Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter explains the new innovations in down insulation technology. See what our team thought of these two water-resistant down jackets.
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter demonstrates how to safely cook inside a tent's vestibule
Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton reviews the lightweight Snow Junkie boots from Vasque
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter reviews the ski-specific, multi-day Ymir 55 pack from Sierra Designs
Andrew Bydlon reviews Sierra Designs' TOV Jacket which utilizes the innovative DryDown technology
Contributing Editor Tracy Ross shows off the remarkably light Scarpa Alien
Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton shows off La Sportiva's bullet-proof Storm Fighter pants
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter shows the versatile and collapsible Vario 4 poles from Komperdell
Executive Editor Dennis Lewon with First Ascent's Katabatic Tent
Gear Editor Kristin Hostetter demonstrates First Ascent's thermal down jacket in action
Staff Photographer Ben Fullerton raves about Cabela's Thermal Zone Baselayers.
Our yurt-dwelling test team shares the goodness of Bear Creek Country Soup Mixes
Editor-in-Chief Dennis Lewon reviews Black Diamond's killer Carbon Megawatt Skis
If you don't have any water, you may need to wring it out of the land around you. Find out how as Ted teaches you how to use a transpiration bag. If you don't have any water, you may need to wring it out of the land around you. Find out how as Ted teaches you how to use a transpiration bag.
Beat the backcountry blahs with this aromatic curry dish Beat the backcountry blahs with this aromatic curry dish.
An ultralight tent for two that's under two hundred bucks.
A headlamp that doubles as a hanging lantern A headlamp that doubles as a hanging lantern.
A multifuel stove that burns liquid gas and canister fuel with ease.
Our zip-off pant hater has become a believer with these stylish convertibles.
Upgrade your car camping menu with this pioneer pot.
The BACKPACKER editors head to the ultimate gear testing ground: Chile's 3,600-meter Volcano San Pedro
Two ultralight, ultracomfortable backpacks - one with a top lid and one without.
Send and receive messages from the backcountry
Tackle that big mountain with tips from our in-house mountain guide Tackle that big mountain with tips from our in-house mountain guide
The only backpacking t-shirt you'll ever need. See why this shirt stands out from the rest.
The best carbon poles we've ever tested.
A family-size tent that weighs as much as some two-person shelters.
Call for emergeny help and stay connected back home with these two high-tech gadgets.
A 2.5-inch, full-length mattress that's insulated with open-cell foam.