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With over 15 years of internet presence, (BGT) is the premiere source for online backpacking, hiking and camping gear reviews. BGT proudly offers the most comprehensive interactive gear reviews and tests on the planet.

  • Our gear tests:  over four months a diverse trio of testers, in real-life backpack settings, evaluate and report on manufacturer provided product.
  • Our owner reviews:  individual evaluations are based on personal gear with significant field experience.

BGT reports are valuable to hikers seeking to make educated decisions about gear purchases and use, and to manufacturers seeking evaluations from third party sources for recommendations, as well as research and development feedback.

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Product tested and reviewed in each Formal Test Report has been provided free of charge by the manufacturer to Upon completion of the Test Series the writer is permitted to keep the product. Owner Reviews are based on product owned by the reviewer personally unless otherwise noted.

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