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Gear Review: Sea to Summit Ember II 30 Down Quilt

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Ember II 30 Down Quilt

Backpacking quilts have gained  in popularity in recent years, largely driven by weight-conscious backpackers looking to trim weight from their sleep system. Properly used, a quilt can keep you just

Aug 20, 2019 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 NorthRim

Gear Review: Hyperlite Mountain Gear 3400 NorthRim

The NorthRim is Hyperlite Mountain Gear’s most durable multiday backpack, meant for adventures on-trail and off. The design is similar to HMG’s Windrider and Southwest packs, but the use of

Aug 19, 2019 : Liz Snyder
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Nitro Quilt 800 (35 Degree)

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Nitro Quilt 800 (35 Degree)

Thinking about switching to a quilt but not totally ready to let your mummy bag go? Let me introduce you to the Sierra Designs Nitro Quilt 800. By combining the best...

Aug 19, 2019 : Colleen Goldhorn
Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout

Six Moon Designs Skyscape Scout has been my go-to tent for a summer of adventures. This single-person tent is a fantastic option for new long-distance hikers who want to count...

Aug 15, 2019 : Lisa Pulsifer
Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

Gear Review: Altra Timp 1.5

In just a few short years, Logan, Utah-based Altra Running shoes has taken the American long-distance hiking world by storm. I had never heard of the company until my first...

Aug 15, 2019 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2019

The Best Backpacks for Thru-Hiking of 2019

There's no such thing as the perfect gear system, but there are options for every hiking style and preference. Your choice of pack will directly correlate to the choices you...

Aug 14, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review [Video]

I switched to the Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 this season after using the Copper Spur Platinum as my semi-freestanding tent for the past few years. The Copper...

Aug 12, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Baby’s Wind River Gear List: High Elevation, Potential Snow

Baby’s Wind River Gear List: High Elevation, Potential Snow

I'm heading out to the Wind River Range for a figure-eight traverse of the High Routes, putting together a combination of Andrew Skurka’s 100-mile route, and Adventure Alan’s 70-mile route,...

Aug 12, 2019 : Effie Drew
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 be found at...

Aug 10, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 1

Gear Review: MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 1

Have you been on the hunt for a lightweight shelter designed for hikers who need bug protection without unnecessary frills? Take a look at the Thru-Hiker Mesh House 1 from...

Aug 10, 2019 : Josh Johnson