CleverHiker is a website dedicated to making outdoor adventure easier for everyone. We've created over 30 HD Tutorial Backpacking Videos for learning new skills, the CleverHiker Gear Guide for finding the best lightweight equipment, and numerous in-depth Trip Reports for finding new adventures. So have a look around the site and hopefully you'll find some ideas that will improve your next backpacking adventure. Happy hiking everyone!

 

100 GIFTS FOR BACKPACKING, HIKING & CAMPING

Outdoor adventure gifts are the best kind around. The gift ideas listed in the CleverHiker Gift Guide are can’t miss recommendations for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, and camping. So give a gift that gets someone outdoors this year. Give the gift of adventure!


CLEVERHIKER GEAR GUIDE 2016

The CleverHiker Gear Guide is a compilation of the very best backpacking Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Stoves, Water Purifiers and a whole lot more. Use these exceptional tools to increase camp comfort and decrease trail weight. 


TOP GEAR PICKS 2016

My Top Picks page is reserved for my all-time favorite backpacking gear. When I hit the trail, this is what I carry in my pack.


10 BEST TENTS 2016

Packing a top-notch tent is one of the best ways to increase comfort, safety, and enjoyment on backcountry trips. Here's my list of the 10 Best Backpacking Tents of 2016.


7 BEST BACKPACKS 2016

If you're planning to hit the trail this year, you’ll probably want one of these badboys on your back. Here's my list of the 7 Best Backpacks of 2016.


7 BEST SLEEPING BAGS 2016

Looking for that deep trail sleep? Then snuggle up with one of the 7 Best Sleeping Bags & Quilts of 2016.


7 BEST SLEEPING PADS 2016

Nobody likes waking up with numb hips. Get the restful trail sleep you’ve earned with one of the 7 Best Sleeping Pads of 2016.


BEST STOVES 2016

A steamy cup of java on a crisp, quiet morning is just about the perfect start to any day in the wilderness. So pick up one of the Best Backpacking Stoves of 2016 and make that moment happen. 


10 BEST HAMMOCKS 2016

Take your backcountry chillin' game to the next level with one of the 10 Best Backpacking Hammocks of 2016.


MUST-OWN GEAR 2015

Check out my 2015 list of 7 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 my top picks, check out my gear guide.


99 GREAT OUTDOOR GIFTS

Outdoor adventure gifts are the best kind around. So give a gift that gets someone outdoors! Give the gift of adventure! This list of can't miss recommendations are perfect for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, or camping.


HD TUTORIAL VIDEOS

I've built over 30 instructional backpacking videos in two series - Essential Trail Skills & Lightweight Backpacking Foundations. My focus is building educational resources to help backpackers of all levels feel more comfortable in the wilderness.


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