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Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie

Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoodie Images from Patagonia   MSRP: $299 Description: The Nano Air Jacket which is cheaper without the hood or buy used. Before this jacket, I struggled find a

Mar 20, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: ZPacks Arc Blast UL Backpack

Gear Review: ZPacks Arc Blast UL Backpack

When someone says the name Arc Blast for no less than 2,000 miles of my AT thru hike in 2016.  I'm rounding down, we didn't slackpack that much in PA....

Mar 8, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
L.L. Bean Stowaway Day Pack

L.L. Bean Stowaway Day Pack

Disclosure: L.L. Bean donated this item for review purposes, but this review presents an honest representation of my experience using this gear. This summer, as I began to tackle the...

Dec 11, 2016 : Kate Waite
Gear Review: Vasque Inhaler II GTX

Gear Review: Vasque Inhaler II GTX

A good shoe can make or break your hike, especially with feet like mine. Blister-prone with frequent in-grown toenails and a tendency towards severe heel pain, my feet were not...

Nov 1, 2016 : High Five
Gear Review: Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest

Gear Review: Montbell Plasma 1000 Down Vest

I recently put the Down (1.1 oz or 31 g fill weight) Fabric: 7-denier Plasma 1000 Down Jacket. In the race to cut grams, 1000-fill down provides equal warmth and greater compressibility at...

Oct 21, 2016 : James Cape
Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Requisite Gear Post: The Follow-Up

Waaay back in March after months of research and planning, I posted my initial gear list here for just how careful I am with money), just that I was prepared...

Oct 20, 2016 : Nichole Young
Gear Review: Altra’s Lone Peak 3.0 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Gear Review: Altra’s Lone Peak 3.0 Women’s Trail Running Shoes

Altra might be known for its running shoes, but the brand does have a line of trail shoes. This review will focus on Altra's Lone Peak 3.0 women's shoes. Altra...

Aug 22, 2016 : Madison Dragna
Review: Gossamer Gear The One UL Shelter

Review: Gossamer Gear The One UL Shelter

Full Featured. 19.5 Ounces. Gossamer Gear Gorilla down the 2,189 mile Appalachian Trail in a also used the Gorilla to haul his load of down feathers and layers of merino...

Aug 9, 2016 : Caet Cash
Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Review: Arc’teryx Satoro AR long sleeve zip-up shirt – Women’s

Disclosure: The following product was donated for the purpose of review. I’m writing this from mile 1716 on the PCT, where I’m currently in a love affair with Verified: good for ice

Aug 8, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Altra Lone Peak 3.0: The 600 Mile Review

Full disclosure here. Maine destroyed my Lone Peak 2.5's. Whether it was the terrain, a manufacturing defect or my consistently horrible choice of footing that caused it is totally unknown...

Aug 8, 2016 : Jeremy Morris