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Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 2.5 Liter Fanny Pack Review

Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear 2.5 Liter Fanny Pack Review

Fanny packs have been making quite the comeback lately. Like many other hikers, I've made the switch from using hipbelt pockets to wearing a fanny pack for keeping snacks and...

Dec 8, 2022 : Kate Richard
Altra Mont Blanc BOA Trail Runner Review

Altra Mont Blanc BOA Trail Runner Review

After years of stack height fattening across the running shoe industry, the long trails of America are awash with towering stilts of neon EVA. They bounce their wearers over mountains,...

Dec 7, 2022 : Owen Eigenbrot
The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

The 2022 AT Thru-Hiker Survey: General Information

Welcome to the first post for the 2022 Thru-Hiker Survey!  This year we added questions about power banks and hammock underquilts. We also removed questions about COVID that weren’t as...

Dec 7, 2022 : Kate Richard
Her Odyssey: Meet the Women Who Traveled 18,000 Miles Across the Americas By Foot, Boat, and Bicycle

Her Odyssey: Meet the Women Who Traveled 18,000 Miles Across the Americas By Foot, Boat, and Bicycle

Bethany "Fidgit" Hughes and Lauren "Neon" Reed recently completed their 18,000-mile human-powered expedition from the tip of Patagonia to the Arctic Ocean. Known collectively as Her Odyssey, they

Dec 6, 2022 : Penina Crocker
Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 280 Review 

Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G 280 Review 

This year, trail running company Inov-8 has looked to diversify its footwear technology with a renewed focus on durability and ride longevity. The outcome is the Inov-8 Trailfly Ultra G...

Dec 5, 2022 : Joal and Jenny
Backpacker Radio #178 | Leonard Adkins on 20,000 Miles of Backpacking, Thru-Hiking in the 1980s, and Authoring 21 Books

Backpacker Radio #178 | Leonard Adkins on 20,000 Miles of Backpacking, Thru-Hiking in the 1980s, and Authoring 21 Books

In today's episode of Backpacker Radio presented by The Trek, we are joined by Leonard Adkins.  Leonard is a backpacking legend and author of more than twenty books, including several...

Dec 5, 2022 : Backpacker Radio
10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Hiking the CDT

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Hiking the CDT

Having already hiked the Pacific Crest Trail twice, as well as the Arizona, Tahoe Rim, Colorado, and Appalachian trails, I finally set foot on the CDT this past summer to...

Dec 5, 2022 : Jenn Wall
Chicken Tramper UL Gear Water Bottle Sleeve Review

Chicken Tramper UL Gear Water Bottle Sleeve Review

What is a water bottle sleeve, and should it be on your "must-pack" list for your next thru-hike? The convenient and hassle-free Chicken Tramper Ultralight Gear Water Bottle Sleeve might...

Dec 2, 2022 : Ariella Nardizzi
Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

Ever Wonder What Its Like To Live In A Trail Town?

As the warm, busy summer days get shorter, the hikers become less. The town quiets, but people still come around, because there’s still beauty to see. One thing that caught...

Dec 1, 2022 : Josh Widdowfield
Outdoor Vitals Vario Jacket Review

Outdoor Vitals Vario Jacket Review

This summer, I walked the Wind River High Route with The Trek editor, Kelly Floro, and another gal friend. On cold mornings, as we popped out of damp tents at...

Dec 1, 2022 : Alison Young