gear review

Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

These days, thru hikers and weight conscious backpackers are spoiled for choice when it comes to lightweight backpacks on the market. With Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA), Mountain Laurel

May 29, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear AC Long Sleeve Men’s Henley

Gear Review: Mountain Hardwear AC Long Sleeve Men’s Henley

(Disclaimer: This item was donated for the purposes of reviewing.) Basic Specs Name:

Apr 29, 2017 : Chuck McKeever
Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Gear Review: Osprey Ariel 65L

Osprey Ariel 65L pack is for the adventure ladies taking on alpine terrain and carrying heavy loads. In addition, the pack is adaptable- with a removable top lid and sleeping pad...

Apr 25, 2017 : Danielle
Book Review: Andrew Skurka’s Gear Guide: Second Edition

Book Review: Andrew Skurka’s Gear Guide: Second Edition

Disclosure: the following book was donated for the purpose of this review.  In a world where every budding long distance hiker has their own social media channel soliciting "expert" backpacking

Apr 8, 2017 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

Gear Review: Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody

Patagonia Nano-Air Hoody 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