gear review

Comprehensive Post-AT Gear Review

Comprehensive Post-AT Gear Review

When I was researching, I only trusted the gear reviews from hikers who had finished the trail. I completed my SOBO thru-hike of the AT on November 26, so here's...

Dec 3, 2021 : Shuping Liu
I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

I have to break up with my Zpacks backpack

People have shared that gear may shift along the course of a thru-hike, but it is not without some sadness that I didn’t get my pack choice right from the...

Aug 8, 2021 : Janine
Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Appalachian Trail Gear Review for 2021 Thru-hike

Most of my gear to be consolidated into the red pack. Gear Review for 2021 With all the gear I have accumulated over the last nine months, it made sense...

Jan 24, 2021 : Darlene M
Enlightened Equipment Convert Quilt Review

Enlightened Equipment Convert Quilt Review

Over the past few years, quilts have risen significantly in popularity for long-distance backpackers. If you aren’t familiar with them, the basic concept behind their design is that when using...

Jan 7, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Deschutes Tarp

For thru-hikers and backpackers looking for a simple ultralight shelter, the Deschutes Solo Tarp is a reliable and affordable choice. It’s not flashy, but it’s a shelter for anyone who...

Sep 20, 2019 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: Outdoor Research Wayward II Sun Shirt

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Wayward II Sun Shirt

While the Wayward II doesn't blow me away in any one category, it’s overall performance balanced many features that are important on a long-distance adventure - breathability, temperature-regulation, coverage, comfort...

Sep 20, 2019 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: MSR Freelite 2 Tent

Gear Review: MSR Freelite 2 Tent

MSR is a popular outdoor gear equipment manufacturer, known for their stoves and tents. The Freelite 2 is a dual access, lightweight, semi-freestanding tent. For ultralighters, it can be used...

Sep 16, 2019 : Samantha Olthof
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Enigma Quilt

The Enlightened Equipment Enigma is a popular ultralight quilt with backpackers, thru-hikers, and other weight-conscious adventurers. The Enigma has a simple, but carefully crafted design, with a

Jul 18, 2019 : Effie Drew
What Worked, What Didn’t on My Trek to Maine

What Worked, What Didn’t on My Trek to Maine

Hey folks! A lot of time was spent deciding what to carry as I walked from Georgia to Maine. So I thought I'd briefly try to let you know how...

Mar 19, 2019 : Christopher Keys
The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

The End of My Walk Has Been Hard to Sum Up

Hey all, It has been a long time since my last post. Good thing this isn't my job, cause I would have missed a few deadlines. I had a feeling...

Mar 7, 2019 : Christopher Keys