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Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they'd most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the

Dec 9, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

Once upon a time, Cyber Monday was the holy grail of discounts.  Somewhere along the way, for many merchants, Cyber Monday evolved into Cyber Week. 

Dec 2, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

Before you #OptOutside on Black Friday, peep the below deals to see if you can't score a steep discount on your gear upgrades for the 2020

Nov 28, 2019 : The Editors
Here’s How 5 Thru-Hikers Figured Out Their Lives After The Trail

Here’s How 5 Thru-Hikers Figured Out Their Lives After The Trail

The gear, permits, finances—not to mention the thru-hike itself—are enough to think about when you decide to attempt a long-distance trek. In fact,

Oct 31, 2019 : The Editors
Take the AT 2019 Thru-Hiker Survey

Take the AT 2019 Thru-Hiker Survey

Have you attempted an Appalachian Trail thru-hike in 2019?  If so, we want to hear from you! Each year, The Trek gathers information from the

Oct 22, 2019 : The Editors
Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Backcountry Recipes Ideal for a Thru-Hike

Fall is here, which means hiking season is fading into eating season. For those of us who will be dreaming of warmer trails and longer miles, it can

Oct 11, 2019 : The Editors
Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Apparel Review: Kari Traa Women’s Clothing

Kari Traa is a European sportswear brand growing in popularity across the US. As of the past few seasons, a wide selection of the brand's items can

Aug 10, 2019 : The Editors
Boots Vs. Trail Runners: Two Loyalists Compare and Contrast

Boots Vs. Trail Runners: Two Loyalists Compare and Contrast

Hiking boots or trail runners? Years ago there wasn't a choice. Leather hiking boots ruled the trail. But trail runners are now king of the

Jul 29, 2019 : The Editors
Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Avalanche Danger and Staying Safe on the CDT in 2019

Due to increased snowpack and avalanche danger this year, the Continental Divide Trail Coalition (CDTC) is encouraging all CDT hikers (thru-hikers

May 25, 2019 : The Editors
2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

2019 Appalachian Trail Hikers Share Their Favorite Gear and Top Advice

We're a few solid months into thru-hiker season on the Appalachian Trail, and it seemed as good a time as any to check in with our bloggers. We asked

May 23, 2019 : The Editors