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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2016, 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

  • Sleping Bag

    The Best Sleeping Bags

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

  • Packrafting

    An Intro to Packrafting

    Packrafting expert Brett Davis breaks down the ins and outs of the small and super portable boats that can open up all kinds of new terrain

  • Seattle hiking trails

    10 Great Hikes from Seattle

    From the North Cascades to the Olympic Peninsula, it’s time get out hiking

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

  • Saucony Peregrine Review

    Saucony Peregrine 6 Review

    From Utah's Canyon Country to Vancouver's North Shore trails, we put Saucony's new trail shoes to the test

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