"The trail blew me away and changed my life." Andrew Downs took his commitment to the Appalachian Trail further than his thru-hike. We talk with Downs about his work as Regional Director of the Central and Southwest Virginia Region for the ATC.
Congratulations to Rick (Big Red), our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com! Rick reviewed his Big Agnes Pumphouse. We'll draw another $100 winning reviewer next week.
Congratulations to Greg Caporale, our weekly winner of a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com! Greg reviewed his Platypus Hoser. We'll draw another $100 winning reviewer next week.
Sierra Designs celebrates 50 years with its decidedly retro Elite Cagoule and Rain Chaps. Big Agnes shows off mtnGLO tents with integrated LEDs. And Vargo Outdoors embeds titanium into its performance apparel.
A solo stove from Mountain Safety Research, bomb-proof scrambling pants from Bergans of Norway, and a super-niche ultra running pack from CamelBak: new gear was practically popping out of the booths on the second day of Outdoor Retailer.
Black Diamond and Princeton Tec showed off new charging and waterproof lights. Plus, a pair of super-light trekking poles from Black Diamond highlighted Day 1 at Outdoor Retailer.
A few standouts from Outdoor Retailer's Demo Day included energy bars with interesting ingredients, plus an Old Town canoe built for one.
We're giving one lucky reviewer a $100 gift card to Backcountry.com every week for the next five weeks. We'll draw the first $100 weekly winner on Friday, August 8.
Congratulations to member and gear reviewer Daniel Norgan! He won a backcountry kitchen package worth $300, thanks to Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.
What's your most dependable outdoor gear? Review your gear, apparel, or footwear now through Wednesday, July 30, and you're entered to win $300 worth of great outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.
Congratulations, Soleful2001, Trailspace's newest Reviewer of the Month. For his contributions, the North Carolina backpacker and photographer wins a GoMotion Fusion backpack light and other goodies.
Stay hydrated and well fed on the trail this summer, if you win $300 worth of outdoor gear and trail food from Katadyn, Optimus, and AlpineAire.