Owen Eigenbrot

Above all, Owen loves burritos. They are the reason he wakes, the reason he hikes. His hunger drove him the length of the PCT in 2015, the CDT in 2019, and scatters him to wild places worldwide. An engineer sometimes and hiker trash always, he lives to experience, understand, and help the Earth. www.hikefordays.com

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Houdini Come Along Wind Jacket Review

Houdini Come Along Wind Jacket Review

The humble wind jacket is one of my favorite layers.  While it won’t replace a full-on rain jacket for wet weather protection, this versatile garment

Jun 10, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoodie Review

Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoodie Review

It has been a long, cold winter across most of the USA.  Except for the lucky ones of us living in ludicrously sunny San Diego, or maybe Florida, I

Mar 24, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Patagonia Strider Pro Wind Pants Review

Patagonia Strider Pro Wind Pants Review

Your Big Three, footwear, resupply strategy, puffy jacket, rain jacket, water treatment, headlamp, map app, nail clippers, taxes.  What do all these

Feb 23, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Zpacks Free Duo Freestanding DCF Tent Review

Zpacks Free Duo Freestanding DCF Tent Review

The Free Duo tent from Zpacks can go anywhere. This freestanding shelter changes the script with ultralight materials and practical design.

Feb 9, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Sierra Designs Tepona Wind Jacket Review

Sierra Designs Tepona Wind Jacket Review

The Tepona Wind Jacket is a lightweight, versatile layer that is almost always useful. Should you pack one for your next hike?

Jan 14, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Learn to Poop Outside Responsibly with a Backcountry Bidet

Learn to Poop Outside Responsibly with a Backcountry Bidet

Toilet paper is a problem in the backcountry. This simple device makes getting clean easy and environmentally friendly.

Dec 17, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gossamer Gear LT5 Carbon Trekking Poles Review

Gossamer Gear LT5 Carbon Trekking Poles Review

I’d barely heard of trekking poles when my mom lent me hers for my solo trip around Nepal’s Annapurna Circuit in 2011.  I was skeptical, but thought,

Dec 9, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gossamer Gear The DCF Two Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The DCF Two Ultralight Tent Review

The Two is Gossamer Gear’s classic two-person ultralight shelter.  Since being introduced in 2017, the solid design and minor tweaks have helped it

Nov 17, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol vs. NEMO Switchback: The Ultimate Comparison

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol vs. NEMO Switchback: The Ultimate Comparison

If you’ve spent time backpacking, I’d be willing to bet my next pizza that you’ve seen either a Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol (henceforth referred to as Z

Nov 13, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

So you need to bring a bear canister on your next backpacking trip. Find out how to be comfortable while keeping your food and bears safe.

Sep 29, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot