backpacks

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 : Annette
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
By the Numbers: Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail

By the Numbers: Backpacks on the Appalachian Trail

As one of my pack was dear to me from the start. But after I crammed it through the crevices of Mahoosuc Notch, catapulted it over the Lemon Squeeze, and...

Nov 12, 2015 : Mariposa