Gear

Gear Review: Dr. Cool

Gear Review: Dr. Cool

During the end of my 2015 hike I started to have knee pain and really start to feel run down. After pushing to the finish and making it home, I...

Mar 24, 2017 : Sara Douma
Why You Should be an REI Member: According to Thru-Hikers

Why You Should be an REI Member: According to Thru-Hikers

It costs just $20 to become a lifetime member of REI, and you'll make it back with one decent-sized purchase, like that tent or backpack you were already going to buy....

Mar 23, 2017 : Sponsored Post
Meet Muir Way Maps [And an Exclusive GIVEAWAY!]

Meet Muir Way Maps [And an Exclusive GIVEAWAY!]

The following is a sponsored post courtesy of Muir-Way.com, a producer of beautiful maps of mountain ranges across the country. Muir Way are maps like you've never seen. Creator Jared...

Mar 22, 2017 : Sponsored Post
Thru-Hiker Favorites: The Essential Non-Essentials

Thru-Hiker Favorites: The Essential Non-Essentials

Aside from the Big Three (and important things like shoes and socks), there are some items that just make a thru-hike more comfortable. We polled thru-hikers on the non-essential items that...

Mar 20, 2017 : The Editors
Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie

Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie Images from Patagonia   MSRP: $299 Description: The Nano Air Jacket which is cheaper without the hood or buy used. Before this jacket, I struggled find a

Mar 20, 2017 : Danielle
Hiking Sandals: The Best Friend You Never Knew You Wanted

Hiking Sandals: The Best Friend You Never Knew You Wanted

When the average person thinks of hiking, images of huge backpacks, Clif bars, and (you guessed it) full leather hiking boots come to mind. However, there has been a big switch...

Mar 16, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Best in Slot:  Gear Changes for 2017

Best in Slot: Gear Changes for 2017

Is there an elusive list of best-in-slot backpacking gear? I'm going give you a glimpse into the full extent of my nerdity.  I realize those of you who read the...

Mar 16, 2017 : George Turner (Old Growth)
Gear Essentials for Women: The Pee Rag

Gear Essentials for Women: The Pee Rag

Ok, I know what you are wondering. What the heck is a pee rag?? Actually, if you've spent any time at all on a long trail you've probably heard of...

Mar 14, 2017 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: ZPacks Arc Blast UL Backpack

Gear Review: ZPacks Arc Blast UL Backpack

When someone says the name Arc Blast for no less than 2,000 miles of my AT thru hike in 2016.  I'm rounding down, we didn't slackpack that much in PA....

Mar 8, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades

How Backpacking Gear Has Changed Through the Decades

The evolution of the pack list.... If you're planning on hitting the trail this year, you're most likely fretting and constantly editing your pack list.  You put things in, you take...

Mar 7, 2017 : EarthTone