Gear

Review: Hammock Gear Standard Dyneema Fiber Tarp With Doors

Review: Hammock Gear Standard Dyneema Fiber Tarp With Doors

Basic Specs: article. 2. Material Water Retention Unlike other tarp materials (silnylon), cuben fiber doesn't retain water and dries out fairly quickly.  This is helpful so a thru hiker

Nov 20, 2017 : Chris Guynn
Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear decisions have always been a major point of stress for me. My nightmare is combing the internet for hours on end comparing price points and technical specs of various...

Nov 15, 2017 : Alexa Shapiro
Ultralight for Under $1,000

Ultralight for Under $1,000

Thru-hiking a long distance trail is a powerful, eye opening, and hopefully positive experience. Having completed two thru-hikes, I can definitively say it has ruined my life in the best...

Nov 13, 2017 : Guest Post
The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

The Best Deals from REI’s Gear Up Get Out Sale

From November 10 until November 20, there is a lot of hiker-centric gear on sale at REI. Planning ahead and shopping sales is a smart move for gearing up for...

Nov 10, 2017 : Sponsored Post
Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Gear Review: The North Face Ultra Fastpack Mid GTX Boots

Image via: thenorthface.com In recent years, trail runners have become all the rage among ultralight backpackers. They're comfortable, require little to no "break-in" time, and are exceptionally

Nov 9, 2017 : Colleen Goldhorn
Review and Video: DutchWare Half-Zipped Netted Hammock

Review and Video: DutchWare Half-Zipped Netted Hammock

 Basic Specs:  Hennessy Hammocks or beetle buckle suspension (shown in pics above) with the hammock which makes the setup of the hammock incredibly easy with no need to fuss with whoopie...

Nov 9, 2017 : Chris Guynn
The Ideal Photography Gear for Your Thru-Hike: 8 Factors

The Ideal Photography Gear for Your Thru-Hike: 8 Factors

If, like us, you intend to give priority to photography during your thru-hike, there are a few question to ask yourself before taking the plunge and buying expensive gear. Reflex...

Nov 8, 2017 : Deux Pas Vers L Autre
Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck If you didn't catch my hatred for these terrible, hell sent annoyances then I'm going to throw it out there one more time....BLISTERS SUCK....

Nov 7, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

Pacific Crest Trail Post-Trail Gear List Review

I finished my Pacific Crest Trail thru hike almost six weeks ago, whilst I once held lofty aspirations of blogging whilst I hiked (and told everyone I was going to...

Nov 6, 2017 : Emily Ben
Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Post-Trail Gear Rundown

Greetings everyone! Well, it's been just over 2 months since I summited Katahdin and a bit longer since I sat my butt down to write a real blog post. I...

Nov 3, 2017 : Shani Arbel