Ultralight Backpacking Video Guides & Reviews of the Best Lightweight Gear


CleverHiker.com - We teach essential backpacking skills and recommend the finest ultralight tents, backpacks, sleeping bags, stoves, and more.


99 Great Outdoor Gifts

Outdoor adventure gifts are the best kind around. So give a gift that gets someone outdoors this year. Give the gift of adventure!

This list of can't miss recommendations are perfect for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, or camping. 

2015 Top Gear Picks

Our Top Picks page is reserved for our absolute favorite backpacking gear. When we hit the trail, this is what we carry in our packs. When we find a new item that we love, we update this list to keep it current.


7 Must-Own Backpacking Tools

Check out Dave's latest list of can't-miss gear upgrades. These lightweight tools will boost your comfort in the woods while keeping your pack nice and light.  

For more of Dave's top picks, check out our gear recommendations section

7 Best Backpacking Tents

Packing a top-notch tent is one of the best ways to increase comfort, safety, and enjoyment on backcountry trips. That’s why we've put together this list of the 7 best backpacking tents on the market.

We’ve heavily factored characteristics like weight, cost, interior space, design, and weather protection.

HD Tutorial Videos

We've built over 30 instructional backpacking videos in our two series, Essential Trail Skills and Lightweight Backpacking Foundations.  

Our focus is building educational and empowering resources to help backpackers of all levels feel more comfortable in the wilderness. From starter skills and equipment overviews to expert advice and pro tips, we've got you covered. 

Gear Guide

Finding the best backpacking equipment is tough. That's why we've built a comprehensive gear guide to help simplify the buying process and share our favorite backpacking tools

We spend hundreds of hours testing and researching the equipment we recommend and wregularly update our gear recommendations to include new products. Our main focus is recommending gear we trust from companies we believe in.


Our blog is a great place to catch our latest trip reports, gear reviews, how-to guides, videos, updates and much more. 

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