Enlightened Equipment

First Impressions on our Gear

First Impressions on our Gear

Last week butterfly and I got out for another weekend adventure to Cougar Reservoir in Oregon.  unfortunately, we did not go on any long hikes, yet got to relax by...

Jul 4, 2017 : Patrick Donahue
Gear Galore

Gear Galore

If at first you buy the wrong gear, research and research some more. The first thing I wanted to do when I decided I was going to hike the AT...

Feb 27, 2017 : Jennifer Giddens
Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Our 2016 Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: $200 and Up

Make no mistake, backpacking is expensive. We've published plenty of money-saving posts (during your hike), but sometimes you have to bite the bullet and shell out the big bucks for...

Dec 13, 2016 : The Editors
Overhaul Your Big Three

Overhaul Your Big Three

In the market to evolve your backpacking gear, but lost on where to begin? We all know the major brands sold at the large retailers, and there's a reason they're so popular:...

Sep 13, 2015 : Silent Bob