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 ( 920 Reviews)
  • Price:
BACKPACKER App Ratings: 3.5
From 920 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

  • 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.
  • Don’t waste your money

    By MTtrout
    Have subscribed to Backpacker for years. No more. As others pointed out months ago (still with no fix) the app will only display ads; articles will not render and text never appears. Completely unusable and worthless.
  • TERRIBLE APP!!!!!!

    By Mailman613
    Got this app and purchased 5 single issues, starting in March of this year. Have been trying for over a week now to read the issues I have, and there is nothing there! I have restored purchases at least 3 dozen times. I have turned my computer on and off. I have been in touch with Apple, they can’t help! Don’t get this app, or spend your money buying a subscription, because you’re just throwing your money away!!!!
  • Garbage app

    By Pblogic
    Love the print edition. The app will only load adds, none of the other content shows up, just a stupid spinning circles Backapcker, higher a new developer, yours stinks.
  • What happened to my subscription?

    By WJS2
    I buy a year subscription and now it’s telling me to purchase this month’s magazine. What???
  • App was updated to death.

    By nofixedabode
    ***Update: Just received an email asking if I wanted to update this review. No. As I said, I am done with Backpacker.*** Perfectly good app. Until update(s) resulted in app not recognizing valid paid iTunes subscription. Unable to resolve conflict, support comp’d a subscription, which lasted for the entirety of one log-on. Screw it: Backpacker is just not worth the time or aggravation. Maybe I’ll take up Trainspotting, instead. I told support that I no longer cared and was canceling my subscription, they thanked me and marked my complaint as “resolved“. So I guess everyone wins.
  • Can’t download purchased content

    By kablewy
    I’m one of many that can’t download previously purchased magazine issues.
  • Download probs

    By Golfer suggestion
    Can't ever download current issue.
  • Why am I paying for an app that's never working?

    By AnotherDrunkKid
    App worked great in the past. Now just gets worst with every upgrade. Long time subscriber too the printed. When the green version came out was happy to help preserve nature. But app doesn't work. Will describe if not fixed soon.