Gear

Socks Appeal: 8 of Our Favorite Backpacking Socks for 2020

Socks Appeal: 8 of Our Favorite Backpacking Socks for 2020

When it comes to planning a long-distance trek, choosing socks may not seem like a big priority on your gear list. Socks are socks, right? Actually, no. Many thru-hiking veterans...

May 26, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
FLASH SALE: 25% off Trek Hats, Tees, and More (Very Limited Time)

FLASH SALE: 25% off Trek Hats, Tees, and More (Very Limited Time)

Summer's on.  Upgrade your trail wear with some seriously discounted Trek merch.  This is the biggest discount we've ever run.  Don't sleep on this one, as the discount is only...

May 26, 2020 : Effie Drew
The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Quilts for All Budgets

The Ultimate Guide to Backpacking Sleeping Bags and Quilts for All Budgets

A bad night’s sleep is the quickest way to ruin a camping trip. At best, you’re guaranteed to be sore, miserable, and exhausted by morning. At worst, you’re putting yourself...

May 25, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

Gear Review: Patagonia Nano Puff Jacket

In 2015 I bought a puffy for a hike on the Colorado Trail that weighed in at 12 ounces at the time of this writing. It’s a great piece, still...

May 21, 2020 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Gear Review: Oboz Arete Low Hiking Shoes

Gear Review: Oboz Arete Low Hiking Shoes

Ever wondered what would happen if a rugged boot had a baby with a lightweight trail runner? If so, put your weird dreams to bed and take a look at...

May 18, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Review: CamelBak Women’s Zephyr Vest

Gear Review: CamelBak Women’s Zephyr Vest

Running was my first love. When distance trekking was still only a dream, running was there for me. And now that distance trekking is a reality partially stored in my...

May 15, 2020 : Anne K. Baker
The Best Deals for Backpackers at Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at Backcountry’s Memorial Day Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Backcountry.com Backcountry's annual Memorial Day Sale starts today, May 15, and runs until May 25. Shoppers can save up to 50%...

May 15, 2020 : Sponsored Post
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s 2020 Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s 2020 Anniversary Sale

REI’s Anniversary Sale is one of their biggest sale events of the year, and this year is no exception. Deals include Patagonia jackets, NEMO tents and sleeping bags, Osprey packs,...

May 15, 2020 : The Editors
Gear Review: Mountainsmith Andesite Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Mountainsmith Andesite Trekking Poles

Making gear lighter is the name of the game right now, and Mountainsmith joins the club in the trekking pole department with the new Andesite Trekking Poles. Designed for the...

May 13, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Review: CamelBak Octane 25

Gear Review: CamelBak Octane 25

CamelBak has brought together the best of both the trail running and hiking worlds with the CamelBak Octane 25 hydration pack. It’s streamlined and sits close to your body to...

May 13, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn