Gear Nerds Rejoice! REI’s biggest sale of the year is upon us. Running from May 17th-27th, REI’s Anniversary Sale includes deeps discounts on some of our favorite backpacking, camping, and hiking gear. In addition to sale items, REI members also receive 20% off one full-priced item and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item with coupon code ANNV19.Read More
One of the newest jackets introduced by Arc’teryx for the 2019 hiking season, the Zeta SL (men’s & women’s), is an excellent balance between quality, durability, and weight. The highly packable and versatile design of the SL is a great option for hikers looking to push through wet weather in rugged conditions.
It’s Member Rewards time at REI! That means, if you’re an REI member, you’ve just received 10% of your annual purchases back in one lump sum dividend. To sweeten the deal, from 3/22 to 4/8 REI Members save 20% on one full-price item and an extra 20% off one REI Outlet item with coupon code MEMPERK2019.Read More
The John Muir Trail is one of the most spectacular stretches of trail in the world. One of the most important considerations for those hiking the JMT is determining what gear to bring. In this guide, we’ll help you channel your inner thru-hiker in order to minimize your gear weight and maximize your enjoyment on the trail.Read More
Zpacks makes some of our all-time favorite backpacking gear, and their Triplex Tent is truly an exceptional ultralight shelter. Its combination of weight, weather protection, and functionality makes it one of our favorite ultralight shelters for two people, especially on difficult trips with a lot of elevation gain and long mileage.Read More
We spent this week walking around the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Denver, drooling over all the awesome new gear coming to the backpacking world in 2019. Outdoor Retailer is one of the largest gear conferences in the world and this week we were fortunate enough to meet up with some of our favorite companies to get a sneak peek at their upcoming innovations.Read More
If it’s your first time visiting Patagonia, a visit to Torres del Paine will most likely be on your itinerary, and for good reason. This spectacular Chilean region offers some of the best trekking in the world - dramatic granite spires, immense glaciers, glistening turquoise lakes - all the ingredients for an unforgettable and rugged adventure.Read More
In the world of integrated stoves, two models stand apart in our opinion: the Jetboil MiniMo and MSR WindBurner. While both stoves perform very well and are worth recommending, we wanted to put the two systems up against each other to see which one wins out in a range of performance categories.Read More
Whether you're preparing for the W Trek in Torres del Paine or chasing sunrises on Fitz Roy, packing the right gear to ensure you're safe and comfortable is essential. Our gear checklist will help you keep your weight to a minimum so you can see and do more.
The MiniMo Cooking System by Jetboil is one of the most efficient and convenient integrated stove systems on the market. With all the cooking components you'll need in a compact package, its fast boil times will ensure you have a hot meal quickly after a long day on the trail. Some features we love in the MiniMo are its convenient push button ignitor, sturdy metal handles, wide pot shape, and secure lid with pour spouts.Read More
If you’re looking for one sleeping bag to do it all, it's tough to beat the value of the REI Magma 10 (and Magma 17 for women). The Magma is constructed with high-quality materials, has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, will keep you comfortable into sub-freezing temperatures, and comes at a surprisingly reasonable price in the world of premium down sleeping bags.Read More