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Gear Review: Sierra Designs Convert 2 Four-Season Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Convert 2 Four-Season Tent

Nov 14, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Thru-Hikers’ Favorite Essential Items

Thru-Hikers’ Favorite Essential Items

Most hikers know you need several specific items to make a long-distance backpacking trip successful. A shelter, a pack, sleep system, and layers are all necessary to survive 2,000 miles....

Nov 9, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Deals from REI’s 2018 Gear Up Get Out Sale

The Best Deals from REI’s 2018 Gear Up Get Out Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of Gear Up Get Out Sale to save big on some quality backpacking gear. From Nov. 9 until Nov. 19, there is a...

Nov 9, 2018 : Sponsored Post
Gear Review: Sea To Summit Ultralight Insulated Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: Sea To Summit Ultralight Insulated Sleeping Pad

I've been in the market for a sleeping pad to use on my weekend hiking trips in the Whites, but wasn't sure what would be my best fit. I had...

Nov 8, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Gear Review: Montbell Permafrost Light Down Parka

Gear Review: Montbell Permafrost Light Down Parka

You can never have enough puffy coats, and the Montbell Permafrost Light Down Parka is the real deal. It's meant to be worn in extremely cold temperatures and rowdy winter...

Nov 6, 2018 : Andrea Davis
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 11/2

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 11/2

This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best and most timely deals on some of our favorite backpacking items—from...

Oct 31, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

In our latest gear video, Maggie, The Trek's Managing Editor, gives us a short n' sweet breakdown of the soon-to-be released Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite in comparison to Therm-a-Rest's thru-hiker

Oct 27, 2018 : The Editors
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my For...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Supplement Review: Tailwind Nutrition

Supplement Review: Tailwind Nutrition

Jeff Vierling started I am something of a nutritional imbecile when it comes to fueling during any of my (very amateur) athletic endeavors. I've done a lot of trial and...

Oct 25, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Gear Review: Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket

Gear Review: Cotopaxi Fuego Down Jacket

Just in time for puffy season, I recently was given the opportunity to test The Fuego is made with water-resistant 800-fill goose down, and at just 12 ounces, provides plenty...

Oct 24, 2018 : Andrea Davis