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Cooler weather means less crowds, crisp air, and maybe even snow. Extend your backpacking season with 4-season tents, insulated jackets, warm sleeping bags and more.Shop cold-weather backpacking
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Pack these ten items every time you venture into the outdoors and you’ll be better prepared for almost any emergency.Shop the ten essentials
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You can’t beat the hands-free lighting convenience of headlamps. Learn about beam distance, light output, run time and more.
On an outdoor adventure, satellite messengers and PLBs are the best options for sending distress signals. Find out which is best for you.
Learn about R-value, a standard test measurement that lets you easily compare the warmth rating of major sleeping pad brands.
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Backpacking gear at REI
There’s something freeing about hitting the trail, trekking poles in hand, with all the backpacking gear you need in your backpack. Whether you head out solo or with friends, don’t forget to bring the backpacking essentials – backpacking food, bivy sacks, headlamps and more – that will turn your next night under the stars into a perfect adventure.