Poles have long been considered essential equipment by most backpackers, but runners have been slower to adopt them. I sense this is changing.
Earlier this month there was a healthy online debate over the true risk of drinking water from backcountry sources without purifying it first.
I now consider sun gloves to be an essential part of my kit when backpacking in the West, about as valuable as a long-sleeve collared shirt and a dorky hat with ear and neck coverage.
I walked the entire show and found seven new hiking and trail running products.
For ultra runners and backpackers, the Ambit3 Peak bests the competition in three ways.
It's unusual for a company to state that its brand-new product is "probably not the right [one] for you." But Osprey did exactly this in describing its new "super ultralight" backpack, which recently...
A decade later, my go-to sock is still the Wooleator.
The Cavu is a neutral, lightweight road trainer that is moderately cushioned, responsive, and fast.
While hiking and running in cool and wet or cold and wet conditions, I struggle to keep my hands warm and dry, and thus functional.
Professional backpacker, author of the Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide