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  • Hiking and Backpacking

    Hiking Gear Guides

    A complete look at the best hiking gear of 2018, from light and packable tents and sleeping bags to proven backcountry footwear and clothing 

  • On Location Cordillera Huayhuash

    On Location: Cordillera Huayhuash

    A self-supported journey on Peru's stunning Huayhuash Circuit

  • Asolo Falcon GV (homepage)

    Review: Asolo Falcon GV

    Asolo puts together an impressive modern hiker in the lightweight Falcon GV

  • Backpacking Tents (slider 2018)

    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

  • Quinn Brett Interview (slider)

    Look Up, Stand Still, Breathe

    An interview with Quinn Brett on the risk of climbing, fear, and the long road to recovery

  • Headlamps Homepage

    The Best Headlamps

    From the trail and camp to the crag, a bright headlamp is an endlessly useful piece of gear that you should never leave home without

  • West Coast Trail (homepage slider)

    On Location: The West Coast Trail

    A detailed look at Vancouver Island’s iconic and challenging coastal hike

  • Lightweight hiking shoes (homepage slider)

    Lightweight Hiking Shoes

    For those that want to move fast and light on the trail, see our picks for the year’s top hiking shoe models

  • REI Half Dome 2 Plus Review (homepage)

    Review: REI Co-op Half Dome

    We take the revamped 2018 Half Dome tent backpacking in Patagonia and the Great Smoky Mountains

  • Water Filters and Purifiers (homepage)

    The Best Water Filters & Purifiers

    From ultralight chemical purifiers to pumps and gravity filters for large groups, we break down the top water treatment options for the outdoors 

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