Backpacking Gear

There are tons of options when it comes to selecting gear for backpacking. Our favorites have proven to be lightweight and durable to sustain multiple treks in the backcountry. From sleeping bags to cook stoves to lightweight tents, find all our detailed backpacking gear guides here.

Best Women’s Base Layers of 2023

Best Women’s Base Layers of 2023

Discover the best women’s base layers that keep you protected and help your body regulate its core temperature during outdoor activities.

What to Wear Hiking in the Desert

What to Wear Hiking in the Desert

Get your desert hiking clothes & gear dialed for your next Southwest trip so you’re ready for any adventure from hiking to camping and more.

Best Backpacking Tents in 2023

Best Backpacking Tents in 2023

A good tent should be lightweight, durable, weather-proof, and a cinch to set up. In this post, learn the most important factors to consider when shopping for a new tent and get recommendations for some of the best 2-person tents for backpacking.

What to Wear Hiking in Fall

What to Wear Hiking in Fall

Learn what to wear hiking in fall with our list of the best women’s hiking clothes that are breathable, wick sweat, keep you warm AND look good.

Sun Protection For Hikers

Sun Protection For Hikers

As someone who spends a lot of time outside, especially during the summer months, I have become adamant about protecting my skin from…

3-Day Backpacking Checklist (2023)

3-Day Backpacking Checklist (2023)

This complete backpacking checklist includes all the lightweight gear you’ll need when packing for an overnight trip in the backcountry.

REI Quarter Dome SL 2 Tent Review

REI Quarter Dome SL 2 Tent Review

Check out my review of the new REI Quarter Dome SL 2 Tent – a spacious ultralight backpacking tent that weighs 2.8 pounds and has a ton of great features.

Full Pacific Crest Trail Gear List for 2023

Full Pacific Crest Trail Gear List for 2023

Looking for lightweight backpacking gear recommendations? Start with this complete Pacific Crest Trail gear list that includes every single item I packed for a 5-month thru-hike from Mexico to Canada.

How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag

How to Choose A Backpacking Sleeping Bag

Warmth to weight ratio, down vs synthetic & temperature ratings. What does it all mean? Learn how to choose the best lightweight backpacking sleeping bag for your next adventure.