Learn more about the best backpacking, hiking and camping gear of the year with expert gear reviews from Backpacker Magazine's annual Editors' Choice gear awards.
Make the most of the cold with six perfect picks, from jackets to tents to skis.
Backpacks, a sleeping pad, an ultralight jacket, and one very special organization: These are our 9 favorite things this year.
BACKPACKER hasn’t given an Editor’s Choice Award to a waterproof shell since 2016. Here's why.
You won't find a smoother ride in the backcountry.
A full-featured ski pack that has the storage you need
There's no such thing as a "perfect" insulating midlayer, but this is as close as we're going to get.
This weather-resistant puffy keeps the heat in and the precip out.
Protect your head with this versatile, tough helmet.
We headed to Alberta to try out the year's greatest gear—and got in an all-time ski trip along the way.
No storm can flatten this bomber tent.