Gear for the Long Haul
Perfect picks for every thru-hiker
Sure, we all love gear, but there’s no breed more opinionated about it than thru-hikers. That’s fair: They walk for months, asking more of their gear than most any other recreationist. We polled a dozen of them to find the stuff thruhikers are reaching for most, and they came back with packs, bags, shelters, puffies, cook systems, and accessories that fit neatly into three categories: ultralight, