Alex "GPS" Brown

I've hiked thousands of miles, some on trails you've heard of (CDT '21) and some you might not have (Nolan's 14 '21, Pfiffner Traverse '22, Skurka-Wind River High Route '23). I'm currently on the Haute Route Pyrenees and hopefully having a great time.

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Durston X-Mid Pro 1 With DCF Floor Review

Durston X-Mid Pro 1 With DCF Floor Review

Are you addicted to DCF? Does the thought of a wet nylon floor make you cringe? Fear not: Dan Durston has finally designed a tent with all-DCF

Jun 6, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Zpacks X Evolved Supply Co Mirage Sun Hoody Review

Zpacks X Evolved Supply Co Mirage Sun Hoody Review

When you think of “Hiker Trash,” a strong mental image comes to mind. For me, I see a dirty sunshirt, a dirty trucker hat, a dirty 50L backpack, and

May 7, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Enlightened Equipment Copperfield Wind Shirt Review

Enlightened Equipment Copperfield Wind Shirt Review

Over the past year, I have become obsessed with the humble wind shirt. Where I previously relied on a thick grid fleece that alternated between too

Apr 22, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Leki Black Series FX Carbon Trekking Poles Review

Leki Black Series FX Carbon Trekking Poles Review

While trekking pole selection may not be a high priority for the intrepid thru-hiker, the category is surprisingly diverse. Hikers interact with

Mar 4, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
The Ultimate Guide to Thru-Hiking Electronics

The Ultimate Guide to Thru-Hiking Electronics

We all dream of unplugging on trail, spending time in the trees and away from technology. That is, until we want to take a picture, figure out where

Jan 24, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Red Paw Packs Front Range 40L Ultralight Backpack Review

Red Paw Packs Front Range 40L Ultralight Backpack Review

Have you been on the quest for the perfect pack, only to come across a dozen options that make you say, “I would buy it if I could just change that?”

Dec 29, 2023 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Wind Shirts + Alpha Direct: The Next Layering Revolution for Thru-Hiking?

Wind Shirts + Alpha Direct: The Next Layering Revolution for Thru-Hiking?

The best and lightest backpacking gear seems to change by the week. Every time I go online, there's a new tent or backpack making waves in the hiking

Dec 27, 2023 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Gear Wars: Which GPS Platform is Best for Backpacking?

Gear Wars: Which GPS Platform is Best for Backpacking?

Looking for a GPS app to help you take your backpacking navigation to the next level?We tested the top 3 platforms and here's what we found.

Nov 16, 2023 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Katabatic Gear Flex 22 Ultralight Quilt Review

Katabatic Gear Flex 22 Ultralight Quilt Review

Katabatic Gear makes some of the best ultralight quilts available. Meet the Flex 22, their most versatile model, which is ready for anything.

Sep 26, 2023 : Alex "GPS" Brown
Ultimate Direction FK Gaiter Review

Ultimate Direction FK Gaiter Review

The Ultimate Direction FK Gaiter is an adjustable and lightweight solution for keeping debris out of your trail shoes. No more mud.

Jul 26, 2023 : Alex "GPS" Brown