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Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Sustainability in the Outdoor Industry: Key Players, Initiatives, and Why It Matters

Conservation and sustainability become more mainstream each year as US produced 6,457 million metric tons of CO2 equivalent, and US manufacturing is estimated to close to a $900-billion industry

Jun 25, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Clothing for an Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike: Our Recommended System, Fabrics, and Products

Dressing for a six-month Appalachian Trail thru-hike is deceptively simple, but actually takes a lot of strategizing. You have limited capacity for carrying clothing, yet you need to be prepared...

Jun 24, 2019 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/24

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/24

Lots of stellar steals this week- check out the Fourth of July sales (especially from Backcountry) before they're gone. Also check out the NEMO Tensor Insulated Sleeping

Jun 24, 2019 : Rachel S
Gear Review: Marmot Phase 20 Sleeping Bag

Gear Review: Marmot Phase 20 Sleeping Bag

The Price: $459 MSRP. Weight: 1 pound, 7.3 ounces (men's regular). Insulation: 850+ power down insulation with Down Defender to fend off moisture. Shell: Pertex 10D nylon ripstop. Zipper:

Jun 21, 2019 : Hugh Owen
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/17

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/17

  Women's cut Mystery Ranch Sphinx Pack $208.99 From $278.95: Save 25% Claimed Weight: 85oz Kuju Coffee Pocket PourOver Coffee - Single Serving $1.99 From $3.00:

Jun 16, 2019 : Rachel S
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/10

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/10

Don't forget about Father's Day coming up next week. Consider this our gift-giving guide for all the outdoorsy dads out there. This color only, select

Jun 10, 2019 : Rachel S
The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/3

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 6/3

Happy trails to all the hikers out there! Make this Monday, or any day of the week, better with some stellar deals. Men's Version Granite Gear Blaze AC 60 Pack...

Jun 3, 2019 : Rachel S
Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Runner

Gear Review: Hoka One One Speedgoat 3 Trail Runner

I tested the Karl "Speedgoat" Meltzer, an ultrarunner with the most 100-mile trail race wins and a onetime fastest known time (FKT) on the Appalachian Trail (AT) in 2016, was...

Jun 1, 2019 : Laura Johnston
Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

Food Review: Nomad Nutrition

A nutritious diet isn’t something a lot of first time thru-hikers focus on. Being exhausted from logging 20+ mile days can lead to binge eating whatever highly processed foods you...

May 31, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer
Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs High Route One-Person Tent

The Sierra Designs High Route 1 FL is the first non-freestanding tent I have ever used. Because of this I was pretty nervous to see how it’d turn out, but...

May 30, 2019 : Alexandria Cremer