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...

How To Have a Successful First Backpacking Experience with Your Child

Getting your kids out into the backcountry with you can be one of the most rewarding experiences you can have as a parent. Hiking by day and reading bedtime stories (by headlamp) in a tent by night will create fond memories of exploring the outdoors. That being said, the first time out is the make it or break it trip. If it goes well, you will most likely have yourself a backpacking buddy for...

Behind the Lens: Norway

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 the future. Adventure #1: Inste Kongen (Island of Senja, Norway) Bagging peaks and pushing boundaries. The NEW Paragon and Maven are the perfect fit (literally!) for any adventure you take on. SHOP PARAGON & MAVEN Adventure #2: Ersfjord Beach...

Keep Your Gear Like New: Cleaning, Repair, and Storage Tips

After a few days in the great outdoors, the last thing you want to do when you finally get home is tackle the task of cleaning your gear—we get it. But, as any outdoor enthusiast knows, gear is pricey stuff—and that’s if you buy it once. However, putting in just a little bit of time and effort into keeping your gear cleaned, fixed, and stored properly has big impact on its lifespan and...

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...

The Last Outbacks: Exploring Lower 48 Backcountries Where the American Frontier Held Out

From the North Cascades and Great Basin borderlands of Oregon, Nevada, and Idaho to the most obscure depths of the Greater Yellowstone and the boreal waterways of the Upper Midwest, plenty of sparsely populated and wild places remain in the contiguous United States. We’re lucky enough to still have headwater basins, desert canyons, and anonymous crags far enough from roads to rarely see a...

6 Backpacking Hacks for Thru-Hiking

The more you dig into the endless advice for long-distance hiking, the more you’ll find the best insider hacks are less about crushing the biggest miles with the fanciest gear and more about saving money, weight, and time in some of the most low-maintenance ways possible. Becoming an efficient long-distance backpacker or thru-hiker comes with its own set of challenges, a lot of which you’ll...

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...

10 Must-Visit Hot Springs in the West

Natural hot springs invoke a special kind of magic found nowhere else—they are a balm for the soul in a hectic world of buzzing cell phones, honking horns, and constant demands for attention. While we don’t have room to include every worthy hot spring in the United States, these selections are some of the best in the western U.S. So relax and take a soak at one of these memorable natural...