Owen Eigenbrot

Above all, Owen loves burritos. They are the reason he wakes, the reason he hikes. His hunger drove him the length of the PCT in 2015, the CDT in 2019, and scatters him to wild places worldwide. An engineer sometimes and hiker trash always, he lives to experience, understand, and help the Earth. www.hikefordays.com

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Gossamer Gear The DCF Two Ultralight Tent Review

Gossamer Gear The DCF Two Ultralight Tent Review

The Two is Gossamer Gear’s classic two-person ultralight shelter.  Since being introduced in 2017, the solid design and minor tweaks have helped it

Nov 17, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol vs. NEMO Switchback: The Ultimate Comparison

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol vs. NEMO Switchback: The Ultimate Comparison

If you’ve spent time backpacking, I’d be willing to bet my next pizza that you’ve seen either a Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol (henceforth referred to as Z

Nov 13, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

Bear Canisters: Which Fit in Which Packs, Where You Need Them, and How to Pack One

So you need to bring a bear canister on your next backpacking trip. Find out how to be comfortable while keeping your food and bears safe.

Sep 29, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Backcountry Tahoe Sun Hoodie Review

Backcountry Tahoe Sun Hoodie Review

Backcountry's Tahoe Sun Hoddie is a great warm weather layer for all outdoor activities. Embrace sun protection and get excited for sleeves and a hood.

Sep 11, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Brooks Cascadia 15 Review

Brooks Cascadia 15 Review

The Brooks Cascadia 15 is the latest in an esteemed line of trail running shoes. Find out how this popular thru-hiking choice performs on the trail.

Aug 26, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Sitka Vapor SD Rain Jacket Review

Sitka Vapor SD Rain Jacket Review

The Sitka Vapor SD Rain Jacket is one of the lightest and best performing hard-shells on the market. Here's why it's worth bringing along wherever you go.

Aug 24, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
20 Amazing Pacific Crest Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

20 Amazing Pacific Crest Trail Photos to Help You Get Through the Week

When it comes to our National Scenic Trails, the PCT undeniably lives up to this bland, yet telling title.  We asked you to help us prove it by

Jul 22, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Meet Daren Jackson:  Thru-Hiker, Navy Veteran, Naked and Afraid Survivalist

Meet Daren Jackson: Thru-Hiker, Navy Veteran, Naked and Afraid Survivalist

Thru-hiking attracts a wide variety of individuals.  We all know the stereotypes; the lanky giant with a beard to his chest, the ultralight liberal

Jul 17, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Beyond Thru-Hiking: What You Miss While Hiking the PCT (in California)

Beyond Thru-Hiking: What You Miss While Hiking the PCT (in California)

The PCT is great. Now leave it behind to discover the other great places that touch the trail. Here are four of my favorited spots to explore within sight of the PCT.

Jun 5, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX Jacket

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Torrid APEX Jacket

The Torrid APEX Jacket is an insulated mid-layer offered by Enlightened Equipment (EE), a Minnesota-based backpacking gear company that specializes

May 31, 2020 : Owen Eigenbrot