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Women's hiking gear: when is it actually worth it? When should you buy women's hiking gear? Are woman's backpacks worth it? Should you buy a women's sleeping bag or pad?

Boreas Lost Coast 60 Backpack Review

On multi-day hiking trips, having a comfortable backpack is pretty important. On my first ever backpacking trip (the West Coast Trail!) I used a borrowed backpack that was too big for me. The harness didn’t fit, I got bruises…

MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie Review

Gear Review: MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie

For the last few months I’ve been trying out the new MEC Warm Obsession Hoodie.  In order to understand the way I feel about this jacket, you need to know a few things about me: I am a sweaty hiker.…

Hammock at Jericho Beach, Vancouver, BC

Gear Review: Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock

By now you’ve probably seen about a million Instagram photos of hammocks (some of which are set up in insane places) and you’re wondering what all the fuss is about: Are they actually that comfortable?  When are they actually…