprey-levity-ultralight-backpack-review-60l-and-45l/. Osprey Packs has new ultralight backpacks, the Levity and Lumina, which will be available this autumn. Both will be available in men's and women's-specific.

When the rain cleared up and the sun came out, I was steaming in my gear. Unable to raise the faceshield on my. splits the area in two. There was no choice but to reverse course. Darkness had fully descended. About three miles.

April 9, 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. Still, the question of giving up was never raised. It wasn’t even a choice. We rested for a day. The.

Find this year's best backpacking and hiking gear with advice from Backpacker Magazine's Editors' Choice gear awards.

The Marmot Precip Jacket wins our Best Buy Award again this year. This time-tested jacket, recently updated with NanoPro 2.5 layer coated fabric, delivers the most bang for.

Because we believe the best hiking backpack is not the best for everyone. The winner of Backpacker magazine's 2015 Editors' Choice Award, the Osprey Atmos was designed with comfort in mind. The pack comes with a detachable rain fly which is great for keeping your gear dry while trekking in bad weather.

April 9, 2018 marks the 15th anniversary of the fall of Baghdad. Still, the question of giving up was never raised. It wasn’t even a choice. We rested for a day. The.

Mar 9, 2018. Good gear gets the job done. Great gear makes it easy. We should know—we've been at this for 25 years. That's a quarter of a century worth of big blisters, sore shoulders, and stiff backs, all while doing battle with wind, rain, mud, and snow to bring you the year's best equipment for hiking. We know that.

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The Precip is designed to fit over an insulating layer, so this unit is compatible with cold weather gear as well as on. The Diablo Creek Rain Shell is a great jacket for the minimalist hiker or backpacker. This 75% nylon, 25% polyester shell.

The most livable and comfortable tent in our review, the REI Half Dome 2 Plus has an extra spacious interior and thoughtful construction. It’s a good choice for taller folks or anyone with pets or a lot of gear.

Best Headlamps for Hiking 2018 – Expert Review and Buyers Guide. We have singled out 10 headlamps that we think should cover everyone's needs, including the Best Overall Headlamp, our Editor's choice and the Budget Friendly. It boasts the highest waterproof rating, IPX8, making it the most reliable in heavy rains.

The Duplex Tent by Zpacks is the Best & Lightest Ultralight Two Person Shelter Available; Offering Lightweight Backpacking Gear Made in USA Since 2005

The Active Junky team put backpacking and car camping tents through the ringer in Utah and Colorado. Here’s our guide and recommendations.

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Best Car Camping Tents for 2018 – Quick Picks. If you're in a hurry, Big Agnes Flying Diamond – Editor's Choice (Best Value for the Money); Coleman Instant Cabin – Easy to set up. With all tents you must make sure that the seams are sealed (because even a raincoat would leak if the seams aren't totally welded shut).

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