Gear

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
Gear Review: NEMO Dagger Two-Person Tent

Gear Review: NEMO Dagger Two-Person Tent

Mar 17, 2018 : Alexandria Cremer
The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2018

The Best Backpacking Headlamps of 2018

Your headlamp is something you can throw in your pack (preferably in an accessible place) and forget about... then be really, really glad you have it when you need it....

Mar 5, 2018 : The Editors
My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

My 2018 Appalachian Trail Thru-Hike Gear List

Below is the list of gear I am currently planning to take on my AT thru-hike beginning in March 2018. This is a living post and will be updated if...

Mar 1, 2018 : Brandon Chase
What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

What I’m Carrying: My AT Gear List

Around this time a few years ago, I bought my first pack. I remember going to the local trail store with my tax return sittin’ pretty in my bank account,...

Feb 27, 2018 : Amanda Johnson
Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey’s Updated Exos 58 Backpack

The Trek’s 2017 AT thru-hiker survey listed it as the most popular pack. Last week, I presented a program at the Adventure Summit in Dayton. The featured speaker, Dale “Grey...

Feb 22, 2018 : Jim Rahtz
5 Tips to Prepare your ENO DoubleNest Hammock for a Thru-Hike

5 Tips to Prepare your ENO DoubleNest Hammock for a Thru-Hike

When I first was introduced to the world of hammocks, there seemed to only be one choice: the ENO's DoubleNest (as configured with steel carabiners) weighs 1.5 pounds, or 24...

Feb 22, 2018 : Chris Guynn
Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Gear Review: Osprey Eja Women’s Backpack

Ladies rejoice!  One of the most popular thru-hiking backpacks is now available in a female-specific version.  I used the unisex Osprey Exos on our AT thru-hike, and my husband Paul...

Feb 15, 2018 : Megan McGowan
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
Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Gear Review: Bedrock Cairn 3Ds

Bedrock is on the forefront of something spectacular with the development of the Cairn 3Ds. These new sandals are going to be available for sale beginning March 1st, 2018, and...

Feb 13, 2018 : Mary Beth Skylis