Become Our Next Gear Aficionado

Love gear + writing?

The Trek wants YOU

If you’re a strong writer, want to be part of a tight knit and rapidly growing community, and love sharing your insights about gear, you should consider becoming The Trek’s next Gear Aficionado!

If selected, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Help inquiring hikers and backpackers
  • Receive free gear (for product reviews)
  • Establish yourself as a thought leader amongst an award winning hiking and outdoor blog
  • Join our monthly Writers Hangouts (optional)
  • Work with an amazing team of passionate writers and backpackers

The ideal candidate is a strong writer, has a in-depth knowledge about backpacking gear (min. experience: 2,000 miles), and an enthusiasm for backpacking, hiking, being outside, growing and/or appreciating beards, trail mix, and whiskey.

< Apply here >

Comments 3

  • storiale : Apr 6th

    I am very curious what backpack advice you all can give. I am in the midst of choosing backpacks and have been fitted, etc. What don’t I know that I don’t know? What should I be looking for in a backpack (outside of all the great info on REI).

  • John Marie : Apr 15th

    Hiya, I was hoping I could get feedback on a creative way to compress my sleeping bag?

    About a year ago, I changed my method and designed a compression sack like no other. A companion from my Meetup group (40 Adventures) thought I should make this available for the hiking community, so I did.
    I am in the middle of a Kickstarter campaign raising funds to make that happen. Your input would be much appreciated.

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