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Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

REI has recently released rain gear with Gore-Tex membranes, utilizing one of the highest performing waterproof/breathable technologies available. The jacket is priced well, performs

May 18, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, members can also take 20% off...

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 2

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 2

Sierra Designs' new Sweet Suite 2 is a tent with an exceptional balance of durability, price, and livable space. Unique features such as the versatile fly system and near-vertical walls...

May 17, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
Gear Review: Sierra Design Neah Bay Rain Jacket

Gear Review: Sierra Design Neah Bay Rain Jacket

Neah Bay Rain Jacket. Normally, I don't wear rain jackets while hiking because it quickly turns into a sweat jacket. However, after moving to Colorado, I've found myself wearing rain...

May 2, 2018 : Danielle
Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

The Petrel UL 10 is Feathered Friends' warmest three-season women-specific sleeping bag. The bag is built with extra fill in the chest and footbox based on regions with need for...

Apr 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

My husband and I have amassed quite a bit of gear over two thru-hikes.  Still, for the CDT we knew we'd have to purchase some new big ticket items, mostly...

Apr 28, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Silverback 50

Gossamer Gear has been a prominent brand in ultralight backpacking for almost 20 years. They have a reputation for simple, lightweight, high-functioning gear. I used the Silverback 50 on my...

Apr 19, 2018 : Pie
Gear Review: Osprey Levity 60L

Gear Review: Osprey Levity 60L

Basic Specs Lumina 45L MSRP: $250 Weight: 1 pound, 12.2 oz Load Range: 5-25 Pounds Overview Osprey’s latest offering is a lighter re-imagining of their popular Exos pack series.

Apr 18, 2018 : Domonick Zanarini
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2018

Little makes a weary backpacker happier than peeling off dirty, wet hiking clothes and crawling into a sleeping bag at the end of a long day. While sleeping bags are...

Apr 17, 2018 : The Editors
Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

men's Optic, and both are available with a Each year, more brands are catching on as long-distance hikers opt for slimmed-down packs. Gregory has been known for Osprey's Exos, finding...

Apr 16, 2018 : Maggie Slepian