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Our goal is to make backcountry travel easier, safer, and more enjoyable for everyone. We hope to inspire adventure and promote wilderness conservation through skill-based tutorials, comprehensive trip guides, and in-depth gear reviews.

BEST backpacking TENTS

Packing a top-notch tent is one of the best ways to increase comfort, safety, and enjoyment on backcountry trips. Here's our list of the Best Backpacking Tents.


Looking for that deep trail sleep? Then snuggle up with one of the Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags on the market.


Nobody likes waking up with numb hips. Get the restful trail sleep you’ve earned with one of the Best Sleeping Pads.

Best Hiking Shoes

Hiking shoes (men’s / women’s) offer a great balance between weight, water protection, durability, and comfort for long miles on the trail.

Best Hiking Boots

Boots (men’s / women’s) offer solid ankle support, robust waterproofing, and excellent durability for rugged adventures.

Best Backpacks

If you're planning to hit the trail this year, you’ll probably want one of these bad boys on your back. Here's our list of the Best Backpacks.


Our Top Picks page is reserved for our personal favorite backpacking gear. When we hit the trail, this is what we carry in our packs.

Best Camping Tents

Choosing a tent that is comfortable, spacious, and easy to setup can make or break a camping trip. Here’s our list of the Best Camping Tents.

Best Tent Stakes

Tent stakes are some of the smallest, but most important items in your outdoor kit. Your tent stakes will secure your shelter through high winds and driving rain, so it’s critical to have a set you can trust.

Best Daypacks

A solid daypack should be a staple of every outdoor enthusiast's gear collection. Ranging from minimalist to fully featured, we bring you our trail-tested Best Daypacks.

澳洲幸运10官方开奖直播平台 Best Camping Sleeping Bags

Don’t let an uncomfortable night ruin your trip. It’s easy to get restful sleep outdoors with the right sleeping bag.

Best Camping Mattresses

Camping is all about relaxing and sleeping under the stars. The right camping mattress can be a real game changer.

Best Pillows

Because getting good trail sleep is crucial, we’ve researched, field tested, and narrowed this list down to the Best Backpacking & Camping Pillows.


A steamy cup of java on a crisp, quiet morning is just about the perfect start to any day in the wilderness. So pick up one of the Best Backpacking Stoves and make that moment happen. 

Best Camping Stoves

There are lots of excellent stoves on the market to make your culinary adventures a success, but not all camp chefs have the same needs. We’ve been boiling and sautéing up a storm in our outdoor kitchen to bring you this list of the best camping stoves on the market.

Best Backpacking Cookware

Our team of wilderness experts has used dozens of cooksets to make hundreds of meals on trails all over the world. To create this list, we thoroughly analyzed the backpacking cookware industry and field tested the very best products on the market.

Best Camping Cookware

We love cooking outdoors. Food just tastes better when you’re surrounded by nature and fresh air, especially after an action-packed day. But to make the deliciousness happen, it takes a great set of cookware.

Best Down Jackets

Down jackets are lightweight, packable, and highly efficient at trapping body heat. For those reasons (along with pure coziness), they’ve become our most beloved pieces of clothing for hiking and everyday wear.

Best Rain Jackets

Whatever your pleasure; walking, running, biking, or hiking - being equipped with the right mindset and a quality rain jacket will empower you to seize any opportunity to get outdoors, regardless of the forecast.


A trusty pair of rain pants should be in every outdoor adventurer's gear arsenal. Not only will they keep you dry when the skies open up, but they’ll also cut the wind and hold in valuable body heat to keep you safe and warm in the backcountry.

Best Fleece Jackets

We consider a fleece jacket an essential part of our clothing system when conditions are wet and cold. Fleece is warm yet breathable, comfortable, and extremely versatile for layering.


Staying hydrated and avoiding parasites in the backcountry is critical. We explain the key differences of each water treatment method and share our personal favorites in our list of the Best Water Filters

Best Headlamps

With all the technical data to sift through and seemingly endless choices on the market, it can be a real challenge to figure out what to buy. We researched and tested dozens of headlamps to put together this list of this year’s Best Headlamps.


