Gear

Our Favorite Car Camping Essentials

Our Favorite Car Camping Essentials

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI  Car camping brings a specific kind of happiness and comfort. Prepped meals, endless games, and as many blankets to cuddle...

Mar 20, 2020 : Katie Kommer
What We’re Spending Our REI Dividends on This Year

What We’re Spending Our REI Dividends on This Year

Note to our readers: When you purchase REI items through The Trek's links, the site gets a portion of the sale. This will help keep us afloat during this uncertain...

Mar 20, 2020 : The Editors
Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear: The Rest of the Stuff

Maggie’s PCT 2020 Gear: The Rest of the Stuff

In the interest of procrastinating several long-term projects and avoiding cleaning my house, here is a (mostly) comprehensive look at the rest of what I'll be taking on the PCT....

Mar 13, 2020 : Maggie Slepian
Top Backpacks: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

Top Backpacks: The 2019 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hiker Survey

In this installment of The Trek’s 2019 Hiker Survey, we cover backpacks and base weight. We asked hikers about the frame type, capacity, brand, and model of their backpacks. This...

Mar 13, 2020 : Mariposa
This Week’s Best REI Outlet Deals for Backpackers

This Week’s Best REI Outlet Deals for Backpackers

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI. Spring is around the corner and that means thru-hikers are hitting the trail in full force. Whether you're looking for last-minute...

Mar 13, 2020 : Effie Drew
Gear Review: North x North Hooded Neck Gaiter and Handkerchief

Gear Review: North x North Hooded Neck Gaiter and Handkerchief

Layering is one of the most fundamental skills of any outdoorsperson, regardless of location or activity. The ability to gauge the climate and weather and then to don the appropriate...

Mar 11, 2020 : Samantha Olthof
REI Dividends Are In: Here’s How to Find Yours

REI Dividends Are In: Here’s How to Find Yours

It's the most wonderful time of the year. If you're anything like us, and we're guessing you are, you've spent more than a couple of bucks at REI over the...

Mar 6, 2020 : The Editors
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Spring Clearance

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Spring Clearance

This is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI Spring is right around the corner, and with it, the start of backpacking season. This is the time to finish...

Mar 5, 2020 : Sponsored Post
How to Choose the Proper Rain Gear for Your Hike

How to Choose the Proper Rain Gear for Your Hike

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Check out an REI Hiking Course near you.  Angry storm clouds swirl overhead as icy rain drenches the alpine landscape...

Mar 2, 2020 : Kelly Floro
Gear Review: Rab Men’s Kaon Jacket

Gear Review: Rab Men’s Kaon Jacket

Rab has made a serious contender for the ideal backpacking jacket with the Kaon Jacket. This innovative jacket is made with efficiency in mind and cuts weight everywhere possible. Inspired...

Feb 28, 2020 : Carl Stanfield