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The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $150

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $150

The holidays are wonderful. They're also a consistently stressful time for many people—even more so this year amid a global pandemic. That's why we

Dec 2, 2020 : The Editors
The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

Black Friday has come and gone, but the savings are still in full force.  If you're looking to upgrade your kit for 2021, this year's Cyber Monday

Nov 30, 2020 : The Editors
Now You Can Own an Authentic Baxter State Park Trail Sign

Now You Can Own an Authentic Baxter State Park Trail Sign

If you're hunting for the ultimate Appalachian Trail souvenir, you may be in luck. Friends of Baxter State Park is auctioning decommissioned trail

Nov 29, 2020 : The Editors
The Best Hiking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

The Best Hiking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

Backpacking gear can get expensive, but you don't have to eviscerate your wallet to outfit yourself with a trail-worthy kit. Shop the REI Cyber Week

Nov 28, 2020 : The Editors
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The lines between Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Where's My Wallet Wednesday, and Shopmore Sunday have certainly been blurred over the past few years.

Nov 26, 2020 : The Editors
Appalachian Trail Section Hikers: Share Your Experiences with Us!

Appalachian Trail Section Hikers: Share Your Experiences with Us!

Appalachian Trail section hikers...we want you! If you've taken on the Appalachian Trail in pieces, whether you intend to finish the complete

Nov 5, 2020 : The Editors
Do You Have a Backpacking Romance Story?  We Want to Feature You!

Do You Have a Backpacking Romance Story? We Want to Feature You!

Did you find your significant other on trail? Or maybe a relationship that fizzled out? Or even a one-night stand? Either way, we want to hear

Aug 25, 2020 : The Editors
21 of Our Most Useful, Informative, Popular Gear Articles

21 of Our Most Useful, Informative, Popular Gear Articles

Over the years, we have amassed quite a collection of gear reviews, roundups, Best-Ofs, tech breakdowns, updates from season to season, and advice

Jul 29, 2020 : The Editors
Discomfort: A Call for LGBTQ+ Representation in the Outdoor Community

Discomfort: A Call for LGBTQ+ Representation in the Outdoor Community

Let’s talk about discomfort. For the outdoor community, discomfort has long manifested as: rain, freezing temperatures, endless climbs, swarms of

Jun 29, 2020 : The Editors
Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Summer Clearance

Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Summer Clearance

Summer might have just started, but REI's summer clearance is in full swing. Polish up your backpacking and camping gear setup for your summer

Jun 23, 2020 : The Editors