Man wearing a ULA equipment rain kilt for rain protection.

Rain Kilt vs Pants: Which Is Right For Your Thru-Hiking Trip

Rain gear is essential to any outdoor trek, whether day-long or thru-hikes, especially when the weather forecast ...

My Waymark Gear pack on a Eagle Rock Loop Trail hike

Framed vs Frameless: Choose The Perfect Thru-Hike Backpack

Are you tired of sifting through endless pages of backpacks, trying to find the perfect one for ...

Man hiking on the beach with a Robic green ULA Photon backpack

ULA Equipment: Do They Seam Seal Their Backpacks?

Are you looking for a backpack that will keep all of your gear dry and protected against ...

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Choosing The Perfect 1 Person Shelter For Thru-Hiking: Gossamer Gear The One vs Zpacks Plex Solo

Are you looking for a lightweight tent to take on your next backpacking adventure? We’ve got you ...

Basics, Gear
Adding a NeoAir X-Therm pad into a MSR tent

Your Sleeping Pad: What Are R Values And Why Do We Use Them?

Are you looking for the perfect sleeping pad for your thru-hike? Are you wondering how to select ...

Basics, Gear
Walking across icy land with Microspikes on feet for enhanced grip

Microspikes: How To Choose The Right Size For Your Thru-Hike

Are you looking for a lightweight and affordable way to safely traverse ice-covered trails during your thru-hike? ...

Gear, Basics

UGQ Bandit Vs Outlaw: Choosing The Perfect Backpacking Quilt For Your Thru-Hike

Having the right gear is essential for any thru-hiking and backpacking adventure. Having the right sleeping system ...

Basics, Gear
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2P Tent Showdown: Zpacks Duplex vs Gossamer Gear The Two

Regarding the Zpacks Duplex and the Gossamer Gear The Two, the main differences lie in their weight, ...

Basics, Gear
man in a azure blue Zpacks goose down jacket in the forest with snow

Down Jacket: Simple Decision Will Help Aid a Thru-Hiker

When you begin looking into gear for thru-hiking you quickly realize warmth is a core concern, both ...

Basics, Gear
Man standing on top of a peak showing off his trail runners

Altra Lone Peak: Why Trail Runners Shouldn’t Be Waterproof

When you begin looking at shoes for your hike, most, like myself, will think that they want ...

Basics, Gear
Cork trekking poles stuck in snow on a peak showing mountains behind

EVA Grip vs Cork: Choosing A Perfect Grip For Months of Use

Hiking, while fun for a weekend, can be a lot tougher to do once you decide to ...

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Amazing Black Friday Hiking Deals For Dropping Gear Weight

If you’re looking for a great way to take advantage of Black Friday, look no further than ...

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