Gear

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Salomon X-Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boot and the Gore-Tex fabric made me feet sweat, aka blisters. The breathability made the shoe feel like a sneaker than than gore-tex trail runners...

May 25, 2017 : Danielle
Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack.  After researching gear, reading blogs...

May 21, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens
Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Short Sleeve Tee wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry. The Merino 150 is the Smartwool's lightest base layer and can be worn in...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Leki Corklite Trekking Poles

Leki Corklite Trekking Poles are a staple on any hike I take, whether it be long distance backpacking or a quick day hike. Plus, Leki Corklite Trekking Poles' Speedlock2 system allows...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Gear Review: Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Sleeping Mat

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat Description: The  Therm-a-Rest ProLite Sleeping Mattress (size large) and it served its purpose. But, it was really heavy, weighing in at 1 lb 8...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket

Gear Review: Montbell UL Thermawrap Jacket

Montbell is a Japanese company established in 1975, by acclaimed mountaineer, kayaker, and all-around

May 19, 2017 : Nichole Young
2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Ultralight Gear List (With Camera)

2017 CDT Gear List Last year on my AT thru hike, I became aware of quite a few tweaks that I wanted to make to my gear set up. After...

May 16, 2017 : Puma
Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby

Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby

The time has come, 9 days until I start my trek from Mexico to Canada, and I just now finished gathering up all my gear...Or at least I hope. My...

May 11, 2017 : Nick Cellini
Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

The masterminds behind SWD: Stitch and Good Lady The Ultralight Backpacking industry’s future began to change in January of 2016, when Brandon McIntyre (Stitch) and Ashley Thick (Good Lady)

May 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58L Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Exos 58L Backpack

Exos 58L. For an AT thru hike, weighing in at 2 lbs 10 oz with over seven exterior pockets this pack has more than enough storage and organization. Additionally, the...

May 3, 2017 : Danielle