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Backpacking Travel Gear


See reviews for the latest and greatest travel gear gadgets, toys, backpacks, and useful stuff that will make your travels more enjoyable! I would never recommend a piece of travel gear that I don't use myself or haven't personally put to the test.


Travel Survival Kit Travel Survival Kit

Greg shares what he’s currently carrying in his travel survival kit for Nepal.

Minuteman DLC Liberty Watch Review Minuteman DLC Liberty Watch Review

Review for the Minuteman MM02 DLC Liberty watch.

Guerrilla Packs Sniper Review Guerrilla Packs Sniper Review

Review for the Guerrilla Sniper Daypack

Dorcy Headlamp Review Dorcy Headlamp Review

A review of two Dorcy LED headlamps.

Voltaic Fuse Solar Charger Review Voltaic Fuse Solar Charger Review

Read a review for the Voltaic Fuse Solar Charger — an interesting piece of gear for charging electronics while in the field.

Review for the PurifiCup Water Filter Review for the PurifiCup Water Filter

A review of the PurifiCup water filtration system.

Grand Trunk Hammock Review Grand Trunk Hammock Review

Review for the Grand Trunk Double Hammock.

Choosing the Best Travel Backpack Choosing the Best Travel Backpack

Use this size chart and expert advice for choosing the best backpack.

Build a Homemade Alcohol Stove Build a Homemade Alcohol Stove

Detailed instructions and photos for how to build a lightweight, backpacking alcohol stove.

Review for the Gobi Gear Hoboroll Review for the Gobi Gear Hoboroll

A unique new product that makes packing easier for lightweight backpacking travelers.

Overboard Waterproof Backpack Review Overboard Waterproof Backpack Review

A review of the Overboard waterproof backpack. Find out how to win one! – by Greg Rodgers