Category: Hike

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How the X-Mid Became the Most Sought-After Ultralight Tent

How the X-Mid Became the Most Sought-After Ultralight Tent

At first glance, the world of ultralight shelters seems to be running out of innovations. It’s hard to im [...]
Trail Runner Showdown – Backpacker

Trail Runner Showdown – Backpacker

As trail running shoes have become the footwear of choice among long-distance trekkers, the range of offe [...]
First Look: A Trekking Pole that Doubles as a Water Filter

First Look: A Trekking Pole that Doubles as a Water Filter

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The Gear We Loved in July 2022

The Gear We Loved in July 2022

Eagle Creek Tarmac XE (Photo: courtesy) Finding a carry-on size suitcase that’s up to the rigors of adve [...]
Best Hiking Socks for 2022

Best Hiking Socks for 2022

Updated Jul 21, 2022 6:47 PM The best hiking socks are ones that keep your feet happy all day long. After a [...]
Five Common Ultralight Maxims and When to Ignore Them

Five Common Ultralight Maxims and When to Ignore Them

Ultralighters can be an uncompromising bunch when it comes to the gear they carry—a spartan philosophy of [...]
gear shakedown pacific crest trail

gear shakedown pacific crest trail

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In Japan, Ultralight Gear Is High-Fashion On and Off the Trail

In Japan, Ultralight Gear Is High-Fashion On and Off the Trail

Usually, you don’t go ultralight for fashion’s sake. The majority of lightweight gear—whether it’s a near [...]
When You Only Carry the Essentials, There’s Always Space for Joy

When You Only Carry the Essentials, There’s Always Space for Joy

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3 Life-List Hikes and the Shoes to Match

3 Life-List Hikes and the Shoes to Match

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The Cost of Gear is Too Dang High

The Cost of Gear is Too Dang High

Jimmy McMillan went camping last week and told me the cost of gear is too dang high. If some of you were born before this century, you’d know who th [...]
Ultralight External Frame Packs – Backpacker

Ultralight External Frame Packs – Backpacker

Like oil-burning lanterns and flannel-lined sleeping bags, the external frame backpack was an iconic piec [...]
Ultralight Boots – Backpacker

Ultralight Boots – Backpacker

While hikers and backpackers as a whole may still debate between trail runners and boots, for ultralighte [...]
Editor’s Choice: Hoka Anacapa Mid Boots

Editor’s Choice: Hoka Anacapa Mid Boots

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Editor’s Choice: Thermacell EX90 Mosquito Repeller

Editor’s Choice: Thermacell EX90 Mosquito Repeller

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