gear review

A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

A Guide to Plus-Size Gear and Clothing for Backpacking

If you're anything like me (and the fact that you're reading this tells me you are), then you have had a hard time finding proper gear for backpacking and hiking. When...

Nov 21, 2018 : Ashley Manning
Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

Post-Appalachian Trail Gear List: My Life in 36L

2,190.9 miles, six months, nine pounds, 36 liters, and now we're here. You guys know that I had a blast falling into the gear vortex and putting together my original...

Oct 25, 2018 : Kelsy Filler
Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

This is a gear review of and love letter to my Patagonia Baggies shorts. They are the best and only pair of hiking shorts that I (or you) ever need to own.    In...

Feb 14, 2018 : Laura Johnston
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