I've made a lot more changes to my gear list than I had anticipated, but many of these changes have been a long time coming. This gear is for three-season backpacking and would not be sufficient in winter conditions. Some items have been included for shoulder season hiking - like the base layers
The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Camera Pod is a lightweight, waterproof, protective camera case designed to protect your camera outdoors. It's intended to be attached to the front of a backpack, but it can also serve as a standalone protective case if you don't want to worry (too much) about gently
The SlingFin SplitWing is an ultralight modular shelter designed for ultralight backpacking, thru-hiking, or anyone who appreciates a large degree of flexibility in their shelter. It comes as a tarp, a mesh shelter, or as a bundle that includes a removable vestibule; an optional floor is also
As my outdoor pursuits have become more varied, so too have my gear lists. That said, the three-season backpacking gear list is still the one I've spent the most time refining (and the one I have the most variations of). Here's my three-season backpacking setup for the upcoming year. What's
It can be difficult finding gifts for ultralight backpackers since the entire point of many ultralight backpackers is to have as few things as possible. That said, there are some items that can please almost everyone. A lot of these items are justifiably awesome, but they're equally expensive.
I don't typically get to the third iteration of my gear list until the end of the summer or into the fall, but so much has changed in such a short amount of time recently, that I feel disingenuous not updating my list. What's changed from my previous gear list? Here are some of the items that
After bikepacking the Arizona Trail, I've made some changes to my backpacking kit for the summer. Most notable, changes to my shelter (now using a SlingFin SplitWing) and my water filter (now using a Platypus QuickDraw). Later in the summer, I'm also hoping to try out a new quilt, some new stakes
I'm hoping to be doing a lot more outdoors in 2021 than I managed to do in 2020 and I'm excited to start trying out gear. To start the year off, my pack looks a lot like it did at the end of 2020, but I've made a few small changes (most notably, my cooking system). The gear list below is what I