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Join Outside+ and Test Gear for Backpacker

Member-testers get access to pre-season gear and the chance to be featured in the magazine.

Get full access to Outside Learn, our online education hub featuring in-depth fitness, nutrition, and adventure courses and more than 2,000 instructional videos when you sign up for Outside+ Sign up for Outside+ today.

Are you a passionate hiker and backpacker with a serious love of outdoor gear? We’re looking for Outside+ members to help us test hundreds of new products, from hiking boots and backpacks to sleeping bags and tents.

If you’re selected to join our crew of devoted testers, you’ll get access to next season’s best equipment. You’ll help us put new gear through its paces, and also have the chance be featured in our regular Field Notes column, where we work with member testers to do a deep dive on equipment. No experience needed, just enthusiasm.

If you’re an interested Outside+ member, email with 250 words on why you’d make a great gear tester. Good luck, and see you out on the trail.

Not a member? Join Outside+ today to get access to this and other great benefits, including access to everything we publish, discounts on gear from the Outside Shop, and print magazine subscriptions.

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