Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter explains the new innovations in down insulation technology. See what our team thought of these two water-resistant down jackets.
Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton reviews the lightweight Snow Junkie boots from Vasque
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter reviews the ski-specific, multi-day Ymir 55 pack from Sierra Designs
Andrew Bydlon reviews Sierra Designs' TOV Jacket which utilizes the innovative DryDown technology
Contributing Editor Tracy Ross shows off the remarkably light Scarpa Alien
Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton shows off La Sportiva's bullet-proof Storm Fighter pants
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter shows the versatile and collapsible Vario 4 poles from Komperdell
Executive Editor Dennis Lewon with First Ascent's Katabatic Tent
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter demonstrates First Ascent's thermal down jacket in action
Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton raves about Cabela's Thermal Zone Baselayers.
Our yurt-dwelling test team shares the goodness of Bear Creek Country Soup Mixes
Editor-in-Chief Dennis Lewon reviews Black Diamond's killer Carbon Megawatt Skis
Beat the backcountry blahs with this aromatic curry dish Beat the backcountry blahs with this aromatic curry dish.
An ultralight tent for two that's under two hundred bucks.
A headlamp that doubles as a hanging lantern A headlamp that doubles as a hanging lantern.
A multifuel stove that burns liquid gas and canister fuel with ease.
Our zip-off pant hater has become a believer with these stylish convertibles.
Upgrade your car camping menu with this pioneer pot.
The BACKPACKER editors head to the ultimate gear testing ground: Chile's 3,600-meter Volcano San Pedro
Two ultralight, ultracomfortable backpacks - one with a top lid and one without.
Send and receive messages from the backcountry
The only backpacking t-shirt you'll ever need. See why this shirt stands out from the rest.
The best carbon poles we've ever tested.
A family-size tent that weighs as much as some two-person shelters.
Call for emergeny help and stay connected back home with these two high-tech gadgets.
A softshell made for backpackers.
A 2.5-inch, full-length mattress that's insulated with open-cell foam.
An 800-fill-down puffy that packs small and is under $200.
Maximum warmth, minimum weight Maximum warmth, minimum weight.
These perfect pots have stood the test of time and earned our coveted Editors' Choice Gold Award.
This uncommonly comfortable boot tackles the biggest terrain in our video review.
Get ready for the hike of a lifetime as our editors take you up the best trail in the Alps. Get ready for the hike of a lifetime as our editors take you up the best trail in the Alps. (Download the tracklog for this hike here!)
Attention, ultralighters who want a legit two-person tent: This is it.
Meet the ultimate GPS: simple enough for beginners, powerful enough for experts. Rocky Mountain Editor Steve Howe gives you the tour.
BACKPACKER editors get muddy and bloody while ascending the slippery Lockwoods Chimney, a half-climbing-half-caving route cut deep into the craggy Welsh mountainside.
Four is not a crowd in this family-size featherweight.
Are you ready for your best backcountry sleep ever? Carry less and sleep more with this light-and-luxe mattress.
Bright, light, and rechargeable--the perfect camp lantern is here. Green Editor Berne Broudy breaks down why this lamp made the EC cut. 2613919215001
Witness the world's worst weather as the BACKPACKER staff tackles wailing wind, slippery crags, and zero visibility in the high peaks of Wales' Snowdonia National Park. 2613861809001
BACKPACKER Editor-in-Chief Jonathan Dorn shows you how to get the most out the British Isles' best seaside trek, the 186-mile Pembrokeshire Coastal Path.
Dennis Lewon shows you why the Mountainsmith Phoenix won this year's Green Award at the Outdoor Retailer Show in Salt Lake City. See why this pack from Mountainsmith went home with our Editors' Choice Award.
Backpacker Deputy Editor Dennis Lewon reports live from the 2008 Winter Outdoor Retailer Show on why Marmot's tried and true sleeping bags were given an Editors' Choice Gold Award.
Backpacker Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter breaks down two of the best camp stoves of 2007 on the trail.