gear guide

Gear Guide 2016: Standout Down and Synthetic Insulating Jackets

Gear Guide 2016: Standout Down and Synthetic Insulating Jackets

No matter what the season, your insulation layer can make or break a backpacking trip, and in some cases might even save your life. There are innumerable "puffy" options to choose from...

Mar 24, 2016 : The Editors
Our 2015 Summer Backpacker’s Gear Guide

Our 2015 Summer Backpacker’s Gear Guide

Long days.  Big miles.  Big sun.  Big sweat.  Big bugs.  Surprise storms.  Unreliable water sources. Stuck in a four-way tie for our favorite backpacking season, it's summer time. The following

Jun 26, 2015 : Zach
Our 2015 Spring Backpacker’s Gear Guide

Our 2015 Spring Backpacker’s Gear Guide

It's wet, it's warm (but not too warm), it's cold (but not too cold).  It's spring.  Tis the season for temperate hiking conditions (a definite plus for us heavy-sweaters), budding flowers,

Apr 3, 2015 : Zach
Our 2014 Backpackers Gift Guide

Our 2014 Backpackers Gift Guide

Looking for the perfect gift for the backpacker in your life?  Look no further. The following list includes many of our favorite pieces of gear across several categories.  Submissions are courtesy

Dec 10, 2014 : Zach