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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 

  • Hiking Boots (homepage)

    The Best Hiking Boots

    From lightweight day hikers to heavy-duty footwear for serious backpacking, we break down the year’s top hiking boots

  • 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

  • Arc'teryx Proton LT hoody

    Review: Arc'teryx Proton LT Hoody

    We head to the alpine in Arc’teryx’s all-new air permeable synthetic jacket

  • Backpacking Tents (homepage)

    The Best Backpacking Tents

    From ultralight models for moving fast and light to budget options for weekend trips, we break down the year’s top backpacking tents

  •  Jason Hummel Interview

    An Alpine State of Mind

    We chat with top adventure photographer and ski mountaineer Jason Hummel

  • Rain Jacket

    The Best Rain Jackets

    Tested in the rainy Pacific Northwest, we break down the year's top rain jackets from ultralight shells to versatile jackets for hiking and everyday use

  • Annapurna Circuit

    Annapurna Circuit Trek

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

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