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The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

The Best Thru Hiking Tents of 2017

A hiker's choice of shelter is an entirely personal decision. Solo hikers who value space over weight often opt for a two-person freestanding tent, which allows livable space for hiker-plus-gear.

Jun 25, 2017 : The Editors
My Portable, Transferable, Multi-Sport Essentials Kit

My Portable, Transferable, Multi-Sport Essentials Kit

I think most backpackers and hikers agree on the importance of the ten essentials, even though we might quibble about what exactly those Swiss Army Knife when hiking and backpacking,...

Jun 23, 2017 : John Edward Harris
Gear Review: Vargo Dig Dig Tool

Gear Review: Vargo Dig Dig Tool

The trowel is a mighty topic of debate in the Backpacking world. While it’s entirely possible to use innovation as a strategy to ditch some gear, it’s equally as important...

Jun 20, 2017 : Mary Beth Skylis
The Pains of Hiking Lite

The Pains of Hiking Lite

The straps of my 46L pack dug deep, red, pressure marks in my shoulders. None of the 20-25lb loads stored in the nearly frameless pack, (a now-discontinued Osprey Hornet) was...

Jun 17, 2017 : Joseph Hey
Gear Review: ENO SubLink Hammock Shelter System

Gear Review: ENO SubLink Hammock Shelter System

Overview: Much like buying a freestanding tent, the SubLink system takes the guesswork out of shopping for a hammock setup. It's all here: Hammock, rain fly, bug net, stakes, suspension...

Jun 15, 2017 : Maggie Slepian
Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

As backpacking gear gets lighter and hikers more savvy with their base weight, the pack trend has followed suit... or perhaps led the charge.We sifted through the current offerings—from the biggest

Jun 12, 2017 : The Editors
Exclusive Trek Giveaway! Win an Osprey Exos 58 with Afletik

Exclusive Trek Giveaway! Win an Osprey Exos 58 with Afletik

Getting the site off the ground didn't come easily. Afletik founder Nick Zamanov lived out of his Volkswagen Jetta in San Fransisco for nearly six months to fund his online shopping...

Jun 12, 2017 : Sponsored Post
Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 2

Hikers might recognize the Hoka One One Speedgoat as the neon kicks that helped Hoka One One Athlete Karl Meltzer break the Hoka One One Speedgoat 2 Size: Women's 7 Weight:...

Jun 6, 2017 : Caet Cash
Gear Review: Massdrop x Fizan Compact Trekking Poles

Gear Review: Massdrop x Fizan Compact Trekking Poles

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by Massdrop, a creator of high-quality custom gear, apparel, and products inspired and designed by our online communities. on

Jun 5, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes

Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes

Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoe is for rugged terrain with Contragrip WT (wet traction) for muddy, slushy or snowy terrain. Also, the water resistant and nylon uppers keep feet dry...

Jun 4, 2017 : Danielle