gear review

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Blackbird Lightweight Double Layer Hammock Brand: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with webbing/buckle suspension)

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Raider’s Fanny Pack : Toiletries And More

Up the trail, the sun glimmered off an iridescent waist, rainbow reflections hitting the dirt path. Grown-out blonde hair tucked loosely into a bun. A stray stand comes loose in...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

Raider’s Gear Review And Other Stories

My fellow hiker trash, welcome! What lies before you is all the hiking gear I used to finish my 2017 thru-hike of the Appalachian Trail. I've included, sizes, weights and ...

Jan 14, 2018 : Katie Doane
Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

Creedence and Clearwater’s Before & After Gear

As aspiring thru hikers, it can be daunting, even intimidating, to think about the gear needed to walk 2,190 miles. We are here to say, stop stressing because you can...

Nov 6, 2017 : Alex
No Ragrets!

No Ragrets!

We recently discussed a few things that looking back, we may (definitely) would have done differently while getting ready to hike the AT. That's hard to do and say because...

Oct 29, 2017 : Alex
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

 North Face Triarch 3 MSRP: $470 Type: Freestanding Capacity: Three-person Weight: 3 pounds 9 ounces minimum. 5 pounds 4 ounces packed The tent that you decide to bring on a...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex
On Finishing

On Finishing

We did it! We hiked 2,190 miles from Georgia to Maine. Remember that time when two people who never backpacked before and really had no idea what they were doing...

Oct 12, 2017 : Alex
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 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: Mountain Hardwear AC Henley (Men's) Material: A super light poly-blend grid vent Features: Three-button

Apr 29, 2017 : Chuck McKeever