On a budget but still want to be comfortable and safe on your outdoors adventures? Here's a guide to what you need to spend money on, what you don't and how to find effective clothing, tools, boots, bags and whatnot on a budget.
Don't be this guy. Carrying a backpack so large that it extends over your head and outside the width of your back makes for a long, arduous day on the trail. Instead, choose what you need wisely, then pack the bag efficiently for a lighter, more comfortable load. Here's how.
We believe in packing light whenever possible. However, some adventures require more stuff. Whether you're climbing Denali or trekking through the rainforest carrying tons of camera gear, you'll need an expedition pack. We tested the two most popular ones available across Norway, Iceland and on a 185-mile hike through… »
Everyone wants to live forever. Or at the very least, leave something behind that will last. In some ways, that's the most basic driving force behind graffiti: I was here. Paint washes away, but rock carvings, on the other hand, have a considerably longer half life.
Durable, waterproof, and comfortable, the ultralight, Cuben Fiber Hyperlite Mountain Gear Southwest 3400 weighs just 2 lbs, but sacrifices zero performance. It's hands down the best backpacking bag you can buy. http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/help-chris-see... »
Want to strap on a pair of boots and head for the mountains? Here's what to take with you, what to leave at home and how to find your way there. »
Want to take your little buddy on adventures? Then you'll need a strong, durable and, most importantly, comfortable dog backpack. This Ruffwear Approach may be the best option available. http://indefinitelywild.gizmodo.com/how-to-take-yo... »
In the U.S. most of us are lucky enough to have never lived in a combat zone or area of extreme violence where our personal safety is always at risk. But this backpack was designed for that scenario. The Rhino Skin pack is made of Kevlar and is meant to protect vital organs against flying debris created by an… »
Some mornings I open my email and I receive something incredible like this: the awesome contents of Steve Wozniak's backpack. What you see above (click to expand) is just his charging setup—there's even more! Here's Woz to explain it himself—J. »
You know when LEDs are really cool? When they're saving your life. You know when backpack covers are cool? When you're getting soaked and they're keeping your gear dry. Respro's P15 Chevron is a sweet combination of the two. »
Lugging all the sweet gear that makes life more convenient around the city becomes the source of its own headaches. Your bag is heavy, uncomfortable, and hideous. This new Incase bag should help with the last bit at least. »
Ori Levin designed a full sized canoe that's completely collapsable and can be stored in a bag that's only 5 x 9 x 28 inches big. Basically, you can have a boat in your backpack. »
With the fall semester approaching, incoming freshmen have a difficult choice: keep using the same backpack from high school or take that first tenuous step towards responsibility with real backpack. Sorry, JanSport. I've moved on to Hex. »
Shortly after the year's Halloween festivities had ended, this adorable little guy discovered that some dude had absconded with his superhero backpack. Adding insult to injury, it contained his hard-earned Halloween candy and his PSP. Listen to him tell it... »