Here’s our comprehensive guide for how to choose the right backcountry shelter
This palm-sized satellite device enables you to send and receive messages (and call for rescue) right from your cellphone
When your home-on-wheels is in the shop for multiple days, take the opportunity to explore someplace new on foot
Having a better backpacking trip starts with a good list of essentials.
We stopped six trekkers passing through Oregon to find out what they love most so far
Most functional bags of 2015.
Stuff these in your pack and head out of the country with peace of mind
With ice-ax retention you can release with the pack on, gear loops for ’biners and belay devices, and an integrated crampon pocket, the Matrix is purpose-built for ski mountaineering. But you don’t have to rope up to appreciate how light, roomy, and useful the Matrix is.
Think of your pack as a closet on your back. And just as there’s no right way to fold your clothes, there’s no single pack that’s suited to everyone. But allow us to offer some advice.
Think about it this way: your pack is doubly important because (1) it holds almost all your gear, and (2) it’s literally the monkey on your back. There’s been a big-pack renaissance of late, and not only are our favorite big haulers lighter than their predecessors, they also fit and feel better, thanks to smart innovations.
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