Gear

onX Backcountry: GPS Navigation App with In-Depth Trail Beta

onX Backcountry: GPS Navigation App with In-Depth Trail Beta

This is a sponsored post brought to you by onX Backcountry.  If you’re connected to the outdoor industry online, you’ve probably noticed ads for a new navigation app popping up...

Jul 19, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

Six Moon Designs Swift V 49L Backpack Review

I hiked the John Muir Trail with the Arc'teryx Bora 61L, an almost five-pound pack. As I've slowly replaced my initial heavy backpacking setup with quality and ultralight gear, a pack...

Jul 13, 2021 : Katie Kommer
Mountainsmith 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack Review

Mountainsmith 2021 Zerk 40 Backpack Review

If it ain’t broke, only fix it a little. This is clearly what the team at Mountainsmith was thinking when they came out with 2021’s iteration of their super popular...

Jul 1, 2021 : Carl Stanfield
Topo Athletic Terraventure 3 Review

Topo Athletic Terraventure 3 Review

In previous shoe reviews, I've expressed my frustration with shoe companies that issue a "new and improved" model of a favorite trail shoe that turns out to be considerably less...

Jul 1, 2021 : Clay Bonnyman Evans
Kammok Bobcat 45 Degree Down Trail Quilt Review

Kammok Bobcat 45 Degree Down Trail Quilt Review

I jumped at the opportunity to review the summer-ready, ultralight Kammok Bobcat 45 trail quilt. It weighs just over a pound, and the design of the quilt makes it possible...

Jun 28, 2021 : Katie Kommer
BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review

BioLite HeadLamp 330 Review

If you’re looking for the most comfortable headlamp on the market, the BioLite 330 is the light of your dreams.

Jun 24, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Sea to Summit Flame FmII Sleeping Bag Review

Sea to Summit Flame FmII Sleeping Bag Review

At just 1lb 1.8oz, the Sea to Summit Flame FMII sleeping bag provides exceptional warmth to weight ratio.

Jun 21, 2021 : Eloise Robbins
Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Best Backpacking Gear Deals from Amazon Prime Day

Amazon's annual Prime Day Sale is here again. If you're a Prime member, you can score sweet deals on backpacking gear—and much more—from June 21st to June 22nd (deal expires...

Jun 21, 2021 : The Editors
19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

19 Must-Have Gear Items According to 2021 Thru-Hikers

Outfitting yourself for a thru-hike is hard: no amount of research will let you know for sure which items will work for you when it comes time to actually hit...

Jun 16, 2021 : Kelly Floro
Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

Esbit 1100 Solid Fuel Backpacking Stove Review

The end of my backpacking season is usually marked by a bag full of spent fuel canisters. Recycling centers often don't know what to do with them, most gear outfitters...

Jun 14, 2021 : Dan Purdy