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.


7 Must-Own Backpacking Tools for 2015

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

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.


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