Gear

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

Gear List: Appalachian Trail vs. Pacific Crest Trail

When I began my gear research for the PCT, it only made sense to begin with taking inventory of what I already had in my possession. In 2013, I thru-hiked...

Apr 2, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
What I’m Packing for the PCT

What I’m Packing for the PCT

With my start date only days away, I've finalized my gear list and am impatiently waiting to start hiking. Here is everything I'm packing up and throwing on my back...

Mar 31, 2018 : Taylor Key
Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Flash Gordon’s PCT 2018 Gear List

Let's get right to the gear. You can check out my LighterPack list fiance, who will be carrying our cookset and tent body, so you won't see these items on...

Mar 18, 2018 : Lindsey Gordon
Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

Baggies: The Only Pair of Hiking Shorts You Need

This is a gear review of and love letter to my I wore my Baggies all day everyday on the AT and PCT, only taking them off for laundry in towns. (Hold your...

Feb 14, 2018 : Laura Johnston
What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

What I Wore on the PCT: A Post-Trail Clothing Review

As a very belated follow-up to my My base weight was 11 pounds and I could have saved more weight by not carrying these items but I'm glad I did...

Feb 10, 2018 : Emily Ben
Meet the 2018 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

Meet the 2018 Badger Sponsorship Winners!

At the beginning of this month, we unveiled the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2 or Gossamer Gear Backpack Choice between one (1) REI Joule Sleeping Bag One (1) Altra One (1) Darn Tough Socks One

Jan 24, 2018 : Zach
The 2018 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

The 2018 Badger Sponsorship Finalists: Vote For Your Favorite

And then there were twelve. The here. Note that the form allows you to vote for more than one video, for those of you having a massive conflict. Annah Blake...

Jan 17, 2018 : Zach
Announcing the 2018 Badger Sponsorship!

Announcing the 2018 Badger Sponsorship!

Calling all 2018 AT, PCT, and CDT thru-hikers!!! The Trek wants to sponsor you! That's right- it's that time of year. The page on the calendar where we give away thousands of dollars...

Jan 1, 2018 : Zach
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
Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear: The Before and After of a Long-Distance Hike

Gear decisions have always been a major point of stress for me. My nightmare is combing the internet for hours on end comparing price points and technical specs of various...

Nov 15, 2017 : Alexa "Bonsai" Shapiro