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Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Big Agnes Tiger Wall Two-Person Tent Review [Video]

Here's our rundown of the Big Agnes Tiger Wall 2. This tent was new last year, joining the ranks of Big Agnes thru-hiker faves like the Fly Creek 2 and...

Dec 12, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Holiday Clearance

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Holiday Clearance

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI. For the full slate of holiday clearance deals, REI Co-op NPS Passage Trekking Poles Originally $74.95, now $36.93 MSR Hubba NX Solo...

Dec 12, 2018 : Sponsored Post
Sustainable Gear Holiday Gift Guide

Sustainable Gear Holiday Gift Guide

The holidays are a joyous time of year for so many reasons. We are surrounded by family and friends, there is plenty of food to go around, and pie. But...

Dec 10, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review:  Montbell Thermawrap Trail Skirt

Gear Review: Montbell Thermawrap Trail Skirt

Weight: 4.1 ounces (117 grams) Insulation:  Synthetic Exceloft (polyester) with sewn-through construction Fabric: 20D Ripstop Nylon, 20-denier Ballistic Nylon Taffeta (lining), Stretch

Dec 10, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: North Face Women’s Allproof Stretch Jacket

Gear Review: North Face Women’s Allproof Stretch Jacket

Dec 10, 2018 : Becky Booroojian
Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking: Winter Hiking Clothing

Beginner’s Guide to Day Hiking: Winter Hiking Clothing

It’s beginning to look a lot like.... winter. With the vast majority of the trails surrounding me (OK, all the trails) coated in snow, I figured this was the perfect...

Dec 6, 2018 : Socked In
Thru-Hikers’ Favorite Luxury Items

Thru-Hikers’ Favorite Luxury Items

With few exceptions, most thru-hikers try to keep their packs as light as possible, dropping significant weight after a pack shakedown or two. That can mean paring down to the...

Dec 4, 2018 : The Editors
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We polled...

Dec 2, 2018 : The Editors
A Guide to Sustainable Brands in the Outdoor Industry

A Guide to Sustainable Brands in the Outdoor Industry

There are few things better than time spent enjoying the humbling magic of our precious earth, and we can all agree our time outdoors is made more enjoyable by the...

Nov 30, 2018 : Anne K. Baker
The Top Tents, Hammocks, and Tarps on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Tents, Hammocks, and Tarps on the Appalachian Trail: 2018 Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year, The Trek surveys long-distance hikers on the Appalachian Trail (AT) regarding the shelter systems they use, such as tents and hammocks. In this post we cover the types...

Nov 28, 2018 : Mariposa