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Meet the ‘Omelette Guy’: Trail Angel Cooks Food for AT Hikers
Out of pure generosity, the Omelette Guy sets up shop on the Appalachian Trail to feed hungry hikers. He doesn’t charge anything, and the serving size is as big as you want it. Trail magic is truly beautiful.
Free Gear Fridays: HOKA ONE ONE Sky Boots Giveaway
This week, three lucky men and three lucky women will receive their choice of a pair of Sky hiking boots from HOKA ONE ONE!
REI Quarter Dome SL Tent Review: Same Name, Different Beast
REI’s flagship backpacking tent gets a flashy update for 2019. But how does it stack up in the field?
Nasty Beautiful: Captivating Images Expose Hikers at Their Most Vulnerable
These Vogue-like staged photographs started as a drunk stunt but grew into something else along the 2,653-mile Pacific Crest Trail.
This Lowe Alpine Backpack From the ’90s Is a GearJunkie Favorite
My Lowe Alpine backpack was a gift from a college boyfriend, an avid outdoorsman and the first person to really introduce me to playing in the woods.
Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purifiers: Drink Up Safely
From lightweight chemical purifiers to fast-acting pumps and large-quantity gravity filters, we’ve rounded up the best water filters and purifiers for the backcountry and beyond.
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.