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Best Down Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Best Down Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Your insulating midlayer is a key component of your backpacking setup, and rarely is there a time when you should hit the trail without an insulation

Feb 15, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Stoves for Thru-Hiking of 2022

The Best Backpacking Stoves for Thru-Hiking of 2022

There's nothing quite like the simple luxury of a hot meal after a grueling day on trail. It's one of those things that make us fall in love with

Feb 10, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Your rain jacket may not be the most thrilling piece of your backpacking kit, but it's pretty darn important. Sure, it might stay stuffed in your

Feb 8, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking of 2022

The Best Headlamps for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Your headlamp might be tiny, but chances are it's one of the most crucial pieces of gear you own. Whether you're a consummate night hiker or you just

Feb 3, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2022

The Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2022

Are you planning a long-distance backpacking trip? If so, it’s essential that you choose the best trail runners for thru-hiking. Think of this as an

Feb 1, 2022 : The Editors
Best Sleeping Pads for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Best Sleeping Pads for Thru-Hiking of 2022

It may not be as sexy as a tent, backpack, or sleeping bag, but the humble backpacking sleeping pad is just as critical (and often just as expensive)

Jan 27, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Quilts for Thru-Hiking of 2022

The Best Quilts for Thru-Hiking of 2022

It seems like quilts are all the rage on-trail these days, and it's easy to see why. They're more streamlined than sleeping bags, and when used

Jan 24, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2022

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags for Thru-Hiking of 2022

We've established the best thru-hiking homes (tents!), beds (sleeping pads!) how to carry them (packs!) and now it's time to choose your comforter

Jan 18, 2022 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #12 | The Mental Grind

The trail is my teacher. Perhaps one of the most underrated aspects of a long distance backpacking trip is the time it allows someone to be with

Jan 14, 2022 : The Editors
The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2022

The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2022

Your backpacking pack is one of the most important components of your backpacking setup. Your style of pack goes hand in hand with your style of

Jan 11, 2022 : The Editors