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Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Ladies rejoice!  One of the most popular thru-hiking backpacks is now available in a female-specific version.  I used the unisex Osprey Exos on our AT thru-hike, and my husband Paul...

Feb 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Bedrock is on the forefront of something spectacular with the development of the Cairn 3Ds. These new sandals are going to be available for sale beginning March 1st, 2018, and...

Feb 13, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

As a very belated follow-up to my My base weight was 11 pounds and I could have saved more weight by not carrying these items but I'm glad I did...

Feb 10, 2018 : Emily Ben
Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

Gear Review: Sea to Summit CoolMax Sleeping Bag Liner

The Sea to Summit Reactor Thermolite Sleeping Bag Liner MSRP: $57.95 Weight: 9 ounces The difference: Adds about 14 degrees. Better weight to warmth value (but at a

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

Gear Review: Sea to Summit Aeros Pillow Premium

After 2,000 miles of sleeping on my clothes bag on the Appalachian Trail, I decided to get a can be washed. You can inflate it and deflate it really quickly....

Feb 10, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Gear Review: Warbonnet Blackbird Hammock

Basic Specs: Model: Warbonnet Outdoors Weight: 1lb 6oz (hammock only) or 1lb 120z (as used with webbing/buckle suspension) Dimensions: 101 inch ridgeline length, 63 inch hammock body

Jan 31, 2018 : Stacia Bennett
Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Gear Review: Vargo V3 Titanium Pocket Cleats

Kahtoola MICROspikes Traction System MSRP: $69.95 Weight: 11 ounces Material: Stainless

Jan 25, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis
Diva Revolution: The Perks of the Diva Cup

Diva Revolution: The Perks of the Diva Cup

Alright ladies (and gents who want to stay well-informed), it’s time to talk about the Diva Cup. As you gear up for a 2018 long-distance trek, it’s important to consider...

Jan 24, 2018 : Alexa Shapiro
Meet the 2018 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2018 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Gossamer Gear Backpack Choice between one (1) REI Joule Sleeping Bag One (1) Altra One (1) Darn Tough Socks One

Jan 24, 2018 : Zach
Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

Gear Review: Oiselle’s Women-Specific Outdoor Apparel

I spend a lot of time in workout clothes, which I guess kids these days are calling "athleisure." And by "a lot of time," I mean I spend all of...

Jan 19, 2018 : Maggie Slepian