Gear

Swiftwick Pursuit Merino Blend Hiking Socks Review

Swiftwick Pursuit Merino Blend Hiking Socks Review

I recently had the chance to try out a few pairs of Swiftwick Pursuit Hike socks. With a crew-length cuff and varying cushion options, the new design creates a great...

Apr 13, 2021 : Sarah Wolfson
Best Down Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Best Down Jackets for Backpacking of 2021

Your insulating midlayer is a key component of your backpacking setup, and rarely is there a time when you should hit the trail without an insulation layer wedged in your...

Apr 7, 2021 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2021

The Best Backpacking Rain Jackets of 2021

Your rain jacket may not be the most thrilling piece of your backpacking kit, but it's pretty darn important. Sure, it might stay stuffed in your pack during the dry...

Apr 1, 2021 : The Editors
Jack Wolfskin JWP Down Jacket Review

Jack Wolfskin JWP Down Jacket Review

I often find myself wondering how much lighter materials for outdoor gear can realistically get, short of the Perseverance rover discovering some previously unknown, light-as-air insulating element

Mar 31, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Arc’teryx Beta FL Hardshell Jacket Review

Arc’teryx Beta FL Hardshell Jacket Review

I think every avid outdoor adventurer probably has their own set of relationships with and opinions about different types of weather. Sunshine and snow are an easy "yes!" for me....

Mar 30, 2021 : Anne K. Baker
The Best Backpacking Meals of 2021

The Best Backpacking Meals of 2021

Purely for the altruistic sake of this gear round-up, I've eaten a lot of delicious food this year. My already mammoth appetite is only exacerbated in the outdoors, and the...

Mar 25, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoodie Review

Patagonia Capilene Cool Daily Hoodie Review

It has been a long, cold winter across most of the USA.  Except for the lucky ones of us living in ludicrously sunny San Diego, or maybe Florida, I think...

Mar 24, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
The Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2021

The Best Trail Runners for Thru-Hiking in 2021

Are you planning a long-distance backpacking trip? If so, it’s essential that you choose the best trail runners for thru-hiking. Think of this as an investment in your future happiness....

Mar 24, 2021 : The Editors
Six Moon Designs Rain Walker SUL Umbrella Review

Six Moon Designs Rain Walker SUL Umbrella Review

As I approach my April 7 Pacific Crest Trail start date, I’m still debating whether to bring an umbrella for sun protection. I bought a Six Moon Designs Silver Shadow...

Mar 23, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Best Deals for Backpackers from the REI Member Moment Sale

Best Deals for Backpackers from the REI Member Moment Sale

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. Shop the REI Member Moment Sale through 3/29/21. The REI Member Moment Sale kicks off today. During the sale...

Mar 19, 2021 : Sponsored Post