tents

Sleeping with Strangers: Part 1

Sleeping with Strangers: Part 1

Oh, hi, class of 2018! Notebook here. Congratulations on your decision to take the plunge and make a thru-hike attempt! That took a lot of guts! One thing you might...

Dec 22, 2016 : Notebook
Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Dyneema: The Future of Backpacking?

Recently DSM Dyneema purchased Cubic Technologies -- the company that's single-handedly changing the face of outdoor sports. As the pioneer of Dyneema® (previously known as Cuban Fiber), the advances

Nov 21, 2016 : Mary Beth Skylis
Hyperlite Mountain Gear Tour

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Tour

Signs at the entrance led me through hallway after hallway of artist’s studios, diners, and fabric-strewn shops. A door opened into the sunlight and an ancient alley, moss growing down...

Apr 9, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
I Just Called To Say I Love You

I Just Called To Say I Love You

Mile 10.4 Horse Gap, Georgia Horse Gap isn’t an ideal campsite, the clearing we chose is on quite a slope. There is a forest road pretty close that apparently gets...

Mar 10, 2016 : Digger
NEMO Headquarters Tour

NEMO Headquarters Tour

camPrior to the new Nemo gear and my testing of the Blaze 2P ultralight tent, I was given a tour of Nemo’s headquarters by Donald Stickney, director of e-commerce and...

Jan 7, 2016 : Maggie Wallace
5 Quality Freestanding 2-Person Tents

5 Quality Freestanding 2-Person Tents

When it comes to backpacking shelters there are probably tens of thousands of options. Tent, tarp and hammock are the 3 main types of shelters. Each having it's own subcategories....

Aug 10, 2015 : Dylan Tonkin
By the Numbers: The Top Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

By the Numbers: The Top Shelters on the Appalachian Trail

Although tents are the traditional means of shelter in the backcountry, a variety of alternative shelter systems are used by long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail, including hammocks, tarps,

Jun 22, 2015 : Mariposa