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

7 Best Hydration Packs of 2024
A hiker in front of a waterfall with the Gregory Juno 24 H2O hydration pack

7 Best Hydration Packs of 2024

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Ditch your water bottle and free up your hands with our guide to the most comfortable, cool, and affordable hydration packs out there.
Best Camping & Backpacking Coffee Makers of 2024
Closeup of the GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip brewing coffee into an ultralight backpacking cup on a volcanic rock

Best Camping & Backpacking Coffee Makers of 2024

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Spending time in the woods doesn’t mean you have to ditch your daily brew. We’ve tested the top coffee makers so you can embrace your morning coffee ritual wherever you are.
10 Best Fleece Jackets of 2024
A female backpacker wearing the Eddie Bauer Super Sevens Fleece Pullover in front of jagged mountain peaks in Glacier National Park

10 Best Fleece Jackets of 2024

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We took to the mountains to find the best fleece jackets for taking off the chill. Explore our top picks for staying comfortable and toasty when temps start to dip.
10 Best Winter Gloves of 2024
Closeup of a bearded man wearing the Hestra Fall Line gloves on a snowshoeing trail

10 Best Winter Gloves of 2024

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Our guide to the best winter gloves will have your digits delighting in warmth so settle in for the season with one of our trail-tested top pairs.
10 Best Winter Coats & Jackets for Women of 2024
A woman standing in the snow in The North Face Arctic Parka outside of a rustic cabin in the woods

10 Best Winter Coats & Jackets for Women of 2024

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Take on winter, and look good doing it! Our cold-weather-tested winter coat picks are approved for frolicking in the snow
Best Camping Cookware of 2024
The Stanley Adventure Base Camp 4 Cookset with the Camp Chef Everest 2x stove on a table in a campsite

Best Camping Cookware of 2024

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Climbing mountains is impressive, but conquering hangry moments is legendary. We’ve sautéed, simmered, and savored to uncover the top camping cookware available.
10 Best Camping Tables of 2024
The GCI Outdoors Master Cook Station set up in a lakeside campsite with the Camp Chef Everest 2x stove, a cookset, a YETI Tundra Cooler, lantern, etc.

10 Best Camping Tables of 2024

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From sunrise coffee to sunset dinners, we set the table with this budget-friendly guide. So dine under the stars with a durable, compact, and lightweight camping table…
7 Best Pocket Knives of 2024
Closeup of a man holding the Kershaw Leek out in front of him with a tree-lined lake in the background

7 Best Pocket Knives of 2024

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A trusty pocket knife is vital for daily tasks and emergencies. Cut through the confusion with our guide to the best pocket knives for any situation.
7 Best Multitools of 2024
Top-down view of a variety of colorful multitools on a black background

7 Best Multitools of 2024

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Equip yourself like a pro and elevate your everyday carry with our definitive guide to the best multitools of the year based on price, number of functions, and durability.
Easy Camping Recipes That Taste Gourmet

Easy Camping Recipes That Taste Gourmet

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We’re avid cooks both at home and on our adventures, and it’s taken decades to dial in this list of our favorite camping…
10 Tips for Capturing Great Adventure Photos

10 Tips for Capturing Great Adventure Photos

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A photo speaks a thousand words, especially when it comes to recalling the details of your adventures. A trip may only last for a few days, but great photos will bring back the feels for a lifetime. Learning to capture professional looking photos takes time, but it’s a skill worth growing if you want to better share your experiences, inspire others, and record your memories.
Three Fingered Jack Loop Backpacking Guide

Three Fingered Jack Loop Backpacking Guide

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This moderately easy and short loop route around Three Fingered Jack offers nearly unending mountain…
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