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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

  • Rain Jacket 2017 Review

    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

  • REI Traverse (homepage)

    Review: REI Co-op Traverse 70

    Updated with improved carrying comfort and organization, we put the 2018 Traverse pack to the test

  • 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

  • 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

  • Grand Canyon (homepage)

    On Location: Grand Canyon

    A wintertime adventure floating the Grand Canyon 280 miles from Lees Ferry to Lake Mead

  • Duffel Bags (homepage)

    The Best Duffel Bags

    From proven outdoor models with backpack straps to rolling designs for travel, we break down the year's top duffels

  • The North Face Apex Flex GTX (homepage)

    Review: The North Face Apex Flex

    Blending rain jacket performance with the comfort of a softshell, we break down The North Face’s unique Gore-Tex design

  • Backpacking Checklist (slider)

    Backpacking Checklist for 2018

    We cover everything you need for a successful backpacking trip, from essentials like shelter and insulation to extras like sunscreen and matches

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