Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka

Andrew Skurka is a professional backpacker and author of The Ultimate Hiker's Gear Guide.


How Bear Canisters Fail

At least most of the time, hard-sided canisters protect food in the backcountry from bears. But it turns out that they’re not 100 percent bear- or idiotproof.

Review: Hoka One One Challenger ATR 4

The fourth-generation Challenger ATR is consistent with the vision for the previous three: a well-cushioned and versatile running shoe that's designed for trails but can also successfully take to the...

Previewing the Sub-2-Pound Osprey Levity Pack

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...

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