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Gear Review: Gregory Targhee 45 Backpack

A pack with plenty of easy-to-access storage.

Drink Up: Hydration and Purifying Gear for the Trail

Stay hydrated on the trail with these innovative filters and containers.

Gear Review: CamelBak Gambler Hydration Backpack

For sidecountry hikes and day tours from huts, the Gambler offers the next best thing to no pack at all.

Trail Running Apparel: Jacket, Shorts, Hydration Pack

These three key pieces will keep you comfortable on the trail.

Editors' Choice 2012: Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter

Ultralight, affordable, and idiotproof. What's not to like?

Gear Review: SteriPEN Freedom

Our favorite UV light water treatment tool just got lighter, smaller, and easier to recharge.

Gear Review: Platypus Insulator Hydration System

An all-in-one lightweight hydration system for snow lovers.

Gear Review: Zerogoo Fuel Injector System

A gel/water system for those hard efforts when stopping and refueling isn't an option.

Holiday Gift Guide 2010: MiiR 600ml Water Bottle

These days, water bottles are all the rage. Our office has literally been inundated them, and this stainless steel bottle has risen to the top for several reasons.

Gear Review: CamelBak Flow Meter

This digital device measures both how much you've drunk and how many ounces you have left in your hydration reservoir.

Liquid Assets: Hydration Gadgets

Quench your backcountry thirst with these new water (and wine!) products.

Gear Review: Innate Esse Water Bottle

Keep your wine at the perfect temperature in the backcountry with this perfectly sized bottle.

Reader Tip: Make a Leak-proof Hydration Bladder

Gear Review: Aquamira Water Bottle and Filter

Hate hoses? This bottle/filter combo is perfect for ultralighters in wet places

Get This Gear: Essentials From A to Z

We tested more than 500 products–stoves, clothes, cameras, filters, tech tools, knives, and meals–to find these proven performers.

Survival Gear: Ultimate Survival Kit

Want to make it out alive? Consider packing these 17 items carried by a veteran Yosemite search-and-rescue ranger.

Backpacker Editors' Choice 2008

The year's best packs, boots, tents, jackets, and sleeping bags. Period. Plus, a never-die headlamp, a life-saving beacon, a back-saving ultralight chair, and more innovative, trail-tested gear.

March 2008 Perfect System: Southwest

March 2008 Essentials Review: Hydration

Backpacker Skills Videos

Not quite sure how to fit a pack, measure your torso, calculate your V02 max, patch a sleeping pad, or clean a funkified hydration unit? Watch and learn.

Pack Fast, Pack Right

Organization and preparation will make your next overnight or day-hike packing session easy. Below, the Backpacker editors showcase their mistakes for your benefit.

Water Bottle Review: Guyot Designs Gription

Prevent embarassing, water-wasting splashes by replacing your water bottle's lid with the Gription.

Think Outside The Bottle

10 surprising uses for your water bottle.

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