Reviews

Sierra Designs Gigawatt 60L Backpack Review

Sierra Designs Gigawatt 60L Backpack Review

Looking for a backpack for your first trip? Ready to own your own pack, but not ready to shell out for a very nice one that you're not sure if...

Jun 29, 2022 : Penina Satlow
ULA Circuit Backpack Review

ULA Circuit Backpack Review

When I launched my thru-hiking career on the Colorado Trail in 2015, I did a lot of research online to find gear I thought would work for me. I’m pleased...

Jun 27, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Superfeet Adapt Hike Max Insole Review

Superfeet Adapt Hike Max Insole Review

This is a sponsored post brought to you by Superfeet. Have you ever noticed how the insoles that come standard with most hiking boots and trail runners are thin, flimsy...

Jun 21, 2022 : Kelly Floro
ULA Ohm 2.0 Ultralight Backpack Review

ULA Ohm 2.0 Ultralight Backpack Review

I recently tested out the ULA Equipment Ohm 2.0 backpack, and overall I give it a big ol’ thumbs up! The Ohm 2.0 is an ultralight backpacking backpack. It can...

May 24, 2022 : Jenn Wall
Jolly Gear Triple Crown Button Down Sun Hoodie Review

Jolly Gear Triple Crown Button Down Sun Hoodie Review

Surely we can agree that a thru-hike has always been a chance to fly your freakiest flags. You've got your ever-more-swashbuckling Hawaiian shirts, your highlighter hot pink crocs, and your

May 9, 2022 : J. Taylor Bell
Therm-a-Rest Parsec 0 Sleeping Bag Review

Therm-a-Rest Parsec 0 Sleeping Bag Review

Backpacking season doesn’t have to end as the first snowfall hits the ground. Whether you’re looking to head out for a few days of snowy hiking, cross country skiing, snowshoeing,...

May 2, 2022 : Colleen Goldhorn
Zenbivy Light Bed 10 Review

Zenbivy Light Bed 10 Review

I’ve slept in a half dozen different women’s mummy bags and quilts over my years of backpacking and have never been completely satisfied or particularly comfortable. That is, until this...

Apr 28, 2022 : Lisa Pulsifer
Sea to Summit Ascent AcII Sleeping Bag Review

Sea to Summit Ascent AcII Sleeping Bag Review

On my last thru-hike (PCT, 2021) I used a quilt for the first time. Thanks to (mostly) cooperative weather, a 20-degree quilt proved to be just enough to keep me...

Apr 20, 2022 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Zpacks DupleXL Review: An Ultralight Tent for Tall Hikers

Zpacks DupleXL Review: An Ultralight Tent for Tall Hikers

For tall hikers, waking up to a wet sleeping bag as your footbox has been pressed up against the bottom of your tent can be an all too familiar feeling,...

Apr 18, 2022 : Joal and Jenny
Zpacks Altaplex Tent Review

Zpacks Altaplex Tent Review

Choosing a shelter for a thru-hike is tougher than deciding on any other piece of gear: it's virtually picking a home for half a year. Zpacks tents have risen to...

Mar 30, 2022 : Carl Stanfield