From an overnighter to a multiday trip, there is a world of adventure on the trail. The key? The right stuff. Since you’ll be carrying all your essentials, backpacking gear needs to be lightweight, easily packable, and highly functional if it’s going to perform well in the wilderness.
But don’t worry: We’ve combed through the latest releases and picked out nine pieces of backpacking gear that will make any backwoods adventurer well-equipped. See below for our recs, and check out our backpacking itineraries.PLAN YOUR ADVENTURE: 3 WILD WALKS FOR HIKERS