Backcountry hunters have high expectations of their gear. It must be light enough to carry for miles over rough country. It must be strong and versatile to endure for multiple trips. And it must be dead-nuts dependable, because there are no outlet stores above treeline.
Most backcountry hunters are so particular about their gear that shopping for them can be a nightmare. Many spouses and friends spring for a gift certificate instead of a specific product. But if that’s not your style, here are a dozen spot-on products that will answer a backcountry hunter’s specific, hardcore gear requirements.