Frederick Reimers

Pack Like a Pro

How to pack for everything from a business trip to an adventure.

Get Paid for It

How to get someone else to pay for your expedition.

Look the Part

Appropriate clothing and blending in with locals in potentially dangerous countries.

Get Fixed

Tips on how to hire a competent fixer abroad.

Erika Vohman

Introducing our 2011 Reader of the Year and six honorable mention winners.

GoLite Valhalla 2+ - Camping Tents: Reviews

FOUR-SEASON CHAMPIONIf you're looking for a lightweight shelter that can handle high winds and heavy snow, single-wall tents like the Valhalla are tough to beat. Thanks to an interior-pole structure...

Marmot Abode 2P – Camping Tents: Reviews

Thanks to its mostly mesh canopy, the double-door Adobe received high marks for warm-weather stargazing and ventilation. But what really impressed us was its performance in an early-season Wasatch...

REI Half Dome 2+ - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

If comfort is more important to you than weight, go ahead and buy a three-person tent for yourself and your mate. But consider this first: New pole connectors, like plastic hubs and sockets, have...

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2 - Camping Tents: Reviews

LOTS OF COMFORT, LITTLE WEIGHTBig Agnes took last year's already light Gear of the Year–winning Emerald Mountain tent and sliced off nearly a pound, while apparently sacrificing nothing. How'd...

Ground Ajanta 2 – Camping Tents: Reviews

Apparel manufacturer Ground has hit the tent on-ramp at full speed. The Ajanta, its first three-season tent, is an impressive debut. An intuitive, hubbed pole architecture makes it easy to set up,...

Marmot Hideaway 4 - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Backcountry HeadquartersThere are plenty of sturdy and roomy four-person base-camping tents on the market. What makes the Hideaway our favorite is that, while it's downright cavernous it's still...

MSR Mo Room 3 - Camping Tents: Reviews

THE ENTERTAINERWe're not saying you should buy a tent based on how many people can comfortably play cards inside. But if you do, you should know that the Mo Room, with 44 square feet of space and...

GoLite Adrenaline 20 – Sleeping Bags: Reviews

1. Thanks to its top-of-the-line 800-fill down, light fabrics, half-length zipper, and trim cut, the Adrenaline 20 packs down to the size of a loaf of bread. Even more impressive, at less than two...

Big Agnes Lynx Pass II - Three-Season Tents: Reviews

Light and RoomyEven when building a "value" tent, Big Agnes gets the details right. With amenities like a vestibule that turns into a shade canopy with trekking poles, high-visibility (read: trip-...