Gear

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
Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400

You'll be hard pressed to trek too far on the Appalachian Trail or Pacific Crest Trail without running into someone using a Hyperlite Mountain Gear Windrider 3400. These 100 percent...

Jul 28, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The Best Women’s Hiking Apparel

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI.  You can find their array of quality women's clothing here.  Women-specific backpacking clothing has come a long way in...

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Best Gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2018

Each year (sometimes twice a year if we're feeling froggy) The Trek hits up Outdoor Retailer, the industry's largest trade show. This semiannual event showcases new gear, major industry players,

Jul 26, 2018 : The Editors
5 Pairs Of Women’s Hiking Pants That Don’t Totally Suck

5 Pairs Of Women’s Hiking Pants That Don’t Totally Suck

Behold! A list of carefully selected hiking pants for us ladies that don't absolutely suck. If you're a female, you know the struggle of finding hiking pants that aren't hideous,...

Jul 24, 2018 : Andrea Davis
Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

My husband and I have amassed quite a bit of gear over two thru-hikes.  Still, for the CDT we knew we'd have to purchase some new big ticket items, mostly...

Apr 28, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Meet the 2018 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2018 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the 2018 Badger Sponsorship, where a handful of aspiring thru-hikers would win some high quality gear, food, and resources, including a grand prize

Jan 24, 2018 : Zach
The 2018 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2018 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. The 2018 Badger Sponsorship received nearly double the number of submissions than last year. This year we reviewed 108 video submissions, smashing our previous record...

Jan 17, 2018 : Zach
Announcing the 2018 Badger Sponsorship!

Announcing the 2018 Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2018 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! That's right- it's that time of year. The page on the calendar where we give away thousands of dollars...

Jan 1, 2018 : Zach
Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

These days, thru hikers and weight conscious backpackers are spoiled for choice when it comes to lightweight backpacks on the market. With Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA), Mountain Laurel

May 29, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan