Rex Sanders interviews gear designer Dan Durston.
Ben Kilbourne reflects on his first journey in the Bear's Ears National Monument, and wonders how to give back to such special places.
Ryan and Andrew chat with Dirk Friel, co-founder of TrainingPeaks, about how to get the most out of your endurance training.
An off-trail borderlands odyssey during a lunar eclipse in the Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument.
Rex Sanders takes a walk down memory lane (er, trail).
The Nemo Chipper (MSRP: $19.95, 5.6 oz / 160 g) is a closed-cell foam sit pad made from scraps created in the production of the Nemo Switchback and other closed-cell foam sleeping pads.
Stephen Seeber presents measurements of several market-leading insulations along with four performance metrics to help judge their performance.
Backpacking Light Managing Editor Andrew Marshall's essay Salamander Song is a love letter to the Great Smoky Mountains.
Small and mid-sized companies are making increasingly delicious vegan and vegetarian backpacking food. This gear guide covers meals from six of those companies.
Backpacking Light publisher Ryan Jordan subjects the Jetboil Stash to the StoveBench testing protocol to answer the pressing question: is this innovation, or lipstick on a pig?
For some people, turning back is the hardest skill to learn.
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.