microtherm stormdown jacket review

Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Jacket Review

The Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Jacket is a versatile lightweight down jacket that looks best after you've put a few miles on it. True, it's not the lightest jacket in this category, but it boasts a combin...
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35 Best Gifts for Backpackers 2017

You need gear to go backpacking, and backpackers need gifts, so here are our 35 best gifts for backpackers. Photo location? Ship Island Lake. We're here to help you find the best gifts for backpackers in 20...
This photo shows the REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent near a mountain lake in a backpacking wilderness area.

REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent Review

The REI Co-op Quarter Dome 2 Tent is an excellent ultralight freestanding backpacking tent — and it’s one of the best overall backpacking tents available for most backpackers. REI completely redesigned the Quar...
This photo shows a backpacker sitting by a mountain lake drinking coffee with the Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700.

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 Review

The Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt 700 surprised us: It’s one of the best sleeping bags we’ve tested — and it’s not exactly a sleeping bag nor is it a true quilt. The Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt is more ...
This image shows the REI Co-op Magma 10 Sleeping bag in a tent.

REI Co-op Magma 10 Sleeping Bag Review

The REI Co-op Magma 10 Sleeping Bag is an outstanding ultralight down sleeping bag. The shell fabric, overall design, weight, and even the color all come together to create a truly excellent backpacking sleepin...
This image shows the Cabela's Ultralight Air Pad inside of a backpacking tent.

Cabela’s Ultralight Air Pad Review

The Cabela’s Ultralight Air Pad is a lightweight entry-level air sleeping pad that is great for backpacking or camping. It has a simple but effective cushion design that is 2.5-inches thick. Better yet, its reg...
north face storm break 1 review

The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent Review

The North Face Stormbreak 1 Tent tops our list of the 7 Best Backpacking Tents for the Money in the 1-person category, and for good reason: The North Face Stormbreak 1 tent is a great tent at a fantastic price ...