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Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

Gear Review: Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL2

Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 was for a two person tent. On the Appalachian Trail, I used the Big Agnes Copper Spur UL3 tent and gave it a...

Jun 13, 2018 : Danielle
Gear Review: Big Agnes Insulated AXL Air Sleeping Pad

Gear Review: Big Agnes Insulated AXL Air Sleeping Pad

Big Agnes takes a serious run at the lightweight sleeping pad market with the new insulated and warm weather AXL Air pads. The insulated AXL comes in mummy and rectangular...

Jun 11, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: AKU Tengu Low GTX

Gear Review: AKU Tengu Low GTX

North American website and at online or through distributors mainly on the

Jun 7, 2018 : Hugh Owen
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Neah Bay Jacket & Elwah Pant

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Neah Bay Jacket & Elwah Pant

Sierra Designs Women’s Elwah Pant At-a-Glance MSRP: $79.00 Weight: 12.8 ounces Materials: Hurricane Extend 2L breathable; mechanical stretch polyester rip; 80D polyester Overview The Women’s

May 28, 2018 : Socked In
Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

Gear Review: REI Co-op Drypoint GTX Jacket

REI has recently released rain gear with Gore-Tex membranes, utilizing one of the highest performing waterproof/breathable technologies available. The jacket is priced well, performs

May 18, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The Best Deals for Backpackers at REI’s Anniversary Sale

The following is a Sponsored Post brought to you by REI. REI's annual anniversary sale starts today, and backpackers can save mucho dollars. Plus, members can also take 20% off...

May 18, 2018 : The Editors
Gear Review: Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 2

Gear Review: Sierra Designs Sweet Suite 2

Sierra Designs' new Sweet Suite 2 is a tent with an exceptional balance of durability, price, and livable space. Unique features such as the versatile fly system and near-vertical walls...

May 17, 2018 : Tess Mullaney
Gear Review: Sierra Design Neah Bay Rain Jacket

Gear Review: Sierra Design Neah Bay Rain Jacket

Neah Bay Rain Jacket. Normally, I don't wear rain jackets while hiking because it quickly turns into a sweat jacket. However, after moving to Colorado, I've found myself wearing rain...

May 2, 2018 : Danielle
Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

Review: Feathered Friends Petrel UL 10 Women’s Sleeping Bag

The Petrel UL 10 is Feathered Friends' warmest three-season women-specific sleeping bag. The bag is built with extra fill in the chest and footbox based on regions with need for...

Apr 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

Piñata and Sourstraws’ CDT Gear List for Two

My husband and I have amassed quite a bit of gear over two thru-hikes.  Still, for the CDT we knew we'd have to purchase some new big ticket items, mostly...

Apr 28, 2018 : Megan McGowan