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No noodle is left behind.
Our gear experts field test the latest camp tools and gadgets in every backcountry camping and trail condition imaginable to help you decide which are essential for your backpacking checklist and which you can leave behind.
No noodle is left behind.
Treating water doesn’t get much simpler than this.
Rain, sleet, snow? If you need a fire in the worst conditions, these are your matches.
Like a hammock, this chair suspends from a branch giving you a luxe factor experience.
This 200-page bible teaches you how to repair any item in your pack, with step-by-step instructions and full-color photos.
Games, a cooler, even a pressure shower–these items will make your basecamp super comfy.
We didn't have room to print these readers in our January 2012 Readers Choice Issue--but they still tested some great gear.
A book of photos from a great outdoorsman who was equal parts climber and photogrpaher
The backcountry bookworm will love this glimpse into the past courtesy of Glen Denny.
Enjoy a little Merlot at your favorite high lake
A magic eraser for grease and grime.
A lightweight, six-liter bag.
A handy little speaker system.
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Easily puncture and crush spent fuel cans with this handy tool.
These resealable, washable, and polyethylene bags protect food and toiletries from small critters.
Chart your campsite's night sky with customizable maps.
Handmade from fair-trade ingredients, this lip balm has BACKPACKER editors raving.
A rechargeable and programmable headlamp.
A 140-lumen beam in a lipstick-size flashlight.
A light for your cooler–perfect for car camping.
An easy-to-use headlamp (even with gloves on).
A full-size, three-inch blade that's sharp and light.
A knife, whistle, and light in one.
A bracelet with all your vital information in case of emergency.
Set up camp anywhere with this easy-to-use hammock.
While away tent hours with this fun card game.
Turn any standard-size sleeping pad into a decadent recliner.
Grab any pot with this lightweight and sturdy pot gripper.
Wash dishes and haul water easily in the watertight nylon container.
Make pancakes in camp with this silicone spatula.
An oven mitt, a dish towel, a food warmer - this cotton bag does it all.
An easily packable pot stand that will end tipping.
A bamboo utensil set that won't wreck nonstick coating.
A water bottle that makes chemically treated water taste better.
Water bottle and filter in one.
An easy-to-use tool that zaps water drinkable withe the use of ultraviolet rays.
A fast, effective way to filter water for a big group.
A lightweight filter that filters at a rate of three liters per minute.
A titanium mug and pot/lid set that is super durable and lightweight.
A stainless steel three-pot set that is bombproof.
A triangular shaped pot that's easy to pour and balance on three-legged stoves.
A versatile three-pot combo for the gourmet backcountry chef.
A two-person cookset that comes with a stuffsack for washing dishes.
Smooth, clear sound and a voice recorder for 40 bucks
An ultralight, waterproof mat that is handy for wet hikes, snow, rocky areas, and picnics.
Just because you're sleeping on the dirt doesn't mean you have to be uncomfortable.
Icon attempts the impossible: to make headlamps cool.
Update the kitchen of your favorite backpacker with this all-in-one set that cranks out hot drinks faster than a Starbucks barista.
We can't think of anyone who wouldn't love this James Bonds-ian little gizmo.
Misleading sunscreen claims today could be causing tomorrow's skin cancer.
A master designer attempts to build the last mountain shelter you'll ever need.
Enjoy a cold beer mid-trip with this 64-ounce growler.
Cut your tool bag in half with this compact multi-tool.
Whether it's a torn pack, cracked buckle, ripped tent mesh, or leaky sleeping pad, these kits can pretty much restore anything that breaks.
An excellent avalanche resource in the field and on the couch.
This ultralight wallet is made from recycled tent scraps.
Zip-top bags that are super waterproof.
This portable toothbrush is made with recycled materials.
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This healing balm soothes cracked skin, dry lips, and minor cuts and burns.
Revitalize the soles of your hiking boots and climbing shoes.
Turn a disposable lighter into a weatherproof flamethrower.
A mid-size multitool with all the fixin's
A sharp, titanium-handled knife
A great rainy day tent game
The finest flask for your finest single malts
Foolproof tinder to get your fire raging
Don't ask yourself if you need this useful little widget. The question is: How many?
Bright, light, and rechargeable–the perfect camp lantern is here.
Don't let a busted strap or a deflating tent ruin your trip. Pack these essentials and at all times and you'll be covered.
Vibram continues to expand on its successful mission of reaching a younger, broader audience with work for innovators in the trail running field.
For just over 3 ounces, you get a smart, powerhouse light with all the functions you'll ever need.
An aluminum cookset that's light in your pack and on your wallet.
Pick up the pace with these lightweight trekking poles.
A two-setting headlamp with sharp, shadow-free light and a great price.
A bright mini-lamp with one-click operation.
A headlamp with a swiveling compact head and easy-to-use buttons.
A water bottle that doubles as an emergency lantern.