Gear

Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2021 (Thru-Hiker Friendly)

Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2021 (Thru-Hiker Friendly)

It may not be as sexy as a tent, backpack, or sleeping bag, but the humble backpacking sleeping pad is just as critical (and often just as expensive) as the...

Feb 2, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Jetboil Stash Ultralight Backpacking Stove Review

Jetboil Stash Ultralight Backpacking Stove Review

On the JMT, I had the pleasure of meeting a hiker who was eating cold-soaked ramen with M&Ms mixed in. Though I admired his dedication to the ultralight ethos, I...

Jan 27, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Most of my gear to be consolidated into the red pack. Gear Review for 2021 With all the gear I have accumulated over the last nine months, it made sense...

Jan 24, 2021 : Darlene M
Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket Review

I recently added the Outdoor Research Helium Down Jacket to my winter apparel selection and it has quickly become my go-to for cold evenings in camp or around the backyard...

Jan 18, 2021 : Tucker Ballister
Knog Bilby Headlamp Review

Knog Bilby Headlamp Review

The Knog Bilby Headlamp puts an interesting and unique spin on the headlamp game. For long-time backpackers and outdoor enthusiasts, we know there’s really not much that separates quality headlamps

Jan 11, 2021 : Tucker Ballister
We All Have Demons, Get Ready to Face Them or Your Pre-Hike Reading List

We All Have Demons, Get Ready to Face Them or Your Pre-Hike Reading List

Why Are You Hiking the AT? - the question we can't fully answer. The most common question that is asked of anyone before they leave for a thru-hike is “Why?”...

Jan 8, 2021 : David Smith
Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Appalachian Trail Gear List for Older Hikers (Beginner-Friendly)

Meet my stepmom, Nora. She’s loved hiking all her life and has dreamed about hiking the Appalachian Trail since she was in her 20s. Now at the age of 60...

Jan 8, 2021 : Jen Datka
Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

Outdoor Research MicroGravity AscentShell Jacket Review

If you’re looking for a versatile jacket that can be used for any activity you had planned this winter, then we may have just found the perfect shell for you....

Dec 29, 2020 : Colleen Goldhorn
Best Hiking and Camping Gear Deals from the REI End of Season Clearance Sale

Best Hiking and Camping Gear Deals from the REI End of Season Clearance Sale

It's that time of year again. As the year winds down, outdoor gear retailers look to offload excess merch and clear out their warehouses for new styles in the new...

Dec 25, 2020 : The Editors
Enlightened Equipment Uprising Hammock Underquilt Review

Enlightened Equipment Uprising Hammock Underquilt Review

The Enlightened Equipment Uprising is a 3/4-length underquilt made for experienced long-distance hikers. It provides the comforts of an underquilt while saving weight compared to a traditional

Dec 22, 2020 : Chris Guynn