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Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

The Trek’s 2017 AT thru-hiker survey listed it as the most popular pack. Last week, I presented a program at the Adventure Summit in Dayton. The featured speaker, Dale “Grey...

Feb 22, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
5 Tips to Prepare your ENO DoubleNest Hammock for a Thru-Hike

5 Tips to Prepare your ENO DoubleNest Hammock for a Thru-Hike

When I first was introduced to the world of hammocks, there seemed to only be one choice: the ENO's DoubleNest (as configured with steel carabiners) weighs 1.5 pounds, or 24...

Feb 22, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Ladies rejoice!  One of the most popular thru-hiking backpacks is now available in a female-specific version.  I used the unisex Osprey Exos on our AT thru-hike, and my husband Paul...

Feb 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

This is a gear review of and love letter to my I wore my Baggies all day everyday on the AT and PCT, only taking them off for laundry in towns. (Hold your...

Feb 14, 2018 : Laura Johnston
Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Bedrock is on the forefront of something spectacular with the development of the Cairn 3Ds. These new sandals are going to be available for sale beginning March 1st, 2018, and...

Feb 13, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

As a very belated follow-up to my My base weight was 11 pounds and I could have saved more weight by not carrying these items but I'm glad I did...

Feb 10, 2018 : Emily Ben
Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

The Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner MSRP: $57.95 Weight: 9 ounces The difference: Adds about 14 degrees. Better weight to warmth value (but at a

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

After 2,000 miles of sleeping on my clothes bag on the Appalachian Trail, I decided to get a can be washed. You can inflate it and deflate it really quickly....

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with webbing/buckle suspension) Dimensions: 101 inch ridgeline length, 63 inch hammock body

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System MSRP: $69.95 Weight: 11 ounces Material: Stainless

Jan 25, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis