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The Top 5 Best Backpacks for Hiking: Outdoor Gear Review

Max ZhaoJune 21, 2021

No matter what the outdoor occasion is, backpacks are always essential to your comfort and safety during an outdoor excursion. I personally always carry a backpack wherever I go. It’s an essential packing element, and can set the tone of my entire outdoor trip. However, finding the best hiking backpacks...

How to Hike a 14er: Tips on Difficulty, Preparation and Gear

Alan NgouenetJune 18, 2021

14er’s can be massively challenging and push you to think about hiking differently, but intermediate and advanced hikers will reap the benefits of superior view, longer hikes, and more interesting locations. If you have graduated from shorter, less strenuous day-hikes and choose to take on that challenge, be wary that...

Where Can I Sell My Used Hiking Gear?

Jeremy WickerJune 14, 2021

So you have some lightly used hiking gear that isn’t quite right for you anymore, but it still has some life left. Selling your used hiking gear that you don’t use anymore can put some extra cash in your pocket and keep your gear out of the landfill. You’ll make...

Deep Dive into Used Hiking Poles: Specs, Materials, Impact

Felix ChenJune 11, 2021

Does it actually make a difference if they are new or used? We’ll break down everything you need to know. Compared to traditionally one-size-fits-all equipment like backpacks and water bottles, there are many more measurements and facets to take into account when buying hiking poles. Pole type, material, length –...

7 Best Hiking Boots for Under $100

Max ZhaoJune 07, 2021

Having a pair of reliable, high-quality hiking boots is of the utmost importance for your comfort, outdoor-longevity, and enjoyment of hiking. However, we are all more than aware of how high the price tags are for quality boots, especially at popular brands, such as REI or Patagonia. It's great if...