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Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Amazon's annual Prime Day Sale is here again. If you're a Prime member, you can score sweet deals on backpacking gear—and much more—from June 21st to

Jun 21, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The best backpacking baselayers wick sweat and regulate temperature for superior next-to-skin comfort. This is one gear category you don't need to

Jun 7, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

There's nothing quite like the simple luxury of a hot meal after a grueling day on trail. It's one of those things that make us fall in love with

May 20, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2021

The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2021

Your headlamp might be tiny, but chances are it's one of the most crucial pieces of gear you own. Whether you're a consummate night hiker or you just

May 11, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Hiking Fleece Jackets of 2021

The Best Hiking Fleece Jackets of 2021

A decent fleece midlayer should be a staple in every hiker's backpack. The best hiking fleece jackets provide a much-needed boost in lightweight

May 3, 2021 : The Editors
Best Synthetic Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Best Synthetic Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

While down insulation still owns the field for thru-hiking jackets, synthetic-filled layers are making a dent in the category. As synthetic

Apr 21, 2021 : The Editors
Best Down Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Best Down Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Your insulating midlayer is a key component of your backpacking setup, and rarely is there a time when you should hit the trail without an insulation

Apr 7, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2021

The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2021

Your rain jacket may not be the most thrilling piece of your backpacking kit, but it's pretty darn important. Sure, it might stay stuffed in your

Apr 1, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2021

The Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2021

Are you planning a long-distance backpacking trip? If so, it’s essential that you choose the best trail runners for thru-hiking. Think of this as an

Mar 24, 2021 : The Editors
A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

A Complete List of Appalachian Trail Hostels: 2021 Edition

Hostels on the Appalachian Trail are part of what makes a thru-hike such a unique experience. We've listed 120+ places to stay between Georgia and

Mar 22, 2021 : The Editors