Gear

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Amazon's annual Prime Day Sale is here again. If you're a Prime member, you can score sweet deals on backpacking gear—and much more—from June 21st to June 22nd (deal expires...

Jun 21, 2021 : The Editors
19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

Outfitting yourself for a thru-hike is hard: no amount of research will let you know for sure which items will work for you when it comes time to actually hit...

Jun 16, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

The end of my backpacking season is usually marked by a bag full of spent fuel canisters. Recycling centers often don't know what to do with them, most gear outfitters...

Jun 14, 2021 : Dan Purdy
Houdini Come Along Wind Jacket Review

Houdini Come Along Wind Jacket Review

The humble wind jacket is one of my favorite layers.  While it won’t replace a full-on rain jacket for wet weather protection, this versatile garment excels across a wide variety...

Jun 10, 2021 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Gear Review: Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 300 Max

Over the past few years, Inov-8 has earned itself a reputation for creating some of the most rugged trail runners and hiking boots on the market. The company achieved this...

Jun 8, 2021 : Joal and Jenny
The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The Best Backpacking Baselayers of 2021

The best backpacking baselayers wick sweat and regulate temperature for superior next-to-skin comfort. This is one gear category you don't need to overthink—although they vary from one garment to the

Jun 7, 2021 : The Editors
8 Pound Base Weight With a Wind Jacket AND a Rain Jacket

8 Pound Base Weight With a Wind Jacket AND a Rain Jacket

Every time I wore my ultralight wind jacket during day hikes, I used to think, “I should try bringing this backpacking.” Until this spring, though, I never brought my wind...

Jun 1, 2021 : Sam Schild
Katabatic Flex 22 Quilt Review

Katabatic Flex 22 Quilt Review

Katabatic is a well-loved outfitter in the ultralight community, and their Flex 22 quilt provides another example of their excellent work. This three-season quilt is designed with ultralight hikers

May 31, 2021 : Samantha Olthof
Walking Distance #07 | Dan Durston

Walking Distance #07 | Dan Durston

In this episode of Walking Distance presented by The Trek and hosted by Blissful Hiker (Alison Young), we are joined by Dan Durston, a biologist, Canadian gear designer, and owner...

May 25, 2021 : Jackie Marusiak
Packrafting Gear: Six Moon Designs Flex Pack PR Review

Packrafting Gear: Six Moon Designs Flex Pack PR Review

Packrafting, the sport combining backpacking and paddling in a lightweight inflatable raft, has been expanding in popularity in recent years. While you can technically use your ordinary backpacking

May 24, 2021 : Megan McGowan