In reading any number of backpacking blogs, a person will quickly discover that there is not much consensus on any product in the backpacking and camping world, even backpacking food! Each backpacker has his own personal affinities regarding packs, tents, sleeping bags and stoves, so it is difficult to determine what brands or types of gear are considered the ‘best’ backpacking gear overall.
That said, there are some general things that every backpacker looks for in certain types of gear. These are the things that novice backpackers should keep in mind when shopping for backpacking gear. The best backpacking gear in every area is the kind that works best for that particular backpacker in those particular conditions.
The first recommendation for beginning backpackers is to try out different types and brands of gear first before purchasing any in order to see what works for them. They can do this by borrowing gear from friends and family members who …Continue reading