Maggie Slepian

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

Posts

Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman, Trail Runner Who Killed Mountain Lion with Bare Hands, Details Attack

Travis Kauffman spoke publicly for the first time since his life-and-death encounter with a mountain lion in Colorado, describing in vivid detail how

Feb 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Gear Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Boots

Gear Review: Oboz Bridger 7″ BDry Insulated Boots

Hi, I'm Maggie and I'm Bad At Winter. I spend November through March April complaining about the cold and doing nothing productive about it, such as

Jan 3, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Winter Peak Bagging Tips for People Who Hate Winter

Winter Peak Bagging Tips for People Who Hate Winter

Another year, another trip to New Hampshire to visit family. Once again, I find myself voluntarily heading to the mountains with my father and his

Dec 21, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
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