Unexpected Turnaround

I once heard Yvon Chouinard say in a documentary that “adventure is when everything goes wrong. That's when the adventure starts.” It’s not that everything went wrong per se, but more so unplanned and unexpected, and that was the start of our adventure.  A New Normal - And Not One I Wanted To Get Used To When the pandemic hit, we saw an instant shift as we watched the world shut down...

Guiding You To The Perfect Backpacking Pack

When it comes to picking out the perfect backpacking pack, we wan't to make sure you have all the big questions answered. With SO many options out there, it can be hard to know what bag is going to go the distance with you. That's why we've put together a guide to help you determine which of our backpacking collections is the perfect fit for you.We teamed up with Ambassador Where To Willie to...

Behind The Lens: Nicaragua

Even though we are home, we can still dream of faraway places, right?Join us on a trip through our past adventures to help us all look forward to and plan for future ones. Fun Fact #1: Because of its unique equatorial location, you can see 86 of the 88 constellations in Nicaragua - the most constellation visibility of any place in the world! Fun Fact #2: There are no street names in Nicaragua!...

New Zealand By Van (And Feet)

By now, I have a pretty good grasp on living out of different rigs. Before I moved into my VW Vanagon to explore the west coast's climbing and skiing, I would rent Subaru Outbacks on work trips so that I could sleep in the back on weekends and see more of what Alaska's coastlines and interior had to offer. Over the years, the small spaces have become home, but that's not the only reason we chose...

One Step Back, Two Steps Forward.

It’s ok to feel confused, unsure and without answers. It’s ok to feel anxious, upset and bitter.  We are in the midst of a pandemic that none of us have ever experienced before. All of our lives have been abruptly interrupted.  We were supposed to be slashing spring pow, hitting the pond skim, planning mud season trips, going to the desert for some early-season hiking, or just...

Bringing The Outdoors In

To our community of doers, adventurers, travelers, runners, hikers, backpackers, climbers, skiers, campers and more: Gregory stands with the rest of our amazing outdoor community to put the safety and health of people first. We are actively working with our internal teams, our partners, our ambassadors, our dealers and our community to ensure we are upholding the highest levels of care and...

Hut to Hut in the Italian Alps: Could Fette Biscottate be the only real suffering?

By: Carson Brown As a photographer it can be easy to fall into the habit of living through a lens. This trip, though, was one for us. Okay, yes I did take a few (hundred) photos but it wasn’t about  “live posting”, breaking some other site-seeing PR or checking some “extreme” peaks box. Redirecting our focus was the driving force of our Hut to Hut trip in the Italian Alps. From...

Traveling To Tanzania? Here’s EVERYTHING You Need To Know

Tanzania in Eastern Africa is hands down one of THE most magical places I have ever been.  From the real-life Lion King vibes of the Serengeti to the turquoise-watered horizons of Zanzibar, the adventures are endless!  I’ll spend time here talking first about mainland Tanzania, and will highlight Zanzibar in a subsequent post – there is just wayyyyy too much to say for it to possibly fit...

Her Oregon Life

A photoblog from Ambassador Logan Dralle (Her Oregon Life) We packed up the car and hit the road to swing by Mount Shasta (Shasta-Trinity National Forest) where we backpacked in for the night. We camped above an alpine lake and skinny dipped at a nearby lake. We were lucky enough to make it back to camp to catch a beautiful sunset (followed by sunrise the next morning.) The next day, we hiked...

8 Considerations When Planning A Backpacking Elopement

Traditional weddings can be a lot of fun to attend, but when faced with the thought of planning one for ourselves, we weren’t sold. Instead of an aisle, we wanted a dirt trail, and instead of hundreds of people, we pictured hundreds of wildflowers.  Photography By Celestine Aerden We chose to elope near our home in Kananaskis, Alberta, Canada. We backpacked into an alpine lake backcountry...