Backpacker Magazine's editors share their favorite backpacking, camping and hiking gear essentials in this year's Editors' Choice gear articles.
The perfect backcountry cuppa maximizes convenience and taste.
This multipurpose mat makes winter better.
If a puffy is the sum of all its parts, there’s no better insulated jacket.
Lightweight crampons that actually pack small? It can’t be.
These brakeless bindings shed grams.
Swing weight matters, which is why we love these featherlight poles.
The wedding ring gets an adventure upgrade.
Stretch your money and your arms with this new down puffy.
This softshell performs like a hardshell—or is it a hardshell that performs like a softshell?
This super-stiff, aggressive boot is the lightest ever in its category.
Sweaty hands are no match for these waterproof/breathable gloves.
It’s a one-boot quiver for alpinists.
This jacket never wets out. Period.
Say goodbye to the gap with the best couples’ sleeping pad for backpackers.
One of our all-time favorite boots is back.
Wearing is believing: This is the lightest sunshirt we’ve ever tested.
These tough trousers go everywhere.
It’s a technical layer disguised as a stylish sweater.
This could be the last water filter you’ll every buy.
This pack tames the biggest loads.
Serious about backpacking and photography? You’ll love this camera-ready pack.
Rain, sleet, snow? If you need a fire in the worst conditions, these are your matches.
It’s the best-fitting helmet ever.
This jacket is a fleece, but warmer. It’s a softshell, but more breathable. It’s one of the most versatile midlayers we’ve ever tested.