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Backpacking

Seven Lightweight Camping Cots for a Better Night Sleep
The 7 Best Cots for Backpacking and Lightweight Camping

These highly-packable designs make getting a good night's rest under the stars easier than ever, without the noise and feel of an air pad

Sustainable Backpacking Meals: How to Minimize Waste in the Backcountry
A Responsible Buyer's Guide to Backpacker Meals

No-or-low-waste camping meals and backpacking food does exists. Here's what to look for, how to avoid greenwashing, plus four companies to support

Lost Coast Hiking Guide: What You Need to Know About the Iconic California Trail
A Hiker's Guide to Northern California's Legendary Lost Coast Trail

Dreamy film photography, gear essentials, pro tips, and do's & don'ts for backpacking one of the West Coast's most classic trails

Helinox Introduces Lightweight Field Office Camp Furniture Line
Helinox Introduces Lightweight "Field Office" Camp Furniture Line

A rugged collection of durable, packable, multi-purpose outdoor furniture in sleek new tactical colorways

How Ultralight Backpacking Changed My Perspective of Backcountry Travel
How One Piece of Gear Changed My Whole Perspective on Backcountry Travel

A deep dive into the world of lightweight and ultralight backpacking, and why you should embrace the "less is more" philosophy, too

Meet The Campo, an All-in-One Hammock, Poncho, and Shelter
A Combination Hammock, Poncho, Shelter, and Blanket All-In-One

This shape-shifting creation from BE Outfitters is all about utility, designed to be the Swiss army knife of shelters

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Daybreak Is Made for Micro Adventures
Hyperlite Mountain Gear's New Daybreak Is the Ultimate Ultralight Daypack

At just 1.27 lbs, this ultra durable Dyneema daypack is the ultimate everyday carry rig for day hikes, quick overnights, and around town exploring

The Best Camping Chairs and Everything You Need to Know About Them
Everything You've Ever Wanted to Know About Camping Chairs

Our top picks plus everything you've ever wanted to know about the many different types of camping chairs, because sitting on the cold ground or a wet log isn't very fun

Hammock Tents: Features, Benefits & Everything Else You Need To Know
Hammock Tents: Features, Benefits & Everything Else You Need To Know

Versatile, comfortable, and easy to use, hammock tents are growing in popularity among all campers, from weekend warriors to hardcore thru-hikers

Best Tents for Camping and Backpacking: All You Need to Know
The Ultimate Guide to Finding the Right Tent for Camping & Backpacking

An ultimate guide for tents, including tent materials, tent sizes, the best tents for each use, types of tents, and 10 tents tested and approved by us

A Top Level Guide to Late Summer Backpacking in the Wind River Range
12 Film Photos From a Sunny Backpacking Trip in the Wind River Range

Do's and don'ts, essential gear, and a trip report from the Cirque of the Towers in Wyoming's second most famous mountain range

How Allmansright Makes Ultralight Hiking Equipment in New York City
Outdoor Gear Lab Allmansright Makes Ultralight Hiking Equipment in NYC

Meet the Dominican-born, Bronx-based designer and his Swedish partner diversifying and uniting the outdoors through the joys of UL hiking

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