Camping & Hiking

Poll: Which brand makes the best dehydrated backpacking meals?

Dehydrated meals are a backpacking staple. Who makes your favorite?


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For those of us who backpack, dehydrated food is a familiar culinary option on the trail. On the shelves of outdoor shops, you’ll find options a-plenty for packets of powder that transform, magically, into Pad Thai or chicken teriyaki with the addition of a little water. But if you’re well versed in these products, you also know there’s a huge range in quality between the very best and the very, very worst.

So, this week, we want to know: Who makes your favorite? The brands below cover a bit of everything: from vegetarian to paleo options, REI bestsellers to smaller cult favorites. Vote now and see what the rest of your backpacking friends across the industry are saying.

And as always, if we left a brand you love off the list, please write it in below.