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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
The Best Thru-Hiking Tents of 2022

The Best Thru-Hiking Tents of 2022

Choosing a tent for your thru-hike is a big deal, but it's also probably the least stressful house shopping experience you'll have over the course of

Jan 6, 2022 : The Editors
Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

Trail Correspondents S3 Episode #11 | The Mental Grind

It is said that the mental component is the most challenging aspect of a thru-hike.  I am one of those making this claim, in fact, I wrote two books

Dec 29, 2021 : The Editors
The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $300

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $300

I t's that time of year again. If you're looking for the perfect gift for the thru-hiker in your life, never fear: we're here to help. From the hiker

Dec 13, 2021 : The Editors
Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Holiday Warm Up Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.com. The 2021 REI Holiday Warm Up Sale runs from December 10th to December 20th. REI's annual

Dec 10, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

Black Friday's extended encore, Internet'ly referred to as Cyber Week, is on in full force.  If you're looking to upgrade your backpacking kit for

Nov 29, 2021 : The Editors