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When you are looking to thru-hike and not just day or section hike the gear choices matter much more. Focusing on buying the perfect gear for you is far more important than the gear for others!

Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

When it comes to staying warm on the Appalachian Trail, there are two options: down or synthetic. Synthetic jackets tend to be more affordable, but they don’t offer the same compression in a backpack as a down jacket would. The question is whether a down or synthetic jacket is better for a thru-hike on the …

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Why You Need to Choose a Backpacking Quilt for the Trail

When you are looking to gear up properly for a long-distance thru-hike you want to maximize performance to the weight of the gear to provide the maximum benefits, so what is a backpacking quilt? A backpacking quilt is similar to a sleeping bag but instead of having a hood and long zipper to close up …

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