Gear

Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 2.5 Liter Fanny Pack Review

Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 2.5 Liter Fanny Pack Review

Fanny packs have been making quite the comeback lately. Like many other hikers, I've made the switch from using hipbelt pockets to wearing a fanny pack for keeping snacks and...

Dec 8, 2022 : Kate Richard
Altra Mont Blanc BOA Trail Runner Review

Altra Mont Blanc BOA Trail Runner Review

After years of stack height fattening across the running shoe industry, the long trails of America are awash with towering stilts of neon EVA. They bounce their wearers over mountains,...

Dec 7, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot
Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 280 Review 

Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 280 Review 

This year, trail running company Inov-8 has looked to diversify its footwear technology with a renewed focus on durability and ride longevity. The outcome is the Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G...

Dec 5, 2022 : Joal and Jenny
Chicken Tramper UL Gear Water Bottle Sleeve Review

Chicken Tramper UL Gear Water Bottle Sleeve Review

What is a water bottle sleeve, and should it be on your "must-pack" list for your next thru-hike? The convenient and hassle-free Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear Water Bottle Sleeve might...

Dec 2, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi
Outdoor Vitals Vario Jacket Review

Outdoor Vitals Vario Jacket Review

This summer, I walked the Wind River High Route with The Trek editor, Kelly Floro, and another gal friend. On cold mornings, as we popped out of damp tents at...

Dec 1, 2022 : Alison Young
The Best Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

The Best Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers and Hikers

Black Friday’s extended encore, Cyber Week, is in full force. If you’re looking to upgrade your backpacking kit for the 2023 season, now's the time to do it. Many of...

Nov 28, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
12 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

12 of the Best Backpacking Gear Deals from the REI Cyber Week Sale

This sponsored post is brought to you by REI. Head to REI.com to shop the Cyber Week Sale, which runs from 11/26 to 12/5 this year. Who says backpacking gear...

Nov 26, 2022 : Sponsored Post
Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 1L Fanny Pack Review

Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 1L Fanny Pack Review

I used to be one of those snobby backpackers who swore up and down I'd never use a fanny pack. I have enough side pockets on my hip belt, I...

Nov 25, 2022 : Alison Young
24 of the Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

24 of the Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

It's Black Friday, which means it's time to add that piece of gear you've been eyeing to your shopping cart. We searched the web to help you find some of...

Nov 25, 2022 : Rachel Shoemaker
Nemo Disco 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Nemo Disco 30 Degree Sleeping Bag Review

Until this year, I hadn't slept in anything other than a Feathered Friends or Western Mountaineering bag since about 2014. I know those bags. I trust those bags. Why mess...

Nov 22, 2022 : Anne K. Baker