This photo shows the Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20 sleeping bag near a mountain lake.

Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20 Down Sleeping Bag Review

The new Therm-a-Rest Parsec 20 Sleeping Bag is an ultralight down sleeping bag that boasts fluffy 800-fill power Nikwax Hydrophobic Down. It comes in three sizes and competes against high-end down sleeping bags...
This photo shows the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum Tent set up near a mountain lake.

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum Tent Review

The Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2 Platinum is a super ultralight 2-person backpacking tent with a mind-blowing trail weight of just 1lb 10oz. The "HV" stands for "High Volume," which gives the Big Agnes Fly Creek HV2...
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MSR TrailShot Water Filter Review

The MSR TrailShot is a remarkably versatile lightweight water filter for backpacking, trail running, hiking, fishing, hunting, camping, kayaking and pretty much any outdoor adventure that might lead to thirst n...
This photo shows the MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit near a river.

MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit Review

The MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit is a super versatile lightweight water filtration system for backpacking and camping. The kit includes a slightly modified version of MSR's popular TrailShot water filter pum...
This best sleeping pad reviews photo shows several air mattresses and sleeping pads for camping and backpacking stacked up in a tent.

10 Best Sleeping Pads for Backpacking & Camping 2018

The best sleeping pad for backpacking is ultralight, super cushy and insulated. There are dozens of great backpacking sleeping pads available in 2018, and as it turns out, lightweight backpacking pads make some...
This photo shows the Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite air mattress backpacking sleeping pad on a tent floor.

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite Sleeping Pad Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite air mattress is the best sleeping pad for 80 percent of backpackers at least 80 percent of the time. Yes, it's that good. It has plenty of cushion and it's surprisingly comfortable...
This photos shows multiple best down jackets together including the REI Co-op Magma 850 Down Jacket, Eddie Bauer MicroTherm StormDown Jacket, KUHL Spyfire Down Jacket and more.

The 29 Best Down Jackets for 2018 and Beyond

There is no one single best down jacket, and that's a good thing because it means we have choices -- there are many best down jackets. Everyone has different body types, does different sports, has different bud...
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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...