Maggie Slepian

2015 AT thru-hiker. Managing Editor of this website. Writing clips and contact info at maggieslepian.com

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Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Here's our rundown of the Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2. This tent was new last year, joining the ranks of Big Agnes thru-hiker faves like the Fly Creek 2

Dec 12, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

Sawyer Micro Squeeze vs. Original Sawyer Squeeze [Video]

In this video, Dawn and I give the new original Sawyer Squeeze an out-of-the-box test run, and compare the two in size, flow rate, and package

Nov 20, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite vs. NeoAir XLite [Video]

Here's the short n' sweet breakdown of the soon-to-be released Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite in comparison to Therm-a-Rest's thru-hiker fave NeoAir

Oct 27, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Testing Therm-a-Rest’s New Ultralight Sleep System

Testing Therm-a-Rest’s New Ultralight Sleep System

I recently spent a few days backpacking through Wyoming's Wind River Range with Therm-a-Rest as they debuted their new, sub-two-pound ultralight

Aug 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

Gear Review: Oboz Campster Sandal

I'm surprised no one had ramped up the outdoors cred of the omnipresent foam clogs until now, but I'm glad Oboz jumped on it. This Montana-based

Aug 13, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

REI has recently released rain gear with Gore-Tex membranes, utilizing one of the highest performing waterproof/breathable technologies

May 18, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

The Petrel UL 10 is Feathered Friends' warmest three-season women-specific sleeping bag. The bag is built with extra fill in the chest and

Apr 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

Gear Review: Gregory Octal 45

men's Optic, and both are available with a Each year, more brands are catching on as long-distance hikers opt for slimmed-down packs. Gregory has

Apr 16, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Patagonia Airshed Pullover

Gear Review: Patagonia Airshed Pullover

Houdini Jacket. Overview Nano-Air Jacket, and stuffs into its own zippered chest pocket. It sheds light rain without a problem, and I feel

Mar 29, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Revelation 10-Degree Quilt

I thru-hiked the AT with a mummy bag, but I noticed the most weight-conscious hikers carrying ultralight quilts. Quilts weren't as common during

Mar 26, 2018 : Maggie Slepian