Gear

Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Keep Your Feet Happy: Stop The Blisters

Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck, Blisters Suck If you didn't catch my hatred for these terrible, hell sent annoyances then I'm going to throw it out there one more time....BLISTERS SUCK....

Nov 7, 2017 : Eiryn Reynolds
Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Gear Review: North Face Triarch 3

Outdoor Gear Lab has a great article on some of the mainstream backpacking tents. There are also companies such as Hyperlite who make them to order according to custom specifications...

Oct 22, 2017 : Alex and Amanda
Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

Thru-Hiking the Appalachian Trail with a Hammock

I finished my thru hike this year, starting at Springer Mountain on March 12th and summiting Katahdin on August 30th. Before that, I had exactly one night of sleep in the...

Oct 7, 2017 : Rhys Hora
Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Think You Know What Gear you Need for a Thru-Hike? I did too… Until I didn’t

Despite the fact that I have two family members and multiple friends that have completed thru-hikes of the AT I still was just as completely lost as anybody else when...

Jul 17, 2017 : Kirsten Fraude
Gear Review: Montbell Colorado Parka

Gear Review: Montbell Colorado Parka

Circumstances of review Throughout the winter and early Spring I wore the Description This reversible down parka boasts a generous urban cut and value oriented performance details making it ideal

Jul 11, 2017 : Dylan Niknot
Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes

Gear Review: Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoes

Salomon Speedcross 4 Trail-Running Shoe is for rugged terrain with Contragrip WT (wet traction) for muddy, slushy or snowy terrain. Also, the water resistant and nylon uppers keep feet dry...

Jun 4, 2017 : Danielle
Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

Gear Review: My Trail Co Backpack Light 50L

These days, thru hikers and weight conscious backpackers are spoiled for choice when it comes to lightweight backpacks on the market. With Ultralight Adventure Equipment (ULA), Mountain Laurel

May 29, 2017 : Andy Dischekenyan
Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Gear Review: Salomon X-Mission 3 Trail-Running Shoe

Salomon X-Ultra Mid II GTX Hiking Boot and the Gore-Tex fabric made me feet sweat, aka blisters. The breathability made the shoe feel like a sneaker than than gore-tex trail runners...

May 25, 2017 : Danielle
Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Cutting pack weight by HALF and lessons learned!

Ok, folks! I will be the first to admit that prior to leaving for the PCT I truly believed I needed everything in my pack.  After researching gear, reading blogs...

May 21, 2017 : Aaron "Sling" Owens
Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Gear Review: Smartwool Merino 150 Women’s Base Layer Tee

Smartwool Merino 150 Base Layer Short Sleeve Tee wicks away moisture, keeping you cool and dry. The Merino 150 is the Smartwool's lightest base layer and can be worn in...

May 20, 2017 : Danielle