Gear

Announcing the 2020 Badger Sponsorship

Announcing the 2020 Badger Sponsorship

Calling all 2020 thru-hikers.  The Trek wants to sponsor you! Each year, we get in the holiday spirit by lavishing a handful of soon-to-be thru-hikers with some best gear, food,...

Dec 16, 2019 : Zach
Baby’s Wind River Gear List: High Elevation, Potential Snow

Baby’s Wind River Gear List: High Elevation, Potential Snow

I'm heading out to the Wind River Range for a figure-eight traverse of the High Routes, putting together a combination of Andrew Skurka’s 100-mile route, and Adventure Alan’s 70-mile route,...

Aug 12, 2019 : Effie Drew
Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Kari Traa is a European sportswear brand growing in popularity across the US. As of the past few seasons, a wide selection of the brand's items can be found at...

Aug 10, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

The Timp 1.5 is a zero-drop trail running shoe from Altra that hits a sweet spot of cushioning between their popular Lone Peak and their max-cushioned Olympus. Like the Lone...

May 23, 2019 : Dan Stenziano
Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2019 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Just a few weeks ago we unveiled the 2019 Badger Sponsorship, where a handful of aspiring thru-hikers would win some high quality gear, food, and resources, including a grand prize of... Choice

Jan 15, 2019 : Zach
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
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
The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your next favorite pair of trail shoes here. Women can get away with wearing men's shoes, but research...

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

I'm surprised no one had ramped up the outdoors cred of the omnipresent foam clogs until now, but I'm glad Oboz jumped on it. This Montana-based company has crushed it...

Aug 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Waymark Gear Company THRU 38L Pack

Gear Review: Waymark Gear Company THRU 38L Pack

Thinking about getting a new pack? Consider a Waymark Gear Company pack! With total control of customization down to the color of each individual panel, you'll be sure to stand...

Jul 29, 2018 : Alexa Bonsai Shapiro