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The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2019 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

The Top Footwear on the Appalachian Trail: 2019 AT Thru-Hiker Survey

Each year as part of The Trek’s annual thru-hiker survey, we ask hikers about the footwear they used, and this footwear data remains my favorite to analyze and write about!...

Dec 12, 2019 : Mariposa
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Shop Now Be Done Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Shop Now Be Done Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI The holiday week is right around the corner, and you don't want to be caught scrambling for last-minute gifts. There'a...

Dec 12, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

Thru-Hiker’s Gift Guide 2019: Under $50

We polled thru-hikers, our gear review team, and our writer crew to find out what they'd most want to find neatly wrapped and ready to throw into the pack. These...

Dec 9, 2019 : The Editors
Gear Review: GORE H5 SHAKEDRY Hooded Rain Jacket

Gear Review: GORE H5 SHAKEDRY Hooded Rain Jacket

Gore has always been a forerunner of new rainproof technology and this jacket takes the latest innovations to come out of the Gore labs and combines them into an impressive...

Dec 9, 2019 : Joal and Jenny
Gear Review: TOAKS 900ml D130mm Pot

Gear Review: TOAKS 900ml D130mm Pot

One of the most enjoyable parts of a long day on the trail can be a hearty hot meal in camp. The TOAKS 900ml D130mm Pot is a nicely sized...

Dec 9, 2019 : Carl Stanfield
REI Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide

REI Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI If you're perusing this site, chances are someone on your holiday list is thru-hiking, or you yourself are hitting a...

Dec 4, 2019 : Sponsored Post
Gear Review:  Outdoor Research Illuminate Hoody

Gear Review: Outdoor Research Illuminate Hoody

I’ve been testing the Outdoor Research Illuminate Hoody for several months and I can say it’s an excellent all-rounder for day hikes and backpacking trips. Below are the important

Dec 2, 2019 : Joal and Jenny
The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday and Cyber Week Deals for Backpackers

Once upon a time, Cyber Monday was the holy grail of discounts.  Somewhere along the way, for many merchants, Cyber Monday evolved into Cyber Week.  Whether you're in search of...

Dec 2, 2019 : The Editors
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Cyber Week Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Cyber Week Sale

This is a sponsored post brought to you by REI REI opts out of Black Friday each year, encouraging hikers to get outside instead of joining the crowds in the...

Nov 30, 2019 : Sponsored Post
The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Backpackers

Before you #OptOutside on Black Friday, peep the below deals to see if you can't score a steep discount on your gear upgrades for the 2020 backpacking season. We've combed...

Nov 28, 2019 : The Editors