Is Mountain Hardwear AirMesh a breakthrough product or a prisoner of wicking base-layer physics?
Learn how to choose a base layer for backpacking, base layer material performance differences, and how base layers impact moisture transfer in the broader context of a clothing system.
Rex Sanders takes a walk down memory lane (er, trail).
A winter backpacking gear list for hiking on packed-snow trails in dry (low-humidity) climates.
Shilletha Curtis was awarded a Backpacking Light Diversity Grant in 2020 to help her prepare, acquire gear, and train for her next dream: hiking the Triple Crown. We caught up with Shilletha for a quick interview.
This Brynje Thermo Mesh Review features both Super Thermo and Wool Thermo base layers utilizing an open-weave (fishnet) construction.
Underwear acts as a moisture (sweat) transfer layer to keep you reasonably dry "down there". This guide highlights some important considerations about materials, design, fit, weight, and performance criteria when selecting a pair of hiking underwear (or shorts).
An in-depth comparison of the properties of wool and synthetic fabric for base layers yielded some surprising results.