Gear

The Ultimate Guide to Thru-Hiking Electronics

The Ultimate Guide to Thru-Hiking Electronics

We all dream of unplugging on trail, spending time in the trees and away from technology. That is, until we want to take a picture, figure out where our next...

Jan 24, 2024 : Alex "GPS" Brown
The Best Backpacking Quilts of 2024

The Best Backpacking Quilts of 2024

Quilts are all the rage these days, and it's easy to see why. They're more streamlined than sleeping bags, and when used correctly, they can still be incredibly warm and...

Jan 23, 2024 : The Editors
The Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web

The Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web

If you're looking for some gear for your upcoming adventures, check out these great deals on backpacking gear from around the web. Most of these are clearance items, i.e. supply...

Jan 19, 2024 : Diane Duffard
Essential Gear for a 4,400-Mile Thru-Hike

Essential Gear for a 4,400-Mile Thru-Hike

Embarking on a thru-hike is no small feat. While the Appalachian Trail and Pacific Crest Trail have secured their place as two of the most popular long-distance trails in the...

Jan 19, 2024 : Kendra Slagter
The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2024

The Best Backpacking Sleeping Bags of 2024

We've established the best backpacking homes (tents!), beds (sleeping pads!) how to carry them (packs!) and now it's time to choose your comforter (sleeping bag) for the next five to...

Jan 17, 2024 : The Editors
Is It Time For Thru-Hikers To Ditch Their Smartwater Bottles?

Is It Time For Thru-Hikers To Ditch Their Smartwater Bottles?

Researchers from Columbia University and Rutgers University have found alarming numbers of plastic particles in bottled drinking water: more than 240,000 particles per liter on average, a

Jan 16, 2024 : Kelly Floro
How To Repair an Inflatable Sleeping Pad

How To Repair an Inflatable Sleeping Pad

One of the most important aspects of any backpacking adventure is getting a good night's sleep at the end of each day. Crushing miles all day is quite the endeavor,...

Jan 15, 2024 : Moose Juice
Top Tents and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Tents and Shelters on the Appalachian Trail: 2023 Thru-Hiker Survey

This installment of the 2023 Appalachian Trail survey covers shelters of all kinds. We'll discuss the types of shelters used, the type and size chosen based on hiking companions, and...

Jan 11, 2024 : Kate Richard
Branwyn Essential Thong Review

Branwyn Essential Thong Review

Finding the right underwear for backpacking is quite the challenge. It has to hold up to multiple days of wear and lots of sweat. The Branwyn Essential Thong is made...

Jan 10, 2024 : Kate Richard
The Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web

The Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Around the Web

Are you heading into the new year with some backpacking adventures in mind? If so, check out these great deals on backpacking gear from around the web. Most of these...

Jan 5, 2024 : Diane Duffard