Chapul's Cricket Energy Bars provide a surprisingly delicious burst of insect energy.
Sometimes, good things really do come in small packages. Here's a sneak peek at 5 new feature-rich, done-in-a-day packs. By Trent Knoss
Our reader reporter rounds up her favorite new products from the show floor.By Kimberly Greenhut
Happy feet abound with 3 cutting-edge entries into the footwear market. By Ian Bagley
With more and more readers taking gadgets into the backcountry, we hit the show floor and tracked down 4 cool pieces of trail tech. By Trent Knoss.
Sleep tight with new options in sleeping bags and pads that bring you all the warmth and comfort you need, but cheaper and lighter than ever before. Here are 5 picks for all types of campers.
With so many ultralight tent options out there, we wanted to know: which is the lightest of them all? By John Amorosano.
NEMO's innovative new tent mapping system could make finding the right shelter a whole lot easier. But will it catch on?
"Livability" is this year's buzzword for tents. Some do it by cutting weight, others by making huge tents you can stand in. Our senior editor picked out his favorites.By Casey Lyons
A handful of bold new trail apparel styles headed to market in 2015. By Rachel Zurer
eVent membrane technology goes stretchy—and that's great news for the evolution of softshells.
Inflatable SUPs score high marks for packability, but as we found at Demo Day, rigid construction boards are poised to follow suit.
Saveria won a spot on our reader reporter team for the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Joel won a spot on our reader reporter team for the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Kristin won a spot on our reader reporter team for the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Eric won a spot on our reader reporter team for the 2014 Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Four lucky Backpacker readers scored a trip to the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City, January 21-25, 2014. Meet the lucky reader reporters!
Reader Report Jon Bausman takes you inside the latest in GPS navigation at the Summer OR Show, whether you're a purist seeking an inexpensive option or a tech-lover searching for the newest gadget.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Whit Vogel digs up a few pint-size multitools, watches, and a headlamp that will turn heads.
Reader Reporter Shey Kiester quenches her thirst for new H20 accessories.
Reader Reporter Evan Pederson searches for what's new below the knee.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Whit is on a mission to look for the wackiest accessories around.
Reader Reporter Jon Bausman takes you inside the best ultralight, softshell, and technical hardshells for 2014.
Reader Reporter Shey Kiester shovels through duds for the best in women's digs.
Evan looks for stylish baselayers and functional vest that might take the place of an old favorite.
Reader Reporter Shey Kiester seeks out the most versatile and innovative daypacks and expedition bags.
Reader Reporter Jon Bausman finds that Tent City offers a field of tents for every adventurer.
Reader Reporter Whit Vogel sparks up conversations about 2014 backcountry cooking products.
Reader Reporter Evan Pederson ignores the Salt Lake City heat and climbs into this season's new sleeping bags.
Reader Reporter Whit Vogel seeks out a lesson in fly fishing and finds a few ladies to show her the ropes.
Reader Reporter Shey Kiester gets down and dirty testing out the latest and greatest modes of transport.
Jon Bausman takes you inside for a first-timer's perspective on stand-up paddleboarding (SUP).
Magellan sponsors a geocaching treasure hunt and Evan searches for what's new at Day 0 of Outdoor Retailer.
Katy Welter searches out her favorite new footwear among hundreds of pairs on the OR Show floor.
Gerben Scherpbier is on a quest for the ultimate backcountry ski gear, and versatility is key.
Becca Stubbs explores the floor in search of the gear she'd most love to run through the wringer.
Snow is falling in the mountains around Salt Lake, so Dave Harding hits the floor with one thing in mind: ski accessories
Katy Welter seeks out winter cooking gear and finds the latest innovations put to new use.
Amid $900 jackets and $3,000 tents, Gerben Scherpbier finds new backpacking gear for under $35.
Becca Stubbs searches for this year's best haulers for around town and on the trail.
Dave Harding tracked down more of the show's coolest new haulers, from ultralight ski packs to ones that'll help you prepare for the zombie apocalypse.
Gerben Scherpbier scours the show floor for the warmest winter layers from head to toe.... and then he throws axes.
More people are bringing electronics into the backcountry, and those devices need POWER. Dave Harding checks out some fun new ways to recharge.
Katy Welter covers electronics debuting at the OR Show.
Becca Stubbs is on a quest for the warmest of next year's sleeping bags, pads, and tents.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Katy Welter gears up and tries out a new sport: snowshoe running.
Becca Stubbs tries sweet skis and some high-tech new safety gear at the Outdoor Retailer 2013 All Mountain Demo Day.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Gerben Scherpbier just couldn't get enough of the gear at the 2012 OR Summer Market, so he's back for another go.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Becca Stubbs shares stories about her path into the outdoors and some unconventional gear use.
Our newest gear tester, Dave Harding, is packing his bags and waxing his skis in preparation for this winter's Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City.
Backpacker Reader Reporter Katy Welter leaves oddly balmy Chicago for the Northeast's cold and snow, and gains a new appreciation for winter gear.
Dave Harding reports on challenging big-mountain skier and professional guide Dean Cummings to a beacon search race.
At the All Mountain Demo, Gerben Scherpbier glimpses beacon search wonderland.
On day two of the Summer 2012 Outdoor Retailer show, our reader test team tackled ultralight, three-season hiking, and breathability.