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Gear Review: Nemo Hornet Elite 2 Tent

Gear Review: Nemo Hornet Elite 2 Tent

Big Agnes Fly Creek HV 2 Platinum Tent, which costs $50 more and weighs an ounce less. Your most cost-effective way to cut shelter weight—assuming you're a tent dweller—is to...

Mar 22, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
REI Member Rewards Are 3/22-4/8. Here’s How We’re Spending Our Dividends.

REI Member Rewards Are 3/22-4/8. Here’s How We’re Spending Our Dividends.

In case you somehow missed the *biggest event of the year,* REI dividends hit our collective accounts on March 7. Each year in conjunction with this hallowed event, REI offers...

Mar 22, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: Nemo Aya 30 Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Nemo Aya 30 Sleeping Bag

Mar 21, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
Gear Review: MSR Access 2 Four-Season Tent

Gear Review: MSR Access 2 Four-Season Tent

Weight: 4 pounds MSRP: $599.95 Category: Semi-freestanding, but we pitched this without the stakes a few times and it was stable.  Capacity: 2-person. BUT. This tent is roomy. We slept with

Mar 19, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 3/18

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 3/18

We love gear. Even more than that, we love gear on sale, and we bet you do too.  Check out this week's steals and deals. here. Big Agnes Fly Creek...

Mar 18, 2019 : Rachel S
First Look at the Dirigo 2: Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s New 28-Ounce Shelter

First Look at the Dirigo 2: Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s New 28-Ounce Shelter

"Ultralight shouldn't be a category, it should be the way people set up their backpacking kits." So says Mike St. Pierre, founder and CEO of Hyperlite Mountain Gear (HMG), as...

Mar 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Why You Should Take the Ultralight Plunge Right From the Start

Why You Should Take the Ultralight Plunge Right From the Start

Once you have committed to a thru-hike, or even just to backpacking as a hobby, it can be daunting to dive into the world of backpacking gear. There are blogs,...

Mar 13, 2019 : Madeline Newel
Gear Review: NEMO Switchback Ultralight Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: NEMO Switchback Ultralight Sleeping Pad

Sleeping pads come in many forms these days, but the closed-cell foam sleeping pad is a classic choice. The Thickness/packability: Almost a quarter-inch thicker than competing closed cell

Mar 13, 2019 : Josh Johnson
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals Week of 3/10

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals Week of 3/10

Love finding steals on your favorite outdoor gear and brands? So do we. That's why we have combed the internet to find some of the best deals that the world...

Mar 13, 2019 : Rachel S
REI Dividends Are in: Here’s How to Find Yours

REI Dividends Are in: Here’s How to Find Yours

It's the most wonderful time of the year. If you're anything like us, and we're guessing you are, you've spent more than a couple of bucks at REI over the...

Mar 8, 2019 : The Editors