worlds change when you strap on a backpack…
Whether you’re on your first overnight or undertaking a thru-hike, we vet backpacking gear that’ll be your friend for life.
We researched dozens of professional reviews and hundreds of customer reviews. And with our own experience, we found the best sleeping pads for backpacking. See our top picks for best overall, 4-season, budget, foam, and hybrid.
Our Yosemite guide talks hiking preparation including: Clothing for Yosemite, hiking outfit essentials, hiking shoes for Yosemite, and dressing for weather in Yosemite.
Treeline Review staff hiked 800-miles across Arizona to test gear. This Arizona Trail long term product review shows the gear we tested to measure long-term durability. This list reflects our current recommended gear and also gear we have identified could unseat our current winners.
We narrowed down hundreds of lightweight hiking boot and mid-weight hiking boot choices to the Top 5 that offer best in class features: durability, comfort, and breathability. With an initial list of more than 40 reviewed hiking boots in 2019, we narrowed it down to a top 5 list of the best boots.
Treeline Review staff are hiking 800-miles across Arizona to test gear. This Arizona Trail gear list shows the gear we are testing to measure long-term durability. This Arizona Trail gear list reflects our current recommended gear and also gear we have identified could unseat our current winners.
After researching dog packs and analyzing hundreds of professional and customer reviews, we tested the most popular dog packs to find the best dog backpacks for hiking with your dog. With a specially-designed backpack for dogs, your pet can carry their own food, water, or poo-bags.
We researched and tested backpacking cooking pots—ones with positive reviews in outdoor media as well as users. We found the best cook pots for backpacking including titanium, anodized aluminum, stainless steel, and cook sets. We considered cooking efficiency, heat distribution, and weight.
To find the best camping tent, we analyzed hundreds of professional and customer reviews. We also relied on our own decade of experience running outdoor educational programs with kids and teenagers. Our research and experience pointed us towards the internet’s consensus on the best family camping tents and the best 4-person camping tents.
We researched top professional and customer reviews on satellite messengers and Personal Locator Beacons (PLBs). We narrowed down a list of 26 units, down to the top six units that will serve most outdoor people’s weight, budget, battery life, and communication needs.
We researched, tested, and used our own experience to find the best backpacks for backpacking. See our top picks for best overall, upgrade, high volume, heavy loads, budget, frameless, and budget frameless backpacks for multi-day trips in the backcountry.
In our search for the best electrolyte mix, we analyzed dozens of professional and user reviews. We cross-referenced our top picks with Labdoor, an independent company that tests supplements. Lastly, we purchased our top picks to determine aspects like texture, mix-ability, and taste.
To develop criteria for how to choose an altimeter watch, we aggregated and analyzed comparative reviews from dozens of professional reviews. We also aggregated hundreds of customer and user reviews. We also used our own experience with altimeter and ABC watches.
We compared the 13 top food dehydrators, then narrowed it down to our top 3 choices for the best dehydrator for backpacking and camping. A home dehydrator lets you take your favorite homecooked meal or restaurant-quality food into the outdoors.
We analyzed the best water filter and water purifier reviews to find the best way to keep your drinking water safe in the backcountry. Our research and experience pointed us towards the internet’s consensus on the best water filters for backpacking.
We researched the most popular comparative backpacking tent reviews and aggregated their findings to identify the fourteen best two-person tents. We narrowed that list to the seven best backpacking tents for 2019. Here’s our findings.
We compared 23 protein powders and narrowed our picks down to three winners: Best Whey Protein Powder, Best Plant-based Protein Powder, and Best Budget Protein Powder. We also found a best Grassfed Whey Protein and Budget Plant-based pick.