What (tent / sleeping bag / backpack / etc.) do you recommend?
"I'm looking for..."
Gear research can be daunting, here are a few resources that may help:
- Guide's Gear Recommendations. This article featured the gear we recommend for our Wilderness Adventures participants. The focus of these recommendations is on versatility in a wide range of conditions, durability, and value.
- Staff Picks. Here is a collection of gear that our staff actually uses and recommends, and another set of recommendations curated specifically by Backpacking Light's publisher Ryan Jordan.
- Gear you can buy at REI. We've put together a specific list of gear available at REI, so REI members can capitalize on REI's dividend benefits.
- Gear Reviews, Gear Guides, and State of the Market Reports are available and represent a core part of what we publish here at Backpacking Light.
- Research what others are doing on the forums (especially the Gear Forums).
- Post your question on the forums. Our community's collective knowledge is vast and they can share their experiences and recommendations with you.