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Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

As backpacking gear gets lighter and hikers more savvy with their base weight, the pack trend has followed suit... or perhaps led the charge.We sifted through the current offerings—from the biggest

Jun 12, 2017 : The Editors
Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

Superior Wilderness Designs: UL Backpacks You Should Know About

The masterminds behind SWD: Stitch and Good Lady The Ultralight Backpacking industry’s future began to change in January of 2016, when Brandon McIntyre (Stitch) and Ashley Thick (Good Lady)

May 5, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
Do I Really Need All These Packs?

Do I Really Need All These Packs?

With so many diverse brands and styles of packs available, each designed for a different type of use, each appealing to various needs, wants, and fashion trends, it's no wonder...

Apr 27, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Evolution of My Gear – Aiming for Ultralight

Evolution of My Gear – Aiming for Ultralight

In my REI Ridgeline 65L.  If it is any lighter than my previous pack, it isn't by much.  But my gear did get a little lighter.  I was hammock camping...

Feb 25, 2017 : Jim McNelis (Moonshine)
Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Great Pack Debate: Pros & Cons of ULA Circuit Vs Osprey Viva

Apparently, I wasn't quite done with the Great Pack Debate. In my last post, I talked about how reducing my base weight was the answer to my pack dilemma. However,...

Feb 7, 2017 : Rewind
Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Recently DSM Dyneema purchased Cubic Technologies -- the company that's single-handedly changing the face of outdoor sports. As the pioneer of Dyneema® (previously known as Cuban Fiber), the advances

Nov 21, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
The Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail: 2016 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

Unless you're making the rest of us jealous by slackpacking the whole way, your backpack is one of the most important pieces of gear you take on a long-distance hike. Whether you...

Nov 10, 2016 : Mariposa
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Tour

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Tour

Signs at the entrance led me through hallway after hallway of artist’s studios, diners, and fabric-strewn shops. A door opened into the sunlight and an ancient alley, moss growing down...

Apr 9, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
I Just Called To Say I Love You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

Mile 10.4 Horse Gap, Georgia Horse Gap isn’t an ideal campsite, the clearing we chose is on quite a slope. There is a forest road pretty close that apparently gets...

Mar 10, 2016 : Digger
Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Let’s Talk About Gear, Baby!

Just in time for Valentine's Day, i'm about to get romantic with you gearheads. Time for a "What's In My Bag?" post, hiker style. I've included weight where I thought...

Feb 12, 2016 : Kimmy Morris