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BACKPACKER brings the outdoors straight to the reader's doorstep, inspiring and enabling them to go more places and enjoy nature more often. The authority on active adventure, BACKPACKER is the world's first GPS-enabled™ magazine and website. And with the iPad, we're bringing our outdoor expertise right to the palm of your hand.

Here are the details of the Backpacker Magazine subscription offer:
Annual 12 Month Subscription (9 issues): $14.99
Monthly subscription: $1.99/month (1 issue)
Single Issue: $3.99; Annual Gear Guide: $6.99
• Payment will be charged to iTunes Account at confirmation of purchase
• Subscription automatically renews unless auto-renew is turned off at least 24-hours before the end of the current period
• Account will be charged for renewal within 24-hours prior to the end of the current period. The cost of renewal for an annual subscription is $14.99. The cost of renewal for a monthly subscription is $1.99/month.
• Subscriptions may be managed by the user and auto-renewal may be turned off by going to the user’s Account Settings after purchase
• No cancellation of the current subscription is allowed during active subscription period
• For the Active Interest Media and Backpacker Privacy Policy, please go to
• Any unused portion of a free trial period, if offered, will be forfeited when the user purchases a subscription to that publication

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What's New in Version 8.1

Bug fixes

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Customer Reviews

Old iPad, no more Backpacker

My iPad cannot run the new iOS, and therefore I cannot update to this version of this app. When I try to download the March issue I get a message that it works only with this new app version. So, I have a subscription and am unable to read the magazine. Very disappointed.

Only works for iPad (not iPhone)

If you’re using an iPad for this magazine…awesome! I’m moving from a big, heavy iPad to my lighter iPhone 6 Plus. Unfortunately, Backpacker Magazine’s app will not work with iPhone. Disappointing...

Excellent app

An occasional minor glitch, but overall, excellent

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  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 8.1
  • Size: 9.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:
Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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