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The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 10/12

The Best Outdoor Gear Deals of the Week: Week of 10/12

This is the season to be gearing up while saving money. We scoured the internet to find the best timely deals on some of our favorite backpacking items---from base layers...

Oct 11, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

Our Favorite Insulated Jackets for Women

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your next favorite puffy jacket here. There are a lot of options out there for choosing the right insulated...

Oct 10, 2018 : The Editors
Gear Review: REI Co-Op Essential Rain Jacket

Gear Review: REI Co-Op Essential Rain Jacket

REI Co-Op Essential Rain Jacket Product Specs MSRP: $69.95 Weight: 7.6 ounces Material: Nylon (Bluesign approved), with a 2.5-layer waterproof breathable laminate Circumstances of Review I

Oct 3, 2018 : Colleen Goldhorn
Food Review: Packit Gourmet Homemade Backpacking Meals

Food Review: Packit Gourmet Homemade Backpacking Meals

Food is one of a thru-hiker's key concerns. How much, how often, and damn it had better taste good. Backpacking meals tend to have the benefit of being more calorie...

Sep 21, 2018 : Samantha Olthof
Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoodie

Gear Review: Arc’teryx Atom LT Hoodie

The Atom LT Hoodie is Arc'teryx's top-rated synthetic jacket. This piece is built for those of us seeking a lightweight jacket option that comes with no doubts about performance in...

Sep 19, 2018 : Bennett Fisher
Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40 Backpack

Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40 Backpack

The Gossamer Gear Gorilla 40 ultralight backpack is best used for multiday hikes or thru-hikes. Experienced hikers who have a handle on their base weight will enjoy the Gorilla while...

Sep 11, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ High Side Solo Tent

Gear Review: Sierra Designs’ High Side Solo Tent

Sierra Designs High Side Solo Tent  Late last fall I was given the opportunity to test the new Sierra Designs High Side solo tent before it became available to the...

Sep 6, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
Testing Therm-a-Rest’s New Ultralight Sleep System

Testing Therm-a-Rest’s New Ultralight Sleep System

I recently spent a few days backpacking through Wyoming's Wind River Range with Therm-a-Rest as they debuted their new, sub-two-pound ultralight sleep system. We loved this system as soon as...

Aug 30, 2018 : Maggie Slepian
Our Favorite Deals from REI’s Labor Day Sale

Our Favorite Deals from REI’s Labor Day Sale

Labor Day means the end of summer, means a long weekend, means shoulder season adventuring has begun.  To celebrate, REI is offering a slew of discounts across many of their...

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors
The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The Best Women’s Footwear for Hiking and Backpacking

The following is a sponsored post brought to you by REI.  Find your next favorite pair of trail shoes here. Women can get away with wearing men's shoes, but research...

Aug 23, 2018 : The Editors