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Page Type: Gear Review

Object Title: Backpacker

Manufacturer: Active Interest Media

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Page By: Alpinist

Created/Edited: Mar 31, 2008 / Apr 1, 2008

Object ID: 5201

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Product Description

Backpacker Magazine is an American publication that primarily focuses on hiking and backpacking in North America. The magazine covers a variety of topics related to outdoor adventure, such as those listed below.

• Overviews of wilderness destinations throughout N.A.
• Tips on outdoor skills, training and technique
• Gear reviews

Mission Statement:
We inspire and enable people to enjoy the outdoors by providing the most trusted and engaging information about backcountry adventure in North America.

2520 55th Street, Suite 210
Boulder, CO 80301

Website: http://www.backpacker.com/

Subscritpions: http://www.backpacker.com/subservices/

Cost: $14.95 (US)

Publisher: Active Interest Media

Publishing frequency: 9 issues annually, one of which is the Gear Guide (March)

Circulation: 340,000 (2008)

First Published: 1973



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AlpinistLike the name says...

Voted 5/5

This is an awesome magazine for people who like to backpack and explore the great outdoors. The articles are well written and interesting. Each month the magazine highlights different wilderness destinations around the continent. I enjoy reading about new places to go and looking at their beautiful photos.

Both novice and more advanced outdoor enthusiasts should find the tips and techniques very informative. They include useful suggestions for a wide variety of topics such as cross training, medical advice, ways to reduce pack weight, wildlife tips, and camp recipes.

Lastly, I find their gear reviews and their Gear Guide (March edition) in particular to be very useful.
Posted Apr 2, 2008 9:36 am

theflyingmountaineerGreat mag!

Hasn't voted

I'm a subscriber, and I don't plan on canceling any time soon! Gear reviews, destinations, training tips... they've got it all and they present it well.
Posted Jul 11, 2008 11:57 pm

mtybumpoGood Read

Voted 5/5

Backpacker usually has some great articles in it. Lots of good advice and the gear reviews are great!
Posted Jul 17, 2008 1:43 pm

imzadiGood info

Voted 4/5

Got a free copy of this from Eastern Mountain Sports. Wasn't really interested until I opened it up and looked at it. Now I've got a subscription to it. As a "newbie" to the great sport of hiking/backpacking...I find it has a lot of info for me...and stuff I'll use later. Hope to be able (when the kids get older) to travel to some of the spots that they highlight.
Posted Sep 9, 2008 1:15 pm

Alex WoodGreat Magazine

Hasn't voted

Lots of good info and adventures. Definately worth your time.
Posted Dec 3, 2008 8:54 pm

silversummitGood basic hiking and backpacking magazine

Hasn't voted

I have some of the original year issues and I would still subscribe if we didn't have the Internet ;)

As others have mentioned, my favorite sections even today are the Gear Reviews and focus articles on Best Place to Hike etc. I subscribe to their online newsletter so I just go online and read what I want.
Posted Jan 30, 2009 5:31 pm

stinkycheezman33love it.

Voted 5/5

recently subscribed after years of telling myself i was going to. i can't believe i didn't spend the money sooner (not that it is all that much money...)

this mag is totally jampacked full of useful information on places to go, things to see, what to wear and food!
Posted Mar 12, 2009 10:35 pm

Brian CNice to read

Voted 5/5

I really enjoyed just flipping through this magazine and managed to get several ideas from it over the years. It has a lot to offer and is pretty cheap. I wish that they would stop calling me to renew though!!!
Posted Feb 20, 2011 9:37 am

Scarp172Good Read

Voted 5/5

I look forward to gear review (and price list) issue every year. They always have good gear reviews and some of the articles are good reads. I also enjoy the 'scenario' pages (You're stranded on a mountaintop in a snow storm: do A) try to find your footsteps or B) dig a snow cave and wait for the storm to die down?) They can be a lot of fun and I find myself reading them out loud to my family like quiz game.
Posted Mar 28, 2011 6:53 pm

Andrew Rankinegreat mag

Voted 5/5

This magazine is awesome! It has a lot of good info on trails. Great photography as well.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 11:52 am

Andrew Rankinegreat mag

Voted 5/5

This magazine is awesome! It has a lot of good info on trails. Great photography as well.
Posted Jan 19, 2012 11:53 am

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