Gear

Nashville Pack & Equipment Company Tempo Backpack

Nashville Pack & Equipment Company Tempo Backpack

More than two years ago, Nashville Pack & Equipment Company released a frameless backpack called the Cutaway, which focused on minimalist features and extreme functionality for thru-hikers based

Sep 20, 2021 : Brandon Chase
2020 Appalachian Trail Section Hiker Survey: Resources and Gear

2020 Appalachian Trail Section Hiker Survey: Resources and Gear

Long overlooked in our annual surveys, Appalachian Trail (AT) section hikers were the focus of the Trek's 2020 survey. We surveyed 448 people, 43 of whom had completed the entire...

Sep 20, 2021 : Mariposa
Best Deals from the Backcountry Labor Day Sale

Best Deals from the Backcountry Labor Day Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com. The Backcountry Labor Day Sale runs 8/27 - 9/6. Labor Day weekend is fast approaching, and with it comes the...

Sep 1, 2021 : Sponsored Post
Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Labor Day Sale

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Labor Day Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI Co-op. The REI Labor Day Sale runs from 8/27 - 9/6. Alert! Alert! Everyone's favorite outdoor co-op is having a...

Aug 27, 2021 : Sponsored Post
The Best Deals from Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale: Take an extra 20% Off Select Footwear, Sunglasses, & More

The Best Deals from Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale: Take an extra 20% Off Select Footwear, Sunglasses, & More

Backcountry's Semi Annual Sale is still churning along. For 72 hours only, take an extra 20% off selected footwear, sunglasses, and more.

Aug 15, 2021 : Sponsored Post
I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

People have shared that gear may shift along the course of a thru-hike, but it is not without some sadness that I didn’t get my pack choice right from the...

Aug 8, 2021 : Janine
The Best Deals from Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale

The Best Deals from Backcountry’s Semi Annual Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com Now’s the perfect time of year to stock up for late season and fall adventures alike, and there’s no...

Aug 2, 2021 : Sponsored Post
onX Backcountry: GPS Navigation App with In-Depth Trail Beta

onX Backcountry: GPS Navigation App with In-Depth Trail Beta

This is a sponsored post brought to you by onX Backcountry.  If you’re connected to the outdoor industry online, you’ve probably noticed ads for a new navigation app popping up...

Jul 19, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

I hiked the John Muir Trail with the Arc'teryx Bora 61L, an almost five-pound pack. As I've slowly replaced my initial heavy backpacking setup with quality and ultralight gear, a pack...

Jul 13, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Mountainsmith 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack Review

Mountainsmith 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack Review

If it ain’t broke, only fix it a little. This is clearly what the team at Mountainsmith was thinking when they came out with 2021’s iteration of their super popular...

Jul 1, 2021 : Carl Stanfield