Backpacking

The Best Running Watches For Those Who Want It All

Discover the best running watches for marathon training, trail running & ultras, including top GPS watches from Garmin, Suunto, Apple, Polar, Coros, and more.

Best Backpacking Backpacks for Hiking and Travel

These are the best backpacking backpacks for multi-day hikes, thru-hiking and traveling around the world (or nearer home).

Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags | Lightweight, Warm & Cozy Options For Camping On A Trail OR Traveling The World

The best backpacking sleeping bags for traveling and camping, including synthetic and ultralight down bags, plus how to choose the best one for you.
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Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads For Thru-Hikes, Weekends and Overseas Travels

These are the best backpacking sleeping pads for wherever in the world you are going - from weekends near home to round the world travels.

REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale 2022: Top 15 Deals For Outdoor Enthusiasts

We've selected the best of November 2021's REI's Gear Up Get Out sale deals for hiking, camping, snowsports, and travel gear, with up to 40% off!

The Best Silicone Wedding Bands for Men and Women With Active Lifestyles

The best silicone wedding bands that are a safer alternative to metal rings for men and women with active lifestyles, including watersports, physical jobs or lifting weights.

The Grayl UltraPress Titanium Is Here And It’s SO Much More Than A Water Filter Bottle

In this first look Grayl UltraPress Titanium review I go over the key features of this premium Titanium water filter / purifier bottle for hiking & camping

Rumpl Nanoloft Flame Review: YES! A Fire-Resistant Puffy Blanket, Finally!

Stain, water and fire-resistant, why choose these insulated Rumpl Nanoloft Flame blankets vs. other Rumpl puffy blankets.

The Best Running Gloves For Winter and Cold Weather Running

Here are the best running gloves for men and women, to keep your hands warm on those cold winter runs - Find your next pair of running gloves here!

The Best Trail Running Poles For Ultrarunning & Fastpacking

These are the best trail running poles for trail running, ultramarathons, fastpacking and ultra-light backpacking adventures.

The Best Running Headlamps For Trail Running & Hiking

[Buyer's Guide 2021] This best headlamps for trail running, ultrarunning, and hiking guide will help you find the best headlamp for your requirements & budget!

The REI Labor Day Sale is Here: Here are Our Top Picks!

The best deals (up to 50% off) in REI's Labor Day sale for featured camping, hiking & running gear from our reviews & buyer's guides.

The Best Quick-Dry Pack Towels For Camping & Travel

The best quick dry towels for camping, the beach, boating, watersports and other adventures, including ultra-lightweight pack towels for travel and backpacking.

Paka Apparel Review: Alpaca Wool Socks, The Answer To Sweaty Feet

Paka Apparel review including why alpaca wool socks are superior to merino for their thermal, sweat-wicking and stink-free properties.

Outdoor Vitals Ventus Hoodie Review: Ultralight Gear Just Got Even Lighter!

This Outdoor Vitals Ventus Hoodie review covers the key features of this ultra lightweight, insulated, packable jacket for backpacking & more.

The Best Backpacking Water Filters & Purifiers

This backpacking water filter buyer's guide features 1.) A list of best backpacking water filters & purifiers, and 2.) How to choose the right water purification system for you

Which is the Best Coros GPS Watch? Coros Running Watches Compared

A comparison of all the Coros GPS running and multisport watches, including reviews of the VERTIX 2, APEX Pro, APEX and PACE 2.

The Best Satellite Messengers & Personal Locator Beacons

Adventuring off-grid requires extra forethought, and preparation in order to ensure your safety out on the trails. One easy way to reduce the risk...

The Best Camping Chairs: Our Top Picks For Folding, Portable Outdoor Seating

The best portable, folding camping chairs you can also take to the beach and concerts - including everything from luxury reclining to ultralight backpacking chairs.

Best Backpacking Stoves For Cooking On The Trails

The best backpacking stoves by type of backpacking, including cold weather and mountain hiking and ultralight stoves for thru-hikers and minimalists.

Best Camping Blankets | The Key Features You Should Know

Choose from our list of the best camping blankets, including down, puffy insulated options that repel dirt, sand, water and dog hair.

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals In The REI Anniversary Sale [2022]

The REI Anniversary Sale is their biggest sale of the year, with discounts up to 30% off. Don't miss these deals - our picks of 2022's best discounts.

Best Trekking Poles For Hiking

Whether you're looking for carbon or aluminum, adjustable or folding, these are the best trekking poles for hiking, trekking, backpacking and thru-hiking.

Rumpl Blanket Review: Everyone In This Family Loves These Insulated Quilts

Our Rumpl blanket review compares the key features of the Original, Nanoloft and Down puffy camping blankets, plus the pros and cons of each.

Best Camping Lanterns | Everything You Need To Know Before Buying a Camping Light

Buyer's guide to the best camping lanterns, including solar, rechargeable battery-operated LED lanterns, plus outdoor string lights for camping.

The Best Backpacking Tents For Multi-Day Hikes & Fastpacking

Including a complete guide to choosing the best backpacking tent for multi-day hiking trips, lightweight and ultralight tents as well as budget options.

The Best Hiking Boots For Men and Women

This guide makes it easy to find the best hiking boots for you - both men's and women's, from breathable lightweight boots to waterproof backpacking options.

The Importance Of Getting Out Into Nature: A Thank You to our Natural World

The importance of getting out into nature, having a positive influence, and benefits of green exercise. Thank you Nature Conservancy for your work.

Slowtide Towel Review: Quick-Drying Camping and Travel Towels

Why one of these Slowtide quick-dry towels is a great choice for the beach, travel, gym, the pool, backpacking and camping.

BioLite Lantern Review: The AlpenGlow Is Not Your Average Camping Lantern

This BioLite Lantern review explains why everyone's raving about these rechargeable color-changing camping lanterns called AlpenGlow 500 & 250.

The Best Camping Hammocks and Hammock Tents For Backpacking

From comfortable two-person camping hammocks to portable ultra-lightweight hammock tents for backpacking, plus advice for finding the best hammock for you.

The Best Phone Cases for Running To Protect Your Smartphone

Welcome to our list of favorite phone cases for running with. All these cases are affordable, slim, lightweight, and will protect your phone.

Nocs Binoculars Review: Affordable Travel-Friendly Compact Binoculars

Our Nocs binoculars review covers these budget-friendly, waterproof 8x25 compact binoculars for travel, hiking, surf-spotting and wildlife viewing.

5 Simple Ways To Make Outdoor Adventures More Sustainable

5 practical ways to enjoy more sustainable outdoor adventures, from choosing outdoor gear for hiking & camping to practicing mindfulness and learning in nature.

The Best Double Sleeping Bags, Pads and Camping Mattresses

The best double sleeping bags and camping pads for two people: a 2-person sleeping bag and mattress is ideal for couples camping, backpacking, or car camping.

Hydro Flask 32 oz Bottle Review

The Hydro Flask Escape Collection has now sold out but this review also applies to the Hydro Flask 32 oz wide mouth bottle! The Hydro...
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