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climber carrying rope

How to choose a climbing rope

With half ropes, single ropes, different diameters, and varying lengths, choosing a new rope is no easy thing. Luckily you’ve found this handy gear guide.

trail shoes

Gear guide: trail running shoes

The right trail runners will help you dance through the techy bits, make the miles easier, and reduce the risk of injury. Here’s how you choose a pair.

trail running kit

Trail running essentials

There are at least a dozen items that no seasoned trail runner will hit the trail without. What should you be packing for your next run?

7" running shorts

How to choose and wear pants for running

Shorts or tights? With underwear or without? Learn the answers to these and other questions about the best pants for running in.

fastpacking gear

Fastpacking essentials

By choosing to go fast and light, you accept a real challenge – limiting your kit to just ten pounds while ensuring your comfort and safety.

camper wearing headlamp

How to choose a headlamp

With a wide range of functions and power sources, choosing the right headlamp isn’t always simple. Here I shed some light on your options.

Jetboil integrated stove system

Gear guide: backpacking stoves

Whether brewing coffee or rehydrating freeze-dried meals, your stove performs a very important function. Here’s how to choose one that suits your needs.

trekking poles on rock

Gear guide: trekking poles

Trekking poles can aid stability over sketchy terrain and boost uphill efficiency. Here’s how you choose a pair for your next adventure.

hiking with trekking poles

When to use trekking poles

Trekking poles offer real advantages in certain situations. This article explains when to use sticks and how to get the most out of them.