Skip to Content

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 …

Read More about Puffy Jackets on the AT: Down Vs Synthetic For Warmth

Hammocking the AT (Why Many Choose This Way)

Hiking the Appalachian Trail is a dream for many people. The trail itself spans nearly 2,200 miles and it takes on average six months to complete the trek. For some people, however, this just isn’t an option because they can’t bear laying on the ground for so long! One solution is to bring along a …

Read More about Hammocking the AT (Why Many Choose This Way)

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 …

Read More about Why You Need to Choose a Backpacking Quilt for the Trail