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Backpacker (1-year auto-renewal)

3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)

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Issues: 9 issues / 12 months auto-renewal
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Backpacker magazine helps you get ready for your next outdoor adventure, while also inspiring you to start planning those once-in-a-lifetime camping and hiking trips you've dreamed about for years. From practical tips to motivating stories about major excursions, this magazine has everything the serious outdoor enthusiast needs and wants to know about hiking and backpacking. The primary focus is on out-of-the-way or unusual North American locations for backpacking and camping, but the magazine occasionally covers international trips and other human-powered outdoor activities, such as canoeing or cross-country skiing.

Whether you are a new camper or a backpacker with plenty of miles already behind you, you'll find plenty of interesting articles and columns in Backpacker magazine. Articles covering essential hiking and camping skills get you started quickly, while gear reviews help you keep up to date on the latest outdoor adventure technology. Taste-tested recipes make life on the trail more enjoyable, and advanced skill tips let you take your adventures to the next level.

The writing in Backpacker magazine is easy to understand and doesn't talk down to readers who are familiar with life in the backcountry. Articles are well researched, so you can rely on the information. Full-color photographs motivate and inspire you during the trip-planning phase, while detailed maps help you get an idea of the lay of the land before you go.

Whether you're interested in multi-day backcountry adventures or day hiking trips with a few friends, Backpacker magazine gives you the information you need to know to get on the trail and enjoy the wilderness.

Product Description

Magazine of wilderness travel offering practical "you can do it--here's how" advice to enjoy every trip. Filled with the best places, gear and information for all kinds of hiking and camping trips with fold-out maps and stunning color photography.

Backpacker publishes 9 issues a year in the months of March, April, May, June, Aug, Sept, Oct, November and Dec/Jan as a combined issue.


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Product Details

  • Format: Magazine
  • Shipping: Currently, item can be shipped only within the U.S.
  • Publisher: Active Interest Media
  • ASIN: B002BFZ9NA
  • Average Customer Review: 3.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (161 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #88 in Magazines (See Top 100 in Magazines)
  • This magazine subscription is provided by Active Interest Media

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Most Helpful Customer Reviews
112 of 118 people found the following review helpful
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This magazine used to be a great resource for hard core bakcpackers with articles about transcendent survival stories and epic backpacking opportunities all over the world. In the past couple years they have changed their format drastically and have focused on "regional" editions and over the top gadget and gear coverage for total gear-wonks.

Don't get me started on the useless monthly section entitled "Social Climber" where people write into to ask what's socially acceptable on the trail with regard to fashion and things of that nature. You are backpacking for crying out loud...who cares?

It seems to have lost some of its humanity and original vision. I have subscribed to this mag for about 10 years and I used to be able to read it cover to cover, now I am lucky if there is one or article worth reading.
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99 of 107 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Downhill May 26, 2008
By van-cab
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Like other reviewers have said, the content has gone downhill from informative articles on gear and places to go, to garbage that has nothing to do with backpacking. They sell out to gear companies, endorse shady gear companies ie: Big Sky, and the writing style almost requires you to have a.d.d. to read it ( tons of very short blurbs and "tips" thrown all over ).

To top it off, they have been sending me threatening letters to pay for issues they sent me after my subsription ended and I didn't renew it.
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33 of 33 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for the annual renewal at $40 / year! December 23, 2010
By JGF
Subscription Term Name:1 year
SYNAPSE - is a company that collects $40 each year to renew this subscription for Back Packer Magazine. There is no annual notification and since I was not the receiver of the magazine, I was unaware of it being continued, until I found the charge on my credit card statement.
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53 of 58 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Devious renewal policy September 2, 2008
By Randy
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This publication has gone to an assumed automatic renewal - with no choice by the subscriber. Since I didn't agree to this arrangement I didn't bother to respond. The next thing I knew, I was receiving a collection notice.
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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Obnoxious and harrasing subscription renewal phone calls December 30, 2009
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Over the past several weeks I have received up to three calls per day from Backpacker urging me to renew my subscription "now!". The frequency and tone of these calls have crossed the line into obnoxious harrassment. A number of the calls have occured minutes after I hung up on the previous call. I am letting my subscription end and am not renewing due to this rude and intrusive treatment from Backpacker. This is coming from someone who has been subscribing to the magazine for well over ten years!

