With unparalleled warmth to weight, durable craftsmanship, elegantly innovative features, and a hoodless, zipperless physique, the Katabatic Gear Sawatch 15 is as lean and mean as a sleeping machine can be.
The Altra Lone Peak 3.5 went from unboxing to a 212-mile JMT thru hike with zero break in period, and performed excellently. A shoe worth taking note of.
Whether you’re trail running or backpacking, the Salomon Speedcross 4 will grip the trail, give you all-day comfort, and last. Narrow feet apply here.
The Saucony Peregrine 7 is a neutral shoe with grit, and the outsoles are tough with enough grip to stop you in your tracks. Think approach shoe lite.
Treat your water right. The Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers goes deep on what type of filter you should buy, and why.
The Best Backpacks for Backpacking and Hiking is an current list of the best backpacks for the outdoors. We’ve tested, reviewed, and awarded this gear.
The Best Rain Jacket for Backpacking and Hiking is an current list of the best rain jackets for the outdoors. We’ve tested, reviewed, and awarded this gear.
Looking for the perfect urban hiking gift? We’ve got you covered with a highly curated guide. Send your Hiker through the city with new gear they’ll love.
Thru hiking the John Muir Trail takes planning, grit, and luck. Read Kara Kieffer’s 220 mile journey through the iconic wilderness, and plan for yourself.
One lucky person will win more than $650 in gear for the ultimate wilderness backpacking set up. Click for more details on the gear and how to enter!
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