Gear

Arc’teryx Skyline Short-Sleeve Shirt Review

Arc’teryx Skyline Short-Sleeve Shirt Review

The Arc’teryx Skyline Short-Sleeve is a top-of-the-line button down performance shirt for hikers. The standout features are its wrinkle-resistant fabric and iconic snap buttons. At a hefty price

Oct 20, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Inov-8 Terraultra G 270 Trail Running Shoe Review

Inov-8 Terraultra G 270 Trail Running Shoe Review

A couple of months ago, I got pretty darn excited about the Inov-8 Terra Ultra G 260 trail runners. They easily became my go-to trail runner due to their versatility,...

Oct 19, 2020 : Joal and Jenny
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals from Amazon’s Prime Day Sale

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals from Amazon’s Prime Day Sale

There's still a day left to score some sweet deals on outdoor and camping gear from Amazon's annual Prime members-only Prime Day sale. The sale ends tonight, so check it...

Oct 14, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

So you need to bring a bear canister on your next backpacking trip. Find out how to be comfortable while keeping your food and bears safe.

Sep 29, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
How to Choose a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

How to Choose a Backpack for Thru-Hiking

As a thru-hiker, your pack will be one of your most essential pieces of equipment. When you choose a backpack for thru-hiking, you automatically determine a lot about your base...

Sep 28, 2020 : Kelly Floro
The Best Backpacking Gear I’ve Tested Over the Past 5 Years

The Best Backpacking Gear I’ve Tested Over the Past 5 Years

As the Trek's Managing Editor for more than five years, I had ample opportunity to test, review, and write about backpacking gear. Some items I requested from companies because I...

Sep 25, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
The 10 Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2020

The 10 Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2020

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 investment in your future happiness....

Sep 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
How to Reduce Base Weight Without Replacing Your Big Three

How to Reduce Base Weight Without Replacing Your Big Three

If you're not ready to replace your tent, sleeping bag and backpack don’t worry! There’s still plenty you can do to reduce your base weight. 

Sep 24, 2020 : Eloise Robbins
[Book Review] The Trail is the Teacher: Living and Learning on the Appalachian Trail

[Book Review] The Trail is the Teacher: Living and Learning on the Appalachian Trail

Clay Bonnyman Evans's new book about his Appalachian Trail hike—The Trail Is the Teacher: Living and Learning on the Appalachian Trail—is a delightful read, filled with trail icons, trail characters,

Sep 23, 2020 : Hugh Owen
Gregory Citro 24 Day Pack Review

Gregory Citro 24 Day Pack Review

The Gregory Citro 24 is a compact daypack designed for comfort and durability on short outings. It carries well on day hikes and has plenty of pockets to stash gear....

Sep 22, 2020 : Hugh Owen