Gear

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s January Clearance

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s January Clearance

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI.  There's a whole buttload of backpacking hardgoods and apparel on sale at REI right now, from Jan. 18-21. Savvy shoppers can...

Jan 18, 2019 : Sponsored Post
2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey: Top Stoves and Water Treatments

We surveyed over 300 section or thru-hikers about their stove, food, and water preferences and their experience of illnesses on the Appalachian Trail in 2018. This year, enough hikers with...

Jan 17, 2019 : Mariposa
Pacific Crest Trail Gear: Let’s Get Back to the Basics

Pacific Crest Trail Gear: Let’s Get Back to the Basics

On the PCT, the odds are against you succeeding. Estimates say that between 50-60% fall short of their goal of completing the entire trail. There are a lot of aspects...

Jan 17, 2019 : The Editors
Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Just a few weeks ago we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1 or Gossamer Gear Backpack Choice between one (1) Therm-a-Rest Hyperion Sleeping Bag One (1) Altra One (1) Darn Tough Socks One

Jan 15, 2019 : Zach
Gear Review: Espro Ultralight Coffee Press

Gear Review: Espro Ultralight Coffee Press

Caffeination and ultralight backpacking. Two activities that really appeal to me. Put them together in one product and visions of moving fast and light while still enjoying a good cup...

Jan 11, 2019 : Ken Nail
The 2019 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2019 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. We put a call out for 2019 thru-hikers to submit a 90-second video explaining why they're thru-hiking, why they'll finish the trail, and why they...

Jan 8, 2019 : Zach
Gear Review: Brooks Caldera 3

Gear Review: Brooks Caldera 3

The Brooks Caldera trail runner is the lighter and more cushioned cousin of the classic Basic Specs Price: $140 Weight: 8.0 oz (women's) Type: Trail runner Cushion: Maximum Drop: 4mm...

Jan 3, 2019 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Boots

Gear Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Boots

Hi, I'm Maggie and I'm Bad At Winter. I spend November through March April complaining about the cold and doing nothing productive about it, such as learning a new winter sport or...

Jan 3, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
A Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking Gear

A Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking Gear

Regardless of whether you're a day hiker or a thru-hiker, finding the right gear is imperative to a successful, and fun hike. Over the past three years hiking solo I've...

Jan 3, 2019 : Socked In
Announcing The 2019 Badger Sponsorship!

Announcing The 2019 Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2019 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! It's almost time to turn those 2018 calendars into tinder, which can only mean one thing: it's...

Dec 27, 2018 : Zach