The 4 Best Backpacking Accessories of 2019

All the best accessories for your campsite.

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You don’t need a lightweight chair or an electronic mosquito repeller to go backpacking. But that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t want them. These four products will elevate your next trip.

REI Co-op Flexlite Air


Everyone likes the idea of a camp chair, but no one likes packing one. The Flexlite Air is one of the lightest camp chairs available. A center aluminum pole improves stability, so there was no tipping on Aravaipa’s soft clay or loose pebbles. 

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FRONTIERSMAN Insider Bear Safe


Bear canisters have looked the same for decades, so this new model caught our attention. It’s tall and thin in shape—rather than the usual squat, keg- like profile—which facilitates packing and provides a better center of gravity.

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Skinners Footwear


Only the most zealous ultra-lighter forgoes camp shoes altogether. For the rest of us, here’s the next best thing: camp socks. Skinners have a plastic polymer coating on the sole and not much else; they weigh only 6 ounces and fit anywhere in your pack.

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Thermacell Radius Zone Mosquito Repellent 2.0


Hiker enemy number one: mosquitoes. Our new first line of defense: the Radius 2.0. With the push of a button, this hand-size device continuously mists capsules of odorless metofluthrin into the air across a coverage area that Thermacell pegs at 110 square feet—big enough for your camp kitchen. 

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