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BACKPACKER, the ultimate authority on hiking, camping, survival skills, and outdoor adventure is now available for iPad and iPhone. BACKPACKER will inspire you to discover new places and explore nature wherever you are in the world when you purchase a single copy or one of our subscription plans.

Backpacker Magazine subscription options and terms:
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.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.

What's New in Version 9.0

• Try before you buy. Preview our most popular articles, like this one: "America's Best Loop Hikes."
• Hiking trails, skills guides, gear reviews, and more in the palm of your hand—now available for iPhone.

Please contact us at if you have any questions.


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Customer Reviews

Not working for me on iPhone...

I've been a backpacker digital subscriber for a while and I've had no issues on my iPad. It works great, in fact. So I downloaded this new iPhone version and all it shows is the latest June 2015 issue as available to download. I tried to "Restore purchases" and all it does is STILL show just the one available issue. There doesn't seem any way to even view previous issues and it doesn't seem to recognize me as a subscriber. Not sure if it's backpacker or the newsstand app's fault. Someone please pay attention to this and fix it so we can actually use the app. When I downloaded it and opened it, I expected to see exactly what I see on my iPad because I am a current subscriber.


Awesome. So good to have this on iPhone. Formatting looks good too, still prefer iPad edition but this will ensure I read every page of convenience.

Doesn't open in News Stand app

Do not waste your money. The news stand app will not support this magazine. The magazine is in the app but it will not open. If you do a search for a solution, there are several posts about this same problem. It's not this magazine, it's a News Stand app issue.

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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Updated:
  • Version: 9.0
  • Size: 23.1 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 9+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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