BRR Nick, who is also a physical therapist, found lots of back- and budget-friendly gear on Day 3.
Plus, winter boots from Teva that fold as small as regular shoes!
Day 2 had this reporter looking for comfort - gloves, hats, travel pillows, and undies.
Warning: Wearing this jacket will encourage complete strangers to pet you.
A 650-fill down jacket that's super warm and packs to the size of a pineapple.
A softshell jackets that's not too heavy, warm, bulky, or expensive
A super durable jacket for the multisporter
Don’t muck up the performance of your pants by wearing cotton undies underneath.
Four companies made bold claims about cutting-edge waterproof technology in 2011. So we gathered a dozen rain jackets with the new fabrics and put them to the test in a head-to-head challenge. Verdict: We've never worn a more breathable crop of shells.
Maximum warmth for minimum weight
An eco-friendly jacket that performs and won't break the bank
A hooded, seam-taped, DWR-treated rain jacket for kids.
Get total weather protection for half the gas.
Get a softshell that's so light and versatile, you won't leave it behind on multiday treks.
Low weight, high warmth, and modest price make this jacket a perfect fit.
This puffy has high-end weatherproofing and an insulated, versatile hood
A perennial favorite of BACKPACKER editors, the Nano Puff is a no-brainer layer that your gift-ee will use 12 months a year.
Cool-weather enthusiasts–skiers, snowboarders, snowshoers, & winter hikers–will love this jacket.