Gear

Time-Tested Gear We Refuse to Get Rid Of

Time-Tested Gear We Refuse to Get Rid Of

While the outdoor industry is constantly coming up with mind-boggling advancements in gear durability, efficiency, and ounce-saving, the old adage "If it ain't broke, don't fix it" can certainly

Jul 17, 2017 : The Editors
Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Despite the fact that I have two family members and multiple friends that have completed thru-hikes of the AT I still was just as completely lost as anybody else when...

Jul 17, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Gear Review: Shamma Mountain Goat Sandals

Gear Review: Shamma Mountain Goat Sandals

Shamma Mountain Goats to the test to figure out just how competitive they are. the Warrior, weighs a measly 3 ounces and boasts a similar setup. They fit true to...

Jul 15, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: BearVault BV450

Gear Review: BearVault BV450

Garcia Machines Model 812 Backpackers Cache – Bear Canister in my pack and backpacked on Pennsylvania’s Laurel Highlands Hiking Trail with a BV450 Solo Bear Vault in my pack. In...

Jul 13, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Trail Shoe

Gear Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 3 Trail Shoe

Disclosure: the following product was donated for the purpose of

Jul 11, 2017 : James Cape
Gear Review: Montbell Colorado Parka

Gear Review: Montbell Colorado Parka

Circumstances of review Throughout the winter and early Spring I wore the Description This reversible down parka boasts a generous urban cut and value oriented performance details making it ideal

Jul 11, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
The Journey Toward Ultralight

The Journey Toward Ultralight

It’s not just about gear I used to think ultralight backpackers I met or heard of were totally crazy.  These individuals were a special breed of super fast hikers who cared...

Jul 10, 2017 : Megan McGowan
The Real Hiking Viking’s Ultralight PCT Gear List

The Real Hiking Viking’s Ultralight PCT Gear List

In case you missed it, the dynamic duo of The Real Hiking Viking and Zach Davis (our Editor-in-Chief) are hitting the PCT SOBO.... in T-minus one day. We coerced Viking into...

Jul 10, 2017 : The Editors
2017 Best Sleeping Bags for Thru Hiking

2017 Best Sleeping Bags for Thru Hiking

Aside from something to look forward to crawling into each night, a thru-hiker's sleeping bag can literally be a lifesaver. When choosing your sleeping bag, the first thing to typically look at

Jul 8, 2017 : The Editors
Nothing Weighs Nothing

Nothing Weighs Nothing

Seven hundred miles into my 2011 Appalachian Trail thru-hike, I met Scavenger. From Germany, Scavenger exuded the look of the classic European mountaineer with a wide-brimmed brown felt hat, heavy

Jun 28, 2017 : Michael Dax