Gear Buying Advice
There is such a great variety of outdoor gear available, it can be a challenge
to determine exactly what you need and what you dont need. Furthermore,
each product category (e.g., backpacks, tents, etc.) also offers such a
big selection of models and features that it can become confusing and difficult
to choose what the best item is for your needs.
Fortunately, advice from hiking professionals and from the articles below can help:
a Backpack from the fine folks at Gorp.
and Loading Your Backpack from LL Bean.
Fast facts about back packs interesting tidbits about packs.
a Tent from GORP.
to look for in a three-season tent from GORP.
Selecting a Winter-Worthy Tent from GORP.
Boot Basics from GORP.
on choosing hiking boots from LL Bean.
a Sleeping Bag from GORP.
Bag Temperature Ratings from GORP.
Backcountry Beds from GORP.
Technical Outerwear from GORP.
to Pick Rain Gear from Backpacker.com.
on buying rain gear from GORP.
Other Camping Gear
Buying a Camp Stove from GORP.
Gear Review Pages
The following pages all have reviews of specific backpacks, tents, hiking
boots and shoes, sleeping bags, and other outdoor gear:
also offers some good tips on selecting outdoor gear.