The HOKA Speedgoat 4 and the Challenger ATR 6 might look similar, but we put them head to head to see which is the best pick for you. And we compare both to Altra Lone Peaks and Olympus shoes.
Our camp coffee is delicious! Try our pour over coffee method to make your next backpacking coffee and be pleasantly surprised!
The Showa Temres 282 Gloves are warm, waterproof, breathable, and comfortable, making them the perfect backpacking glove. We’ve used ours from Alaska to Patagonia with very good results. Hands down this is our #1 pick for gloves!
The Outdoor Research Helium Rain Jacket and Pants may well be the best deal on the market. Their latest update features Pertex Diamond Fuse fabric, making them up to five times more tear-resistant and twice as abrasion-resistant! They blow most ultralight rain gear out of the water!
The WanderLuxe Hammock Ultralight Kit is an ultralight, complete hammock camping setup, including bug net hammock, tarp, suspension, and stakes. If you want the very lightest and best hammock kit on the market—including a high-tech tarp and premium insulation with the top and bottom quilts—the WanderLuxe is the only game in town.
Get the Best Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals From Top Cottage Ultralight Backpacking Brands. Hikers and backpackers can be very tricky to shop for and many hold their gear to the highest possible standard. That’s why we’ve hand picked a selection of the lightest, smartest, & most innovative pieces of hiking gear that even the most trail-savvy adventurer would be stoked to buy — be it for yourself or give to a special hiker. Happy shopping!
The Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX Jacket is an excellent choice for a light, warm, and weather resistant insulating jacket. It can do double duty as both a mid-layer and a in-camp or rest stop insulating jacket. Finally at this weight, compressibility, warmth & cost it makes a compelling argument that is the equal or better to many down jackets.
The Hammock Gear Burrow Quilt may well be the best deal on the market for getting a good night’s sleep in the backcountry. It blows most ultralight sleeping bags out of the water, costing 1/2 or less of a similarly rated down sleeping bag.
The Enlightened Equipment Revelation 20 is one of the most popular backpacking quilts in the entire backpacking market for a very good reason. Along with the very similar Enlightened Equipment Enigma it’s our top pick for a backpacking quilt.
Backpacking with a partner? Try these tips for couples backpacking gear & ultralight backpacking gear to make your shared trip the best!
7 Wildfire Safety Tips for Hiking and Backpacking. Be sure you have the proper knowledge, equipment, and navigational resources be safe!
The Big Three: tent, backpack & sleeping bag are expensive. The Free Three can shave tons of pack weight without spending a dime.