Weekend trips to thru-hikes. Gear for your backpacking adventure.
Hiking in Olympic National Park: From Sea to Summit to Rainforest
In seven full days we backpacked in three different ecosystems found in Olympic National Park. With two days in the mountains, two by the Pacific Ocean, and three in a rain forest, the week was full of diversity and pristine wilderness.
No Stove Needed: Omeals Self-Heating Backpacking Meal Review
Omeals are a unique and fresh take on backcountry cuisine. The self-heating meals are no more expensive than freeze-dried backpacking meals and are easily prepared with no stove and very little liquid.
Dyneema ‘REpack’ Feed Bag Lightens Load for Dehydrated Meals
Painfully simple yet surprisingly high-tech, the REpack aims to change how you eat at the campsite.
Tested: Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt With ‘Hideaway Hood’
Quilts are lighter, cheaper, and nearly fail-safe. The zipperless down throws have become synonymous with fast-and-light endeavors. And now, Sierra Designs offers a hooded quilt.
MSR WindBurner Duo Review: Twice the Volume, Same Boil Speed
After countless backcountry hunting expeditions, the MSR Windburner Duo has proved itself invaluable. It boils a lot of water quickly, which means less waiting for morning coffee and sunset dinners.
Teton Crest Trail Backpacking Gear List: Everything We Brought Hiking
Our editor took detailed notes on each item he and his wife carried on a four-day backpacking trip in the Teton Range. Here’s their comprehensive packing list categorized by gear, food, and apparel.
KEEN Targhee Boots: Finally, Family Backpacking Without Whining
KEEN is clearly invested in the whole family. The brand continues to build backpacking boots that are comfortable yet durable and complaint free — a bonus for parents everywhere.
SPOT Devices Go the Length of the Appalachian Trail and Beyond
The SPOT is becoming a way of life on the Appalachian Trail. The satellite messenger devices are used by people who protect these wild places as well as thru-hikers like Dale Sanders, the oldest person to hike the whole 2,190 miles.
PurTrek Puts a Water Filter Inside a Trekking Pole
PurTrek combines two essential outdoors products — a water filter and a trekking pole — into a single device. Could it be any good?
Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Review: Ultralight 2-Person Tent
Big Agnes managed to expertly shave weight without sacrificing comfort in its Tiger Wall UL2 tent, reviewed here. After a number of backpacking trips, this ultralight two-person, two-vestibule tent has secured a top spot in our backpacking arsenal.
Free Gear Fridays: Ultralight Backpack Giveaway From Gregory
This week, two lucky winners will receive a backpacking pack from Gregory! Enter for a chance to score this offering from Gregory’s new ultralight collection.
HoverGlide ‘Floating’ Backpack Looks as Bizarre as It Sounds
Walk, hike, run — however you move, this pack appears to hover in place behind you.
A Family of 8 Is About to Complete the Appalachian Trail
At camp, 11-year-old Memory makes breakfast. And Dove, 16, makes dinner for the entire family. On the trail, Filia, 7, carries all of the family’s trash. Meet the Crawfords: An eclectic and determined family trekking the Applachian Trail.
Boil Water in 100 Seconds: Jetboil Flash Review
The Jetboil Flash, the brand’s update to the ever-popular backpacking stove boils water quick. Here, we review the updated Flash, with design improvements in 2018.
Water Wherever: MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit Review
MSR may have just designed its most versatile water filter to date. The Trail Base Water Filter Kit is a gravity system for base camp, a pocket-sized filter for the trail, and a hydration reservoir for carrying water with you.
Free Gear Fridays: Hyperlite Mountain Gear + Alpacka Raft Package
Calling all ultralight backpackers and packrafters: This is your chance to win some epic gear from Hyperlite Mountain Gear and Alpacka Rafts.
The 10 Best Hikes You’ve Never Heard Of
These backpacking trips in the United States deserve John Muir Trail-level hype and Narrows-style recognition — but no one knows yet. Ditch the crowds on these weekend adventures that have been solitude glutton-approved.
Fast & Clean: Katadyn BeFree 3L Gravity Filter First Look
Katadyn’s newest gravity filter is easy to set up, filters water quickly, and collapses so you hardly notice it in your pack. We tested it in rocky mountain streams for this first look review.