Smart watches, bucket hats, and car camping showers: These are the products that helped us adventure over the past month.
Waterproof bags, lightweight tees, and spring shells: These are the products that helped us adventure over the past month.
From an ultralight, ultrapackable drybag to a calf-saving compression sleeve, this gear kept our editors happy, healthy, and out on the trail.
Learn what you need to stay fueled and happy for every trip with performance nutrition advice from our expert personal trainer.
A trio of cozy cold-weather tops highlights this month's batch of gear.
The Stanley Full Kitchen Basecamp Cookset has everything you need to whip up an in-camp feast.
Keep your toes warm this winter with these ultra-insulated loungers.
Q: How much time does it take for the body to absorb water into the system after drinking it?
'Marking your territory' to keep bears away from your tent may seem like a smart idea. The reality: It does more harm than good.
Get into the spirit of the season with this hour-long campfire video from Backpacker.
Are you an Outside+ or Backpacker member? We want your helping ranking 62 of the most exciting products for 2022.
"When you are a refugee, or when you are essentially a community who is transient, you are kind of like a rootless tree."
Class up your camp with these backpacker's crepes.
The Best Tips to Prepare You for Your High Elevation Vacation
There's a lot of good gear out there—but very little of it is good enough to earn an Editors' Choice Award. From a reflective baselayer to an innovative new pair of sunglasses to environmentally-friendly stove gas, these products made the cut.
‘Highline’ tells a universal story of hiking and the redemptive power of the outdoors.
From painfully obvious to just plain painful, these outdoor movies are worth a watch.
When a normal trip turned strange, one hiker found himself transfixed by the paranormal.
Insomnia can stop you from enjoying a trip to the fullest. Fight it with this advice.
If first trips have something in common, it’s that they go sideways pretty often. Here are a few important lessons readers and editors have learned along the way.
Where there’s a blade, there’s a way. Use these techniques to carve, chop, scrape, and signal your way out of trouble.
Bring a little autumn flavor right to the trail with this easy backcountry pie recipe.
A breathable tech tee and a pair of stylish shades are among this month's favorites.
When Edgar McGregor decided to clean up Eaton Canyon, he started a quest that spanned 2 years and thousands of pounds of trash.
We already know that backpacking is better for the planet than other forms of travel. But how much better, exactly? And can we make hiking even greener?
Clear nights in the backcountry offer prime views of the heavens. Catch the best show with these stargazing tips.
Bears get all the attention, but it's actually rodents that do most of the damage to backpackers' gear on the trail. Here's how to keep them at bay.
The Appalachian Trail is the adventure of a lifetime. Make it yours with our ultimate guide to the country's most famous footpath and the prep, gear, and knowledge you'll need to go the distance.
Backpack a knee-trembling route through an active geothermal zone.
Late last December, Emily Ford, 28, of Duluth, Minnesota, took her first steps on Wisconsin’s 1,200-mile Ice Age Trail with a borrowed sled dog named Diggins. “I was laid off from my job as head gardener at the Glensheen Mansion, and I took full advantage,” she says. Ten weeks later, she became the first woman and second person ever to thru-hike the IAT in winter.
There's nothing quite like kicking back at camp with a good book. These eight are light both literally and figuratively, making for perfect campfire companions.
Treat your feet or dip them into a new hobby with this month's editors' picks.
The NPS will waive all entry fees to kick off its annual celebration of all things parks.
From a new pair of boots to an, ahem, unconventional sleeping bag, these were our editors' favorite things in March.
This month, we're asking Active Pass and Backpacker Pass members to weigh in the cover of our May/June 2021 issue.
A comfy camp chair, a tricked-out tent, one of the best free apps we've ever used, and more: this is the best gear of the season.
Barely any weight, but plenty of warmth: The Ghost Whisperer UL is in a class by itself.
Sleep well for less with this affordable system.
Set it and forget it with this gravity-powered water purifier.
Stop tossing and turning and get the backcountry beauty sleep you deserve.
You're at camp, sore and tired. You deserve to kick back—and this chair can help.
This Editors' Choice-winning jacket is ready for all of your spring adventures. Grab it now for as much as 35% off.
A custom bike pack, a light-as-air ski boot, and some very handy velcro straps: Here are our editors' favorite things of the month.
When you have to carry a bear canister, it pays to pare down the rest of your gear. Active Pass member Matt Wise shows us how he does it.
Grab these backpacks, footwear, tents, and more for up to 45% off.
Shoulder season is around the corner and the days are getting longer—which means it's high time to start thinking about what you need to replace or upgrade to be ready to hit the trail when the snow melts and the mud dries. Save big—up to 30% off—on past-season styles with these smart picks from Backpacker.
Spending a day on the trail is one thing, but for those who have never camped before—or don't do it often—letting their guard down and snoozing in the great outdoors is a big leap. Make it a little easier with these tips.