Reviews about the second edition of The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide are being posted around the web. So far, very good.
- Amazon: 4.8/5, 10 reviews
- Goodreads: 4.8/5, 5 reviews
- AndrewSkurka.com: 5/5, 6 reviews (some website reader bias, perhaps)
It’s more fun to read the reviews though:
“Just wow! So worth the price in gear savings alone. Don’t buy any gear until you read this. Hands down, your best investment starts here.” — verified Amazon customer
“This 2nd edition continues to provide the clearest thinking about backpacking for hikers of all ability levels.” — Tommy Hayes, on Goodreads
“This is a truly comprehensive guide written by a well-travelled adventurer who methodically tells you everything you need to know to maximize your enjoyment outdoors. Personalities are taken into account, weight weenies to kitchen sink carriers are welcomed, and this book literally covers the gamut of what tools and techniques are needed to have both a successful and safe trip.” — Kovas Palubinskas of Midwest Basecamp.
And a new favorite that just came through tonight, from David Noll:
“You could research a multitude of expert hiker’s websites on recommended gear lists, but they still wouldn’t comprehensively provide the insight in a more thorough and attainable method than Mr. Skurka’s new edition to his book. It’s like The Wine Bible for serious and beginner backpackers alike. Picture America’s Test Kitchen and how much insight it has provided for the home cook. That’s what The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide (2nd Edition) can do for backpacking enthusiasts.”