The Best Comfort Backpacking Gear, According to BACKPACKER's Gear Editor

Backpacking should be about pleasure, not pain.
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Eli Bernstein and some of his favorite gear.

Eli Bernstein and some of his favorite gear.

When I backpack, I don’t really care about having the lightest stuff. I want gear that keeps me comfortable from trail to camp. Live in luxury the smart way with these 18 picks, which make your trip more pleasant at only a minor weight penalty.