Men’s Journal Selects the Best Backpacking Gear of Spring 2019

With spring officially here, and many of us ramping up our outdoor adventures, a number of outlets are revealing their top picks for new gear. Last week we shared Backpacker magazine’s best new gear picks for instance, and now we have a similar article courtesy of Men’s Journal. The bottom line is, if you’re in the market for … Read more

A New ‘Tent’ is Rewriting the Rules of Underwater Exploration

Over the years, we’ve seen mountaineers, climbers, and backpackers set up camp in some pretty unusual locations, including the sides of cliffs, mountain summits, and in impenetrable forests. Now, a new piece of gear promises to bring that same flexibility to scuba divers too, giving them the ability to camp under the ocean. Dubbed the Ocean … Read more

Backpacker Lists the Best Budget Tents of 2018

One of the the biggest investments an outdoor enthusiast makes when purchasing gear for use on their adventures is buying a tent. Today’s tents come in all shapes and sizes and are often made of lightweight, high-tech fabrics and come with carbon fiber poles. This makes them lighter, more comfortable, and roomier than ever before, … Read more

The Best Gear From Summer Outdoor Retailer 2018

As posted earlier, I spent the bulk of this week catching up with friends and checking out the latest and greatest new gear from the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market held in Denver, Colorado. This annual events brings together some of the biggest brands and personalities in the outdoor industry to not only talk about trends … Read more

Backpacker Offers the Ultimate Packing List for the Pacific Crest Trail

Thinking about hiking the Pacific Crest Trail at some point? Before going, you’ll want to have a look at the latest article from Backpacker magazine. The story offers advice on all of the gear you’ll need to tackle this epic 2659-mile (4279-km) trek, which runs from Mexico to Canada through California, Oregon, and Washington. The … Read more