Hiking Gear

Notes: Outfitting a First-Time Hiker
I heard the rip before I knew what it meant exactly. I felt a sensation as well. We all know that strange, infrequent out-of-body experience: a tear taking place in our clothes, with seam tearing from seam. The incident occurred mid-hike, while I was...
Voormi Wool Apparel
by Adrienne So For the past few years, Pagosa Springs, CO-based company Voormi has garnered recognition for two accomplishments. Their patented Core Construction technology weaves technical fibers directly into merino wool, which means that...
Perspectiv Daypack by Thule
From roof racks to bike bags, Thule knows how to schlepp in style. If it needs to be hauled, lugged or carried, there's a good chance that the Swedish company has a solution to get your gear from the garage to the great outdoors. Their latest release...
Osprey Xena 70 Pack
Traveling through the backcountry on foot can be a uniquely masochistic enterprise. What seems like a minor discomfort after an hour can easily turn into a major inconvenience, or even an injury, after several days, but even the smallest tinkering...
BioLite CampStove Portable Grill
As a follow-up to the compact, safe and efficient CampStove, BioLite has made open-air cooking even easier with its new Portable Grill. Circumventing the dangerous hazards of open-wood fires—not to mention having to use liquid fuel or batteries...