Note that there is no Masthead on the magazine to tell the reader the structure of the organization, nor is there any contact point via e-mail except on the website and that is to Customer Service. I am sure all inquiries to Customer Service are given prompt attention when they are critical of Customer Service.

If this is Backpackers new method of securing subscription renewals, I am better off without it!
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34 of 38 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Gave me over to a Collection Agency May 11, 2008
Subscription Term Name:1 year
Just got a notice from a collection agency wanting money for a subscription I let expire. I'm not happy about this at all and needless to say I will never subscribe to Backpacker magazine again.
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19 of 20 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The only choice really July 5, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
No other outdoor magazine comes close to Backpacker to answer the questions of where to go and what to take. There are more destination suggestions in a year than one could ever visit in a lifetime, all with accompanying directions, notes, climate, visitation levels, etc.
When it comes to gear, the editors work hard to keep quality AND cost in mind and are careful to test less-well-known, but worthy brands. This is a departure from other outdoors mags that seem to sell recommendations to high retail price manufacturers. Backpacker even did a review of the gear available in large discount stores...
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21 of 23 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A 10 star publication August 24, 2002
Subscription Term Name:1 year
This is the most complete publication for any walker, hiker, backpacker that we have found and the August 2002 interview with Colin Fletcher reminded me of why we subscribe and look for each new issue with such intense anticipation.
The Departments are: Backtalk where readers provide their feedback, Signposts which deals with politics and social news stories of interest to the readers, Body Language which deals with mind body spirit aspects of the sport.
Wild Things which is subtitled The Nature of It All. Moveable Feast which deals with food and has some great recipes that are not only healthy but taste awesome. In the August issue they have a great Almond Bar recipe.
Week End Wilderness is the section where they list great week end outings in various parts of the country. Outfitting is all about clothing choices that make walking, hiking etc enjoyable and safe.
Get Out More 2002 is a section where readers share places they have hiked and what made it special. Know How is about what it says.......Skill techniques and tips. Like leaving the tent behind and saving the extra weight and sleeping under the stars in a better warm sleeping bag set-up. Backcountry is about tales from the trails.
The Special Section carries feature articles on backpacking and things like kayaking, snow trips, fishing and backpacking etc. As well as issues like new equipment and hidden away places for hiking that most people ignore.
It is simply the best magazine on the subject and one any serious hiker, walker, backpacker all seasons enthusiast will have in their home.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Great outdoors magazine. The articles can be a hit or miss, but the gear reviews are always on point.
Published 15 hours ago by Alberto Sias
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I purchased this for my son, who is a avid outdoorsman, he loves it. Just renewed.
Published 1 day ago by Lena G. Badgett
1.0 out of 5 stars Backpacker is a "Lightweight"
I cancelled my subscription, the magazine is loaded with ads....
Published 2 days ago by Jeffrey A. Hardman
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Don't think I'll reorder.
Published 3 days ago by Dana Gill
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
I began receiving my issues within a couple of weeks. Thank you!
Published 12 days ago by Kristin Henke
5.0 out of 5 stars Love it
Love this magazine
Published 12 days ago by Elizabeth
5.0 out of 5 stars Perfect for Hiking Newbs
I just became a subscriber and I'm amazed with how good this magazine is. I've only read one issue and I've learned so much. Read more
Published 13 days ago by Precious Lilywhite
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Brilliant became redundant and cancelled subscription
Published 25 days ago by Cinisterella
5.0 out of 5 stars they love to travel
Purchased for niece and her husband, they love to travel, they love the magazine.
Published 1 month ago by Michael L. Pettegrew
5.0 out of 5 stars Lots of good info
Even though I never go on long hikes I do go to a lot of state parks on photo trips and like to see what other parks and hikes are out there. Read more
Published 1 month ago by RJ from PH
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