It can be a little overwhelming to find the perfect pair of hiking pants. In this guide, we break down all of the best features from articulated knees to zip-off legs.

Best Women's Hiking Pants

Best Women’s Hiking Pants

A good pair of hiking pants should be functional and durable. It certainly doesn’t hurt if they have a flattering fit too. We’ll give you the inside scoop in our Best Women’s Hiking Pants Guide.

Best men’s Hiking Shorts

The CleverHiker team has worn dozens of different shorts on hikes all over the world, so it’s safe to say we’ve become experts on the subject over the years. Read on to find your new favorite pair of hiking shorts.

Best Women’s Hiking Shorts

We prefer to hike in shorts for most of our adventures since they make it easier to stay cool and allow for a full range of movement.

Best Base Layers

Thermoregulation is a key part of staying safe and comfortable in the backcountry. We consider base layers to be some of the most important items in an outdoor clothing system.

Best Sun Shirts

It’s no secret that too much sun exposure is bad for your skin, but no one likes lathering up in greasy sunscreen before hitting the trail. A sun shirt provides better coverage than lotion, stays effective the whole time you’re out, and won’t add any extra weight to your pack.

Best Hiking Socks

It’s normal to experience some foot aches and pains after long days of hiking, but we’ve found that wearing quality socks makes a big difference in how long we can keep our feet comfortable and in good shape on trail.


Take your backcountry chillin' game to the next level with one of the Best Backpacking Hammocks.

Best Camping Chairs

Not all camping chairs are created equal, so we compared the most popular and top-rated chairs on the market and made this list to help you find the perfect portable chair for your needs.

Best Backpacking Chairs

Tired of sitting in the dirt? Elevate your next backpacking trip with a minimalist seat that makes break time and chilling in camp more comfortable.

Best Trekking Poles

Trekking poles can add a lot of stability and comfort to your hike. We tested dozens of trekking poles to narrow the list down in terms of durability, comfort, weight and value to determine this year's Best Trekking Poles.

Best Water Bottles

Water bottles. We all use them, but many of us don’t really put much thought into it. We just use whatever vessel is laying around. If you’re still sipping from that banged up old bottle you've had for a decade, it might be time for an upgrade.

Best Hydration Bladders

Best Hydration Bladders

Hydration bladders all serve the same basic purpose: convenient hydration on the go. But there are some key differences to look for that'll help you determine which one will fit with your lifestyle.

Best Hydration Packs

Our team of outdoor gear experts has analyzed the market and done extensive field-testing to narrow down this list of the very best hydration packs and reservoirs out there.

Best Backpacking Food

Your backcountry meal plan should balance weight, nutritional value, caloric density, and convenience. We outline critical considerations and our favorite food choices in our Best Lightweight Backpacking Food Guide.

Best Freeze Dried Meals

Best Freeze Dried Meals

Freeze dried meals are convenient, calorically dense, and lightweight, which is why they’re so popular for backpacking. Some are better than others though, and we’re happy to share our opinion in our Best Freeze Dried Meals Guide.


There’s nothing like sipping a steaming, hot cup of coffee in a scenic outdoor setting. We tested the best instant coffee and coffee makers on the market for camping, backpacking, and travel to make it easy for you to find the right one for your adventure style.

Best Coolers


Tasty food, cold drinks, and the great outdoors - the perfect trifecta! Whether you’re heading out for a picnic or a full-blown expedition, a quality cooler makes all the difference. We rounded up a bunch of the best coolers and put them to the test.

Best Winter Coats

When the temperature drops and rain, snow, and wind start to howl, you'll want a winter coat you can trust to keep you warm and dry. We put a ton of hard work into finding and testing the best winter coats on the market to make it easy to find one that’s right for you.

Best women’s Winter Coats

When the temperature drops and rain, snow, and wind start to howl, you'll want a winter coat you can trust to keep you warm and dry. We put a ton of hard work into finding and testing the best women’s winter coats on the market to make it easy to find one that’s right for you.

Best Winter Gloves

We tested a range of gloves from lightweight liners to heavily-insulated mitts for snowsports. We assessed them for warmth, comfort, and value to bring you this list of the best winter gloves on the market.

