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The Best Gifts for Backpackers Over $150

The Best Gifts for Backpackers Over $150

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they’d most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the pack. These...

Dec 23, 2019 : The Editors
Announcing the 2020 Badger Sponsorship

Announcing the 2020 Badger Sponsorship

Calling all 2020 thru-hikers.  The Trek wants to sponsor you! Each year, we get in the holiday spirit by lavishing a handful of soon-to-be thru-hikers with some best gear, food,...

Dec 16, 2019 : Zach
Gear Review: NEMO Dragonfly 2

Gear Review: NEMO Dragonfly 2

Tent design has come a long way, not just since the heavy aluminum tubing poles and 12-pound rigs from my days (long, long ago, in a galaxy… etc., etc.) as...

Dec 16, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Gear Review: JetBoil MicroMo Backpacking Stove

Gear Review: JetBoil MicroMo Backpacking Stove

JetBoil has been honing in on the best backpacking stoves for years. Weighing in at 12 ounces, it's hard to find a lighter, durable, and more reliable stove for all...

Dec 16, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

Gear Review: MSR DynaLock Explore Backcountry Poles

The MSR Explore DynaLock Backcountry Trekking Poles have tension locks that are three-section adjustable, made of full aluminum, and have comfortable foam handles. I tested these poles backpacking

Dec 16, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: NEMO Riff 15 Women’s Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: NEMO Riff 15 Women’s Sleeping Bag

NEMO's newest sleeping bag is the Riff Down Sleeping Bag. This bag is designed with side sleepers in mind, because it has more room around the elbows and knees. It's...

Dec 16, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $150

Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $150

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they’d most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the pack. These...

Dec 16, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: SlingFin SplitWing

Gear Review: SlingFin SplitWing

The SlingFin SplitWing is a light, modular shelter system made up of a tarp, a mesh body, and a vestibule (21 ounces total). The SplitWing is going to most appeal...

Dec 15, 2019 : Dan Stenziano
The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2019 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2019 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year as part of The Trek’s annual thru-hiker survey, we ask hikers about the footwear they used, and this footwear data remains my favorite to analyze and write about!...

Dec 12, 2019 : Mariposa
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Shop Now Be Done Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Shop Now Be Done Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI The holiday week is right around the corner, and you don't want to be caught scrambling for last-minute gifts. There'a...

Dec 12, 2019 : Sponsored Post