Gear Advice

 

Expert Advice on outdoor gear

What to Bring and What to Buy

Get advice on what to bring on your next outdoor adventure, as well as buying and fitting tips from our experts.

Having the right gear is just the start. AMC offers a number of outdoor skills programs that will teach you to be smart and safe in the backcountry.

AMC recommends that hikers and backpackers follow the hikeSafe Hiker Responsibility Code.

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