By Active Interest Media

  • Category: Lifestyle
  • Release Date: 2010-12-16
  • Current Version: 1.2.2
  • Adult Rating: 9+
  • File Size: 55.51 MB
  • Developer: Active Interest Media
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later.
  • App Ratings:
    3.5/5 ( 939 Reviews)
  • Price:
BACKPACKER App Ratings: 3.5
From 939 Reviews

BACKPACKER App Description

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. • For the Active Interest Media and Backpacker Terms of Use, please go to Please contact us at if you have any questions.

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App Reviews

  • Poorly made app.

    By JaiSingh
    Doesn’t not work well on new phones. Text is huge and there is a ton of wasted screen space. Appears to be optimized for the iPhone 5.
  • One star generous

    By seattlety
    Despite the fact that I am a print & digital subscriber for years, app wont recognize and download issues the last few months. BACKPAKER magazine wake up and understand that ZINO, as a 3rd party curator of your digital presence, is failing you and your subscribers! This reflects very poorly on the publisher and could cause me to cancel altogether. Fix? Help?
  • Finally had enough

    By BryantMF
    App has always been pretty glitchy. But for the last year I have still been able to get the issues to download after enough opening and closing of the app, and restoring purchases. But the last update, (new user login) finally killed that ability. No amount of fiddling around seems to be able to get it to download. The next thing I'm doing after writing this is to cancel my subscription. It's just too much a waste of my time to be with it anymore.
  • Horrible

    By Scienceman1234
    especially when trying to update account info
  • My thoughts

    By hondo1965
    Love the magazine but the app still has issues - always have to restore my purchases. Not sure if this is a developer app issue or an Apple issue. Great articles and insight to hiking, survival and places to go. Considering doing both the app & print version next subscription renewal.
  • Don’t waste your time!

    By Tic'd
    As others have noted the app is a total waste. I have both the print and digital subscription. The app doesn’t allow me to read a digital magazine. I have called and texted technical support numerous times without ANY response. As far as I can tell, there is no technical support for the digital subscription - at least no one has responded to my emails. Such a shame that a great magazine like Backpacker allows this to occur. Really damages their brand!
  • Bad app

    By jgirardin85
    Love the magazine. App requires restoring purchases but doesn’t recognize your subscription.
  • Useless App

    By Reviewer82955
    As others have mentioned the app is absolutely worthless...can’t read articles (only ads) and doesn’t recognize active subscriptions.
  • App is horrible

    By Crashes a LOT
    I love the magazine, but the app is horrible. It always wants me to restore my purchases, even though I don’t need to. The only way to stop it is to delete the app and redownload it. After the app is updated or iOS is updated, it starts all over again.
  • Dissapointing

    By MDB70
    Been a loyal reader for many years. Moved to e-version over a year ago and only Ben able to read 1 issue. Never able to load or recognize my subscription. Guess I’ll go back to print but probably won’t subscribe and will only get a couple of issues here and there based on interest in specific content.