Best Travel Backpacks

We love travelling - every detail of it. Yes, even the airports and even packing. Pairing down the essentials into one single bag can be fun and freeing as long as you have the right gear and the right travel backpack to pack it in.

Best Duffel Bags

A good duffel bag can be infinitely useful for travel, camping, storage, and so much more. Whether you need a convenient way to tote bulky items or you’re in a hurry to get out the door and need to throw an overnight bag together, a duffel makes packing quick and easy.

Best Fanny Packs

Fanny packs may have been considered a fashion faux-pas at one point, but nowadays it seems like we don’t make it a mile down the trail without seeing a few hikers rocking one of these versatile little bags.

Best Dog Backpacks

There’s nothing like venturing into the backcountry with your best four-legged buddy. But dogs can require quite a bit of extra gear to keep them happy and healthy on the trail. A dog backpack will not only take the weight off your back, but it can also give them a fun job to do.

Best Dog Boots

Dog boots are a great way to protect your pup’s paws from hot surfaces, abrasive terrain, and the uncomfortable buildup of ice and sand.

Best Pocket Knives

A trusty pocket knife will come in handy for both the ordinary and the unexpected. Whether you’re springing to action in an emergency situation or just need an easy way to open packaging, you’ll feel confident knowing you’re equipped with a reliable blade whenever you need it.

Best Multitools

There's nothing quite as satisfying as having just the tool you need for a job, right when and where you need it. Multitools turn a whole box of big, clunky gadgets into a small, portable device so you're prepared for any task.

Best First Aid Kits

We never venture into the wilderness without at least a basic first aid kit. A small selection of supplies and some know-how will help you manage injuries or illnesses that crop up on the trail with confidence, so you can go further and stay out longer.

Best GPS Watches

Whether you're looking for a mapping device, an advanced watch for marathon training, or a simple tracker to help you get in touch with your habits, we've got you covered. We did all the research and testing for you, so you can easily find the best GPS watch for your needs.

Best Power Banks

Electronics are essential items in many hikers’ backpacks, so getting the best power bank to keep them going on trail is really important. Most hikers carry a smartphone, but you may also have things like wireless headphones, a rechargeable headlamp, and a fitness watch that need to be charged.

Best Snowshoes

Snowshoeing is one of our all-time favorite winter activities.  The trails are less crowded, the air is crisp, and there’s a certain silence you don’t experience during other seasons. We’ve spent countless hours researching and breaking trail on all types of snowy terrain to bring you this list of the best snowshoes on the market.

Best Traction Devices

When you start looking for the perfect spikes for your snowy adventures, you’ll quickly find that there are an overwhelming number of options out there. Our team of gear experts tested all the best chains and studs on the market to make finding exactly what you need a breeze.

Best Budget Tents

We put together this list to showcase some solid budget tents that strike a good balance between cost, weight, weather protection, and durability. If you’re on a tight budget or new to backpacking, check out our Best Budget Tents of the year.

Best Ultralight Tents

A backpacking tent will be among the heaviest items you carry on wilderness adventures, so it’s a good place to cut down on weight. If you’re an ultralight backpacker or a long distance thru-hiker an ultralight tent can be a great choice. 

Best Running Vests

Whether you’re a weekend jogger or a seasoned racer training for your next ultramarathon, a running hydration vest can help you stay happy, healthy, and hydrated on the trail.


We explore several key differences in women-specific gear. Check out some of our favorite items in our guide to the Best Backpacking Gear for Women.


Many people are making the switch from plastic to glass water bottles for the health of the environment and their bodies. Check out this list of our favorite glass water bottles to elevate your water drinking experience. 


Adventure gifts are the best kind, and the gifts listed in our Gift Guide are can’t-miss recommendations for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, and camping.


The CleverHiker Gear Guide is a compilation of the very best backpacking Tents, Backpacks, Sleeping Bags, Stoves, Water Filters and a whole lot more. Use these exceptional tools to increase camp comfort and decrease trail weight. 


We've built over 30 instructional backpacking videos in two series - Essential Trail Skills & Lightweight Backpacking Foundations. Our focus is building educational resources to help backpackers of all levels feel more comfortable in the wilderness.