Backpacker Gear Guide: Essentials

Packs, tents, boots, and bags–that's easy. Now comes the hard part: Everything else. Below, you'll find our top picks for all the lust-worthy backcountry essentials you'll need to make your trip safe, fun, and simple.



Kitchen

High Tech



Shell Jackets



Navigation



Binoculars



Sunglasses



First Aid



Headlamps



Blades & Tools



Trekking Poles

Hydration