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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 excels across a wide variety...

Jun 10, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Over the past few years, Inov-8 has earned itself a reputation for creating some of the most rugged trail runners and hiking boots on the market. The company achieved this...

Jun 8, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The best backpacking baselayers wick sweat and regulate temperature for superior next-to-skin comfort. This is one gear category you don't need to overthink—although they vary from one garment to the

Jun 7, 2021 : The Editors
8 Pound Base Weight With a Wind Jacket AND a Rain Jacket

8 Pound Base Weight With a Wind Jacket AND a Rain Jacket

Every time I wore my ultralight wind jacket during day hikes, I used to think, “I should try bringing this backpacking.” Until this spring, though, I never brought my wind...

Jun 1, 2021 : Sam Schild
Katabatic Flex 22 Quilt Review

Katabatic Flex 22 Quilt Review

Katabatic is a well-loved outfitter in the ultralight community, and their Flex 22 quilt provides another example of their excellent work. This three-season quilt is designed with ultralight hikers

May 31, 2021 : Samantha Olthof
Walking Distance #07 | Dan Durston

Walking Distance #07 | Dan Durston

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Dan Durston, a biologist, Canadian gear designer, and owner...

May 25, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Packrafting Gear: Six Moon Designs Flex Pack PR Review

Packrafting Gear: Six Moon Designs Flex Pack PR Review

Packrafting, the sport combining backpacking and paddling in a lightweight inflatable raft, has been expanding in popularity in recent years. While you can technically use your ordinary backpacking

May 24, 2021 : Megan McGowan
The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

The Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

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 thru-hiking...

May 20, 2021 : The Editors
Best Deals from Small Business Sales Week by Garage Grown Gear

Best Deals from Small Business Sales Week by Garage Grown Gear

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Garage Grown Gear. Small Business Sales Week runs May 18 - May 25 this year. The cottage gear industry's second annual...

May 18, 2021 : Sponsored Post
The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2021

The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2021

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 get up...

May 11, 2021 : The Editors