BEST BACKPACKING EQUIPMENT AT REI CO-OP
This backpacking equipment list is your shortcut to navigating the overwhelming amount of hiking gear available at REI Co-op. Within each category, we highlight a selection of trail-tested, lightweight picks that will improve your experience in the backcountry.
We have been reviewing hiking gear since 1999, and bring an ultralight perspective to our recommendations. Lighter weight is superior when functionality is otherwise equal.
But buyer beware! For each piece of lightweight gear on shelves, REI stocks a dozen midweight and heavyweight items. So let us help you maximize weight savings by guiding you straight to the best backpacking equipment. Happy shopping, happy trails, and happy hiking!
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Sawyer Squeeze is ubiquitous on any long-distance trail, as it is the most popular water filter. Tried, trusted, and true, this 3 oz water filter is a handy gift to anyone planning a backcountry trip.
The Sawyer Squeeze is a time-tested, on-the-go filtration system. This lightweight option is wonderful for personal use, providing great functionality on multi-day excursions and daily adventures in the backcountry.
When we’re backpacking, we tend to focus on two things: the beautiful scenery, and what we’re eating for dinner!