Maggie Slepian

2015 AT thru-hiker. Managing Editor of this website. Writing clips and contact info at maggieslepian.com

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Testing Therm-a-Rest’s New Ultralight Sleep System

Testing Therm-a-Rest’s New Ultralight Sleep System

I recently spent a few days backpacking through Wyoming's Wind River Range with Therm-a-Rest as they debuted their new, sub-two-pound ultralight

Aug 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

I'm surprised no one had ramped up the outdoors cred of the omnipresent foam clogs until now, but I'm glad Oboz jumped on it. This Montana-based

Aug 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

REI has recently released rain gear with Gore-Tex membranes, utilizing one of the highest performing waterproof/breathable technologies

May 18, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

The Petrel UL 10 is Feathered Friends' warmest three-season women-specific sleeping bag. The bag is built with extra fill in the chest and

Apr 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

men's Optic, and both are available with a Each year, more brands are catching on as long-distance hikers opt for slimmed-down packs. Gregory has

Apr 16, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Patagonia Airshed Pullover

Gear Review: Patagonia Airshed Pullover

Houdini Jacket. Overview Nano-Air Jacket, and stuffs into its own zippered chest pocket. It sheds light rain without a problem, and I feel

Mar 29, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

I thru-hiked the AT with a mummy bag, but I noticed the most weight-conscious hikers carrying ultralight quilts. Quilts weren't as common during

Mar 26, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

I spend a lot of time in workout clothes, which I guess kids these days are calling "athleisure." And by "a lot of time," I mean I spend all of my

Jan 19, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Winter Peak Bagging Tips for Beginners

Winter Peak Bagging Tips for Beginners

Winter is not my favorite season, which is unfortunate as it lasts about nine months here in Montana. My primary activities include Netflix,

Jan 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur 2 Platinum

The Copper Spur UL2 Platinum is one of the lightest freestanding two-person tents on the market. With two doors, smart use of pole setup, and the

Aug 27, 2017 : Maggie Slepian