Gear

Revew: Brynje Wool Thermo Base Layer

Revew: Brynje Wool Thermo Base Layer

I enjoy it when my activities have a historical connection. Part of my enjoyment when paddling the Little Miami River in Ohio comes from the fact that famous Shawnee Chief...

Dec 14, 2017 : Jim Rahtz
Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

Gear Lessons From a Hiker Who Never Learned Her Lesson

“The next time we’re in town, you’re getting a shakedown.” My concerned/exasperated hiking companions said this to me countless times throughout the spring and summer of 2017. At its heaviest,...

Dec 12, 2017 : Jessica Tinios
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Over $100

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We polled...

Dec 6, 2017 : The Editors
Gear Review: Sawyer Select Filter and Purifier

Gear Review: Sawyer Select Filter and Purifier

guide on their website is helpful in figuring out the differences between each and what you might use them for. The S1 is meant for someone looking to guard against...

Dec 5, 2017 : Taylor Ciambra
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $100

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We polled...

Dec 4, 2017 : The Editors
The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The Backpacker’s Holiday Gift Guide: Under $25

The holiday season is upon us. And what better way to gear up for your thru-hike than to ask people to give you things? Just kidding... sort of. We polled...

Dec 1, 2017 : The Editors
Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Piñata And Sourstraws’ PCT Before-and-After Gear

Before we took off on the PCT this year, we felt that our gear was pretty dialed.  We learned a lot about ourselves and our preferences while on the AT...

Nov 29, 2017 : Megan McGowan
The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

The Best Cyber Monday (and Week) Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

Once upon a time, the best deals were to be had on Black Friday.  Today, savvy shoppers know better- the biggest savings happen starting today, Cyber Monday, and continue through...

Nov 27, 2017 : Zach
The Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

The Best Black Friday Deals for Hikers and Backpackers

We applaud everyone who chooses to #optoutisde today.  For those who are opting to get a head start on the gear savings, we've compiled a list of the best deals...

Nov 24, 2017 : Zach
Review: Hammock Gear Standard Dyneema Fiber Tarp With Doors

Review: Hammock Gear Standard Dyneema Fiber Tarp With Doors

Basic Specs: article. 2. Material Water Retention Unlike other tarp materials (silnylon), cuben fiber doesn't retain water and dries out fairly quickly.  This is helpful so a thru hiker

Nov 20, 2017 : Chris Guynn