Heather Eldridge
Editorial Assistant

As an Editorial Assistant at CleverHiker, Heather contributes to all aspects of our content creation, including research, analysis, testing, writing, photography, and more. Heather also leads the CH communications department, answering reader questions and building relationships with innovative outdoor brands.

Originally from Oregon, Heather has been exploring the Pacific Northwest since childhood. Heather is an experienced thru-hiker, having completed both the Pacific Crest Trail and the Continental Divide Trail. With a degree in Outdoor Education, Heather spent years encouraging youth to embrace outdoor recreation through various leadership positions. She has also worked as a backpacking guide, rock climbing instructor, and portrait photographer.

Heather takes a balanced approach to backpacking and camping, emphasizing comfort while keeping the weight and cost of her gear in check. Her love of photography is evident in the stunning images she captures on her adventures, which she uses to inspire others to explore the beauty of the natural world. When Heather’s not working, you can find her hiking with her dog in the local forests or obsessing over plants in her garden.

Articles by Heather Eldridge

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Tent Review

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Tent Review

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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo is revered in the ultralight backpacking world for its palace-like spaciousness…
Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter System Review

Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter System Review

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The Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter System is similar to other popular squeeze filters on the market but stands out…
Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

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Father’s Day is the perfect time to show your dad (or the father of your children) some love.
How to Make Tasty Foil Packet Camping Meals – Recipes & Tips

How to Make Tasty Foil Packet Camping Meals – Recipes & Tips

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CleverHiker Tested – Foil packet meals (aka campfire meals) make it easier than ever to enjoy real, hearty food outdoors with good company and on a budget.
MSR Habiscape Tent Review

MSR Habiscape Tent Review

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The MSR Habiscape was designed for families and groups who want solid weather protection and convenience for their frontcountry camping trips. It’s spacious without being overkill, easy and intuitive to set up, and has an excellent pocket arrangement to keep you organized.
Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

Mother’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Moms

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Mother’s Day is coming up and it’s a great opportunity to show the special lady in your life how much you appreciate her.
Zpacks Mummy Sleeping Bag Review

Zpacks Mummy Sleeping Bag Review

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The Zpacks Mummy Sleeping Bag offers the warmth of a hooded sleeping bag and the ventilation of a quilt all in one. It has one of the best warmth-to-weight ratios among all the choices on the market, and will surely become a top choice for heat-seeking hikers looking to dial in their gear.
C.A.M.P. Corsa Ice Axe Review

C.A.M.P. Corsa Ice Axe Review

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The C.A.M.P. Corsa Ice Axe is one of the lightest ice axes on the market, making it a top choice among weight-conscious backpackers and mountaineers who need the ability to self-arrest while crossing glaciers and steep snowfields.
Our All-Time Favorite YETI Gear

Our All-Time Favorite YETI Gear

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We often point people to YETI when they’re looking for exceptionally durable, long-lasting, and stylish gear for frontcountry adventures. YETI products have found their way onto many of our Gear Guides because they’re very high quality and built to last – something that really stands out in today’s market.
10 Best Hiking Leggings & Tights of 2024
A blonde backpacker sitting on a rock in front of an icey lake in the Fjallraven Abisko Trekking Tights

10 Best Hiking Leggings & Tights of 2024

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We’ve tested the best hiking leggings and tights to keep you moving effortlessly through any terrain. We tested models with just the right combo of mobility…
NEMO Aurora Highrise Tent Review

NEMO Aurora Highrise Tent Review

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The NEMO Aurora Highrise is a great tent for those wanting something spacious and easy to set up. We love the big door on the front and the fact that you can see out of the windows on all four sides – even when it’s raining.
Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter Review

Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter Review

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We have over a decade of experience using the Platypus GravityWorks Water Filter now, and it’s still one of our favorite water treatment options for backpacking with a partner or group.
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