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Gear Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2

Gear Review: Big Agnes Fly Creek HV UL 2

A combination of low weight, decent interior space, and a fast pitch holds the Big Agnes Fly Creek 2 as one of the most popular backpacking tents for thru-hikers (in...

Sep 11, 2019 : Scott Durkin
Gear Review: MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent

Gear Review: MSR Carbon Reflex 2 Tent

The MSR Carbon Reflex 2  is a seriously lightweight tent made for two, but as with most two-person tents, it's better for one. It's semi-freestanding, but sets up easily. The...

Sep 11, 2019 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven Two-Person Shelter

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Haven Two-Person Shelter

In the course of my hiking career I've used three different tents: a low-priced, two-person freestanding model (roomy and easy to set up, but heavy); a cramped single (nickname: "The...

Sep 9, 2019 : Ken Nail
Julia’s Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List [Video]

Julia’s Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List [Video]

Julia (Rocket) is fresh off her thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. This is what she carried for the 2,000+ miles, with a base weight of around 20 pounds. All gear...

Sep 9, 2019 : Trek Vloggers
Badger’s Long Trail Gear List

Badger’s Long Trail Gear List

After hiking an 80-mile section of the AT, the first 30% of the Oregon Coast Trail, a 100-mile section of the CDT (which was supposed to be the Pfiffner Traverse),...

Sep 6, 2019 : Zach
Kristen’s Before-and-After Appalachian Trail Gear

Kristen’s Before-and-After Appalachian Trail Gear

Backpacking gear can be overwhelming. There seem to be countless options for everything from your major items to smaller necessities. I guess I'm an "experienced" backpacker now, so gear talk...

Aug 27, 2019 : Kristen Fiedler
Gear Review: Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Air Vs. Women’s Ultralight Insulated Air Sleeping Mats

Gear Review: Sea to Summit’s Ultralight Air Vs. Women’s Ultralight Insulated Air Sleeping Mats

Battle of the sleep mats! I put two of Sea to Summit's sleep mats to the test on Canada's Great Divide Trail, starting with the Ultralight Air mat for the...

Aug 26, 2019 : Lisa Howatt
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Labor Day Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Labor Day Sale

This is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI The end of summer snuck up fast, didn't it? Don't despair. There's still time to get those last adventures on the books...

Aug 23, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Gear Review: Altra Superior 4.0

Gear Review: Altra Superior 4.0

The most important piece of gear for long-distance hikers is also one of the most personal - our shoes. One of the preferred brands of the thru-hiker community is Altra,...

Aug 21, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Ember II 30 Down Quilt

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Ember II 30 Down Quilt

Backpacking quilts have gained  in popularity in recent years, largely driven by weight-conscious backpackers looking to trim weight from their sleep system. Properly used, a quilt can keep you just

Aug 20, 2019 : Megan McGowan