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The Best Backpacking Gear for Men to Get You on the Trail in 2019

Finding the right backpacking gear doesn’t have to be complicated, but you do have to make sure you have the basics though like hiking boots, backpack, sleeping bag, and a tent.

It doesn’t have to cost a fortune either. This list is a good starting point for everything you need. The gear we recommend is solid and relatively lightweight. You can go lighter but more expensive, or less expensive but heavier. Used gear swaps can also boast awesome deals. Whatever your price range, get out and explore!

See the full list by Ross Collicutt on The Manual's website here.

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We don’t boss you around, we are simply here to bring some authenticity and understanding to all that enriches our lives on a daily basis.

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