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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2017, from light and packable tents and sleeping bags to proven backcountry footwear and clothing 

  • Norway Guide

    Norway Guide

    Europe’s true wilderness is not found in the Alps, but the northern reaches of the continent from the 57th parallel north well into the Arctic Circle

  •  Baby Carrier For Hiking

    Baby Carriers for Hiking

    To keep you and your child happy on the trail, our top carrier packs excel in comfort, safety, and build quality

  • Arc'teryx Alpha FL review

    Review: Arc'teryx Alpha FL

    We put Arc’teryx’s updated minimalist hardshell through its paces in Peru’s Cordillera Blanca and Huayhuash

  • Kanab Creek

    On Location: Kanab Creek

    A journey into the largest northern tributary of the Grand Canyon

  • Backpacking Sleeping Bag (homepage)

    The Best Sleeping Bags

    Warm, lightweight, and compressible—these sleeping bags are built for backpacking

  • Lowa Renegade Review

    Review: Lowa Renegade GTX

    We take Lowa’s popular boot hiking and backpacking throughout Washington’s Cascade Range

  • Insulated Vest

    The Best Vests

    To add warmth on those chilly days, we break down the season’s top vests from down and synthetic insulation to fleece

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

    One of the world’s great trekking routes is threatened but alive (and recovering)

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