When we hit the trail, this is the equipment we carry in our packs. Unlike the CleverHiker Gear Guide, where we highlight a wide range of exceptional choices, this page is where we talk about our personal favorites.

It’s important to remember that what works best for us may not always be the best fit for you. That said, we spend hundreds of hours researching and testing backpacking gear every year, so these choices have not been made on a whim. Hopefully our top picks list will give you a bit more insight into our preferences, and may turn you on to some exceptional backpacking equipment.

For more of our favorite gear recommendations, have a look through these popular CleverHiker Gear Guide links:


CleverHiker Top Picks 2018

TENTS

BACKPACKS

SLEEPING BAGS

SLEEPING PADS

CAMP KITCHEN

WATER PURIFICATION

CLOTHING

SHOES

TOP ACCESSORIES


MORE INFORMATION

If you enjoyed our Top Picks list, you'll probably like the CleverHiker Gear Guide as well. Here are a few links to some popular Gear Guide articles:

We hope this guide was helpful for finding the backpacking gear you were looking for. If you want to provide feedback or recommend an item we missed, please use our contact form to get in touch.

Thanks for reading and happy trails!

 

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