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Mosquitos & Hiking: How to Protect Yourself

Few things can ruin a backpacking trip quicker than relentless swarms of buzzing mosquitoes. We've all been there - continuous swatting, itchy red welts, and early retreats to your tent. Besides being annoying and irritating,…

New HMG Hip Belt Pockets Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear makes some of our favorite ultralight backpacking gear and their Southwest 2400 and 3400 backpacks have been at the top of our Best Lightweight Backpacks list for almost three years running. The…

Glacier National Park Backpacking Guide

With more than 700 miles of backcountry trails traversing lush alpine meadows, glacier-carved peaks, deep valleys, and moss-fringed cirques cradling stunning azure lakes, Glacier National Park is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is physically and…

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15 Great Deals at REI’s November Sale

Before REI shuts its doors and encourages everyone to #optoutside on Black Friday, they're having a huge sale. TheGear Up-Get Outsale runs from November 9 - 19 and includes some of our favorite backpacking and…