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10 Best Rain Jackets of 2024
A backpacker wearing an orange Outdoor Research Helium rain jacket in Yosemite National Park

10 Best Rain Jackets of 2024

From drizzles to downpours, we’ve got your back. Our team of seasoned hikers weathered the storm to find the best rain jackets for performance and protection.
ZPacks Arc Blast Backpack Review

ZPacks Arc Blast Backpack Review

At a mere 16.4 ounces, the ZPacks Arc Blast is an ultralight backpackers dream come true. The ZPacks Arc Blast is one of…
Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Tent Review

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo Tent Review

Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo is revered in the ultralight backpacking world for its palace-like spaciousness…
SOTO Windmaster Backpacking Stove Review

SOTO Windmaster Backpacking Stove Review

Soto Windmaster is touted as one of the absolute best backpacking stoves for its superior wind performance.
Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Loop Backpacking Guide

Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Loop Backpacking Guide

The Strawberry Mountain Wilderness Loop is one of our favorite hikes we’ve ever done in Oregon. Out in this Eastern Oregon paradise, you’ll encounter crystal clear lakes, vibrant fields of wildflowers, ample opportunities to view wildlife, and sweeping views of the Blue Mountain Range.
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Tent Review

Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 is one of the lightest double-wall, 2-door tents on the market. This makes it ultralight, convenient, and easy to pitch. It also has more headroom than much of the competition due to its long brow pole that pulls out the sidewalls.
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm NXT Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Xtherm NXT Sleeping Pad Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XTherm NXT has one of the best warmth-to-weight ratios of any sleeping pad on the market, but is it worth the spendy price tag? We put the new Xtherm NXT to the test to see how it holds up to real-world conditions.
Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter System Review

Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter System Review

The Platypus QuickDraw MicroFilter System is similar to other popular squeeze filters on the market but stands out…
REI Co-op Flash 2 Tent Review

REI Co-op Flash 2 Tent Review

Spoiler alert: we really dig the REI Co-op Flash 2. This tent is ultralight, has a convenient design, and is very well-priced for the specs and quality. Read our full review to find out why this tent is earning high marks on our list of the Best Backpacking Tents.
40 Great Deals at REI’s 4th of July Sale 2023

40 Great Deals at REI’s 4th of July Sale 2023

The snow is melting and the parks are opening – it’s time to get outside! We’re just as stoked as you are for summer hiking and backpacking season, and REI has you covered with some great deals on gear to get you on the trail. REI’s 4th of July sale runs from June 23rd – July 4th. 
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite NXT Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite NXT Review

The Therm-a-Rest NeoAir XLite has been one of our favorite backpacking sleeping pads for years, and the best just got better with the introduction of the new XLite NXT version. This pad is still made with the high-quality construction that Therm-a-Rest is known for, but it’s warmer and much quieter than its predecessor.
REI Co-op Trailmade 2 Tent Review

REI Co-op Trailmade 2 Tent Review

The REI Co-op Trailmade 2 replaced one of REI’s best-selling tents, the Passage 2, earlier this year. With a similar design, a very affordable price point, and exceptional durability, we decided to put the new Trailmade to the test to see how it stacks up against the competition.
Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Father’s Day Gifts for Outdoorsy Dads

Father’s Day is the perfect time to show the dad in your life some extra love. We’ve put together a guide with the gifts we know our dads would love to receive.
REI Co-op Half Dome SL 2+ Tent Review

REI Co-op Half Dome SL 2+ Tent Review

The REI Half Dome SL 2+ is one of the absolute best value tents money can buy. It’s easy to set up, spacious, and made with high-quality materials, yet it costs significantly less than most tents in its class. We think one of the Half Dome’s best assets is its versatility – it’s large enough for car camping and light enough for backpacking.
60 Great Deals at REI’s Anniversary Sale

60 Great Deals at REI’s Anniversary Sale

It’s the most wonderful time of the year for all of us adventure seekers – REI’s Anniversary Sale! May 19th-29th is REI’s biggest sale of the year, and it includes deep discounts on some of our favorite backpacking, camping, and hiking gear.
How to Make Tasty Foil Packet Camping Meals – Recipes & Tips

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

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.
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