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La Sportiva TX Hike Mid GTX Review

La Sportiva TX Hike Mid GTX Review

La Sportiva TX Hike Mid GTX boots are lightweight waterproof/breathable hiking mids with mesh uppers, a soft and sticky sole like a trail runner, Vibram lugs like a hiking boot, and a lacing system like a mountaineering boot. While I normally shun …

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REI Lightweight Base Layer Bottoms Review

REI Lightweight Base Layer Bottoms Review

REI’s Lightweight Base Layer Bottoms are long johns that have many uses on a backpacking trip. They can be used as sleeping clothes to keep your quilt/sleeping bag free of salt, body oils, and bug dope; as a base layer under rain …

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10 Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

10 Best Backpacking Water Filters of 2022

What are the best water filter and water purification treatment systems used by backpackers? That really depends on your preferences, the quality of the water you need to filter or purify, and the number of people you need to treat water for. …

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Zpacks Arc Haul Ultra 60L Backpack Review

ZPacks Arc Haul Ultra 60 Backpack Review

The Zpacks Arc Haul Ultra 60L Backpack is an ultralight, ventilated, and adjustable-length backpack made with Ultra, a new woven fabric made from Ultra High Molecular Weight Polyethylene (UHMWPE) fibers that is ultralight, waterproof, and more durable than Dyneema DCF. Weighing 19.6 …

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