how to choose hiking & backpacking gear
Camping? Here’s how to choose a camping chair for easy packing, comfortable sitting, durability and budget. We consider heavy duty chairs, camp chairs for big and tall people, and lightweight backpacking chairs.
When considering down backpacking sleeping bags, it’s not enough to choose a high quality bag. To choose the bag that is right for you, consider your height, whether you sleep warm or cold, the conditions you’ll be in, and whether you are a back or side sleeper.
Wondering how to choose hiking boots from the hundreds of available models? Our guide will help you make an informed decision. We examine breathability, tread, sole stiffness, fit, and more.
We made an infographic to help you choose the best dog hiking backpack. How much weight can a dog carry? How do you put a harness on. How do you hike with your dog? We answer the most common dog hiking and dog backpack questions.
Here’s what to consider when buying a backpack, how to find the best backpack for you, how to fit a backpack, how to pack your backpack, and tips on keeping gear dry. Whether you need a backpack for an overnighter, a week long adventure, or a months long Pacific Crest Trail or Appalachian Trail “thru” hike, the same principles apply. The backpack should be able to comfortably carry everything you need for the backcountry.
We researched the best rain jackets for hiking, travel, and commuting. After reviewing 14 professional review sites, we found 49 popular rain jackets. From there, we found the six best breathable or lightweight rain jackets.
If you take your iPhone on outdoor adventures, you may want different features than most folks. Here’s a side-by-side comparison of iPhone models and how they serve you in the outdoors.
After checking dozens of review sites and hundreds of customer reviews - and considering our own experiences - we put together a list of stand-out water filters for backpacking.Here we describe the research methods and criteria we used to make our top picks.
Based on research and our experience we put together a list of the 7 best backpacking tents. Here we describe the research and criteria we used to develop our list of the 7 best 2-person backpacking tents. Criteria include capacity, freestanding, double or single wall, weight, price and more.