Gear

Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

Dan’s Top 5 Pieces of Gear for a PCT Thru-Hike

In this video, Dan shares his top 5 favorite pieces of gear that he carried with him on his SOBO PCT thru hike. His list is comprised of no-fuss, no-frills,...

Feb 18, 2019 : The Editors
Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Whimsical Woman’s Pacific Crest Trail Gear List

Are you just beginning your PCT thru-hike gear essentials research? Are you putting finishing touches on your carefully cultivated set of gear? Maybe you're a gear junkie who just likes...

Feb 15, 2019 : Devin Holmes
Book Review: Chicas on the Appalachian Trail

Book Review: Chicas on the Appalachian Trail

As any thru-hiker knows, preparing for your first thru-hike means a lot of frantic googling. Hours-long googling sessions, googling questions that lead to more questions, waking up in the middle...

Feb 8, 2019 : Becky Booroojian
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Winter Clearance Event

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Winter Clearance Event

The following is a Sponsored Post courtesy of REI Winter might still be in full swing, but in the retail world, shelves are being cleared for spring goods and that...

Feb 8, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Gear Review: Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie

Gear Review: Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie

If you live in Colorado, owning a Melanzana Micro Grid Hoodie last Christmas and have taken it on ski touring trips, day hikes, and even my attempt on the Long...

Feb 6, 2019 : Danielle
The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Gear on the Appalachian Trail: Results from the 2018 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

We recently wrapped up our survey series on the top gear choices for Appalachian Trail thru-hikers. Our survey included information not only on the top packs, tents, footwear, and cookware...

Feb 5, 2019 : The Editors
How to Choose Your Shelter for the Pacific Crest Trail

How to Choose Your Shelter for the Pacific Crest Trail

The next category in our Pacific Crest Trail gear posts covers how to pick your shelter for the Pacific Crest Trail, a choice you'll want to make carefully. Your shelter...

Feb 4, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: North Face Progressor Short-Sleeve Wool Crew

Gear Review: North Face Progressor Short-Sleeve Wool Crew

environmental and North Face Women's Progressor Hybrid Tights, which I tested in conjunction with the Progressor Wool Short-Sleeve Crew. Final Rating: 8/10 Disclaimer: This product was donated for

Feb 2, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Gear Review: North Face Progressor Tights

Gear Review: North Face Progressor Tights

environmental and Two of the best features of the Progressors Hybrid Tights are their stretch and flexibility for the many movements of hiking. As a former thru-hiker and someone who...

Feb 1, 2019 : Laura Johnston
The Nitty-Gritty of Gear Evolution on a Thru-Hike

The Nitty-Gritty of Gear Evolution on a Thru-Hike

About this time last year, I had just committed to my AT thru-hike, which meant that I was in the early research stages. Having never backpacked with less than 30-40...

Jan 24, 2019 : Carl Stanfield