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Staff Picks 2023
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Our staff selects their favorite hiking, backpacking, and other backcountry gear that they’ve used in 2023 – the next edition of our infamous Staff Picks!

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Episode 90 | Alpaca Wool Baselayers
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In today’s episode of the Backpacking Light podcast we’re going to talk about four season tents, a new ABC watch that could dethrone the Garmin Fenix, and alpaca wool fabrics used for next-to-skin base layer apparel.

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Publisher’s Gear Guide Update (Nov ’23)
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The Publisher’s Gear Guide has been updated. This gear guide contains recommendations in various categories by Backpacking Light Publisher and Founder Ryan Jordan. This is the gear he actually chooses to use on his own trips.

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Garmin Epix Watch
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Gear reviews from our staff and members, buy/sell used, shopping tools, and more about the Garmin epix Pro (Gen 2) Sapphire Edition.

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Coros Apex 46mm Multisport GPS Watch (Black/Grey)
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I have a gently used Coros Apex 46mm multisport GPS watch for sale. I purchased this watch in July of 2020 for $349. It was only used on day hikes…

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Coros Apex Multisport GPS Watch – 46mm / Black & Grey
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I am selling my Coros Apex GPS Watch. It has worked flawlessly when used, but I just don’t use it that often anymore. It holds a very long charge and…

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WTB- Garmin Fenix 6S Pro in Black
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Looking to increase my endurance and would like a Garmin Fenix 6S Pro to help track my progress.

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Garmin Forerunner 945
Gear Swap

I have upgraded to the Forerunner 955 Solar- the Forerunner 945 is in excellent condition.

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***Garmin Fenix 5X Plus***
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Up for sale is a Fenix 5X Plus | 51mm | Orange band – works perfectly, just not a watch guy. Will pay US shipping Please use PayPal Friends and Family at…

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Garmin Fenix 5x Plus Sapphire
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Selling my Garmin Fenix 5x Plus Sapphire for $250 OBO. Good condition, but there is slight scratching at the top of the bezel (not the screen, the screen is sapphire…

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TWO Fitbit Charge 2s
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These were bought for full price ($180) back in early 2018.  One was used once and is missing the setup book (instructions are on the Fitbit website).  The other was…

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How to Manage Electronics and Batteries in the Backcountry (Member Q&A)
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Considerations for managing backcountry electronics including portable battery packs, batteries in cold temperatures, headlamps, cameras, satellite communicators, fitness watches, smartphones, and more.

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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music watch
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Garmin Forerunner 645 Music watch, black/slate. This replaced a Venu AMOLED for running, didn’t use it backpacking. Very good condition. About 2 years old or so. $225 plus shipping

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Garmin Venu AMOLED watch
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Garmin Venu AMOLED watch. This is not the newest version. I think I bought it in 2019. Used as a running watch, still in very good condition. $110 plus shipping

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FS: Trail Blaze Premium 60 ft. Slackline
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Selling a brand new, never used or removed from stuff sack Trail Blaze Premium 60 ft slack line. Everything needed is included in this kit. Selling with shipping included via…

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Suunto 9 Peak GPS watch- like new condition
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Newly released Suunto 9 Peak in Birch White Titanium. This is a great GPS watch, light and tough. Watch is 53 g, charger is 20 g. It has a barometric…

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Book: Training for the New Alpinism
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US shipping via media mail included. Will send a PayPal invoice to the buyer.

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Garmin Fenix Series Watches
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The Garmin Fenix Series is our pick for full-featured outdoor watches with reliable fitness tracking. Most models include GPS navigation and tracking of mileage and elevation, combined with heart rate…

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Garmin HRM-Pro Heart Rate Monitor
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For more accurate tracking of heart rate and motion while training, we recommend the Garmin HRM-Pro Heart Rate Monitor combined with a Garmin Fenix Series watch. This is an essential…

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