Reviews

Gear Review:  Montbell Thermawrap Trail Skirt

Gear Review: Montbell Thermawrap Trail Skirt

Weight: 4.1 ounces (117 grams) Insulation:  Synthetic Exceloft (polyester) with sewn-through construction Fabric: 20D Ripstop Nylon, 20-denier Ballistic Nylon Taffeta (lining), Stretch

Dec 10, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: North Face Women’s Allproof Stretch Jacket

Gear Review: North Face Women’s Allproof Stretch Jacket

Dec 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We polled...

Dec 2, 2018 : The Editors
A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

If you're anything like me (and the fact that you're reading this tells me you are), then you have had a hard time finding proper gear for backpacking and hiking. When...

Nov 21, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Food Review: Good To-Go Backpacking Meals

Food Review: Good To-Go Backpacking Meals

Backpackers know that food is an essential component of any adventure. You want to feel satisfied, well-nourished, and fueled up for the day with food that is nutritious enough to...

Nov 20, 2018 : Jessica Tinios
Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

In this video, Dawn and I give the new original Sawyer Squeeze an out-of-the-box test run, and compare the two in size, flow rate, and package inclusion. We also nearly freeze our...

Nov 20, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Convert 2 Four-Season Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Convert 2 Four-Season Tent

Nov 14, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

Here's the short n' sweet breakdown of the soon-to-be released Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite in comparison to Therm-a-Rest's thru-hiker fave NeoAir XLite. Our review includes a visual rundown of

Oct 27, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Supplement Review: Tailwind Nutrition

Supplement Review: Tailwind Nutrition

Jeff Vierling started I am something of a nutritional imbecile when it comes to fueling during any of my (very amateur) athletic endeavors. I've done a lot of trial and...

Oct 25, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Gear Review: REI Co-Op Essential Rain Jacket

Gear Review: REI Co-Op Essential Rain Jacket

Circumstances of Review I have used this jacket during both rainy walks in Philadelphia, and wet early-fall hikes in the Pennsylvania woods. We've had rain almost every day during the...

Oct 3, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn