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Within the past week, every community, industry, age range, and recreation subset has been flipped upside down. Everything from dinner reservations
REI President and CEO Eric Artz has announced that all stores will be closed until March 27. Per Artz's statement: After a great deal of careful
It's the most wonderful time of the year. If you're anything like us, and we're guessing you are, you've spent more than a couple of bucks at REI
A rain jacket is pretty much nonnegotiable as part of your thru-hiking kit, like a down or synthetic jacket. Sure, it might stay stuffed in your pack
The Pacific Crest Trail Association is inviting members of the PCT class of 2020 to their trail information webinar on Monday, February 24, from 6
While down insulation still owns the field for thru-hiking jackets, synthetic-filled layers are making a dent in the category. As synthetic
Your insulation layer is a key component to your backpacking setup, and rarely is there a time when you should hit the trail without an insulation
Thru-hiking in 2020? Let's chat! The Trek is looking for a handful of thru-hikers to showcase through their social media channels in 2020.
Do you pass out after a long day of hiking in a zipped-up sleeping bag or an open-sided quilt? Do you want the comfort of an enclosed bag or the