Gear

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear G4-20 Ultralight 42 Backpack

The Gossamer Gear G4-20 is a new take on one of the classic GG packs with some really cool and unique new features. Most notable are the asymmetrical hip belt...

Jan 13, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear Versa

The early 1990s have recycled themselves and fanny packs are back, there's no two ways about it. Amusingly, this is apparently the case not only in Hiker Trash Vogue but...

Jan 13, 2020 : Anne K. Baker
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s January Clearance

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s January Clearance

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. From 1/13 to 1/20, REI is clearing out their shelves and backpackers have the chance to save up to 50%...

Jan 13, 2020 : Sponsored Post
Top Sleeping Bags and Pads: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Sleeping Bags and Pads: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

In 2019, we surveyed 365 section and thru-hikers who were on the Appalachian Trail (AT) . We asked these hikers about the sleeping bags they used, as well as quilts...

Jan 9, 2020 : Mariposa
Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Convert Quilt

Gear Review: Enlightened Equipment Convert Quilt

Over the past few years, quilts have risen significantly in popularity for long-distance backpackers. If you aren’t familiar with them, the basic concept behind their design is that when using...

Jan 7, 2020 : Carl Stanfield
Gear Wars: Quilts Vs. Sleeping Bag

Gear Wars: Quilts Vs. Sleeping Bag

Do you pass out after a long day of hiking in a zipped-up sleeping bag or an open-sided quilt? Do you want the comfort of an enclosed bag or the...

Jan 2, 2020 : The Editors
Gear Review: Women’s Icebreaker Mid Layer Jacket; Base Layer Tights

Gear Review: Women’s Icebreaker Mid Layer Jacket; Base Layer Tights

As an avid outdoors woman, I’ve accumulated quite a collection of base layers. At this point, I consider myself a connoisseur. Over the course of thousands of miles of hiking...

Dec 31, 2019 : Katie Gerber
Gear Review: Feathered Friends Tanager 20 CFL Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Feathered Friends Tanager 20 CFL Sleeping Bag

I cannot count the number of sleeping bags I've used. I tried, really I did, but it's a lot. I've used synthetic and down, mummy and rectangular and spoon, degree...

Dec 28, 2019 : Anne K. Baker
Gear Review: Hoka One One Evo Speedgoat Trail Shoes

Gear Review: Hoka One One Evo Speedgoat Trail Shoes

The Speedgoat line from Hoka One One is named for Carl “Speedgoat” Meltzer, who not only holds the record for the most 100-mile trail race wins, but also set the...

Dec 27, 2019 : Megan McGowan
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Year-End Clearance Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Year-End Clearance Sale

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI Starting on 12/25, savvy shoppers can save up to 50% on camping and backpacking gear, men's and women's apparel, and...

Dec 25, 2019 : Sponsored Post