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The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $50

The Thru-Hiker Gift Guide: Under $50

It's that time of year again. If you're looking for the perfect budget-friendly gift for the thru-hiker in your life, never fear: we're here to help. From the hiker just...

Nov 15, 2022 : The Editors
LightHeart Gear Solo Sil-Nylon Tent Review

LightHeart Gear Solo Sil-Nylon Tent Review

The search for the perfect lightweight solo long-distance hiking shelter is, it seems, neverending. It's tricky to strike a balance between weight, durability, ease of assembly (I have seen some

Nov 14, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
17 of the Best Deals from the REI Gear Up Get Out Sale

17 of the Best Deals from the REI Gear Up Get Out Sale

This sponsored post is brought to you by REI. Head to REI.com to shop the Gear Up Get Out Sale, which runs from 11/11 to 11/21 this year. The annual...

Nov 11, 2022 : Sponsored Post
What Is a Tent Footprint (And Do You Need One)?

What Is a Tent Footprint (And Do You Need One)?

What is a tent footprint? In short, a tent footprint is a groundcloth that goes under your tent's bathtub floor to protect it and keep it clean and dry. And...

Nov 10, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Topo Athletic Pursuit Trail Shoe Review

Topo Athletic Pursuit Trail Shoe Review

I began my thru-hiking career (Colorado Trail, 2015) in Hoka’s Mafate Speed trail runners, which were extra cushy, incredibly tough, and astonishingly lightweight. Alas, some 861 miles into my 2016

Nov 9, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
BioLite HeadLamp 325 Review

BioLite HeadLamp 325 Review

I’m sometimes asked what my “favorite” piece of gear is for long-distance hiking. Usually, people are surprised when I tell them it's the BioLite 200 lightweight, USB-rechargeable headlamp. Ever

Nov 8, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Pack Your Bear Canister Like a Pro With These 8 Tips

Pack Your Bear Canister Like a Pro With These 8 Tips

Packing a bear canister can sometimes feel like a losing game of Tetris. But if done correctly, you won't have to sacrifice any of your favorite snacks for your next...

Nov 8, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi
Best Deals From the Moosejaw 30th Anniversary Sale

Best Deals From the Moosejaw 30th Anniversary Sale

This sponsored post is brought to you by Moosejaw. The Moosejaw 30th Anniversary Sale runs 11/7 - 11/20. Does anyone else find it hard to believe that Moosejaw is already...

Nov 7, 2022 : Sponsored Post
Gossamer Gear Kumo 36L Superlight Backpack Review: Vaporwave Edition

Gossamer Gear Kumo 36L Superlight Backpack Review: Vaporwave Edition

At a blisteringly austere 14.6-ounce base, the Gossamer Gear Kumo is a bare-bones backpack that doesn't actually have any bones (it's frameless). It offers everything a long-distance hiker could need

Nov 3, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
Durston Kakwa 40 Backpack Review

Durston Kakwa 40 Backpack Review

Spend some time on the long trails of North America, and one will inevitably start to recognize a name passed on the hushed whispers of the reverent. Durston. The cottage...

Nov 2, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot