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.


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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The Real Divide

In the summer of 2014, CleverHiker is teaming up with a group of filmmakers from The Real Divide to provide an inside look at what it’s like to trek from Mexico to Canada.

We’ll be posting trail journal videos from their trip as they thru-hike the entire 3,100-mile Continental Divide Trail through New Mexico, Colorado, Wyoming, Idaho, and Montana. Follow along on here and on our YouTube channel