The Outdoor Research Flurry Sensor Glove (2.5 oz / 71 g, $40) is the warmest glove I've found that I can use effectively with a smartphone.
Rex Sanders illustrates how difficult it can be to make accurate product comparisons based on manufacturer-provided data.
Sometimes the best skill is humbly asking for help. Here's a story about my experience getting unstuck when driving snowy backcountry roads.
Tides, blowdowns, and sunsets abound as Maggie Slepian and two friends tackle the quirky and challenging Oregon Coast Trail.
When we trek, we are taking the paintbrush or pencil that is the foot to the page that is the earth.
Ryan and Andrew chat with Survivorman Les Stroud about his new book, "Wild Outside."
Maggie takes a look at the new DCF printing technology being used by LiteAF.
Stephen Seeber tests the infrared reflective properties of space blankets.
This gear review will cover two foot-insulation options from Rab; the Rab Expedition Slipper and the Rab Hot Socks. Both pieces of gear are lightweight options to add warmth to camp insulation, though they differ in terms of insulation level and type, materials, and intended use.
When money and conservation collide.
A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
Rex Sanders interviews Michael Glavin, the founder and general manager of Zenbivy.
Roger Caffin troubleshoots the heat shunt on V4 of his inverted canister stove design.
Shilletha Curtis recounts a harrowing encouter and invites the reader to see the world through her eyes.
In this episode of the Backpacking Light Podcast, Andrew and Ryan talk about mental health. As their jumping-off point, they use a recent paper called Levels of Nature and Stress Response.
The Xero Shoes Alpine Snow Boot is a flexible, insulated, waterproof, zero-drop footwear option for minimalist shoe lovers who still want warm feet in cold and snowy conditions.
Maggie Slepian considers what it means to be a perfectly average backpacker in a city (and industry) full of high-achievers.
Ben Kilbourne follows tracks in the Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument as its fate once again hangs in the balance.
The Nemo Kunai 2P Tent ($499, 4 lb 5 oz / 1.96 kg) is a four-season shelter capable of withstanding moderate storms and offers ample headroom and good ventilation.
Rex Sanders interviews long-time gear designer Mike Cecot-Scherer about tent design. This is part two of a three-part series.
Roger Caffin discusses how you can modify and use cheap butane canisters with canister stoves in this MYOG article.