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PCT 2018 Gear Review

PCT 2018 Gear Review

Just over a year ago, I began preparing for my thru-hike of the Pacific Crest Trail. Giddy with the thought of a new and exciting adventure, all I wanted to...

Oct 18, 2018 : Rebecca Burns
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 These Salomon shoes handled the endless rocks, roots and rebar of the Appalachian Trail like a hero. At first they...

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

Waymark Gear Co. Material: Xpac four-layer laminate construction fabric Weight: 21.75 ounces MSRP: $195 to $280 (depending on customization) Circumstances of Review My summer’s

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's Windrider 3400 is an ultralight...

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 Smartwool NTS Mid 250 Zip-T MSRP: $100 REI Co-op Screeline...

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
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, members can also take 20% off...

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I thru-hiked...

Apr 2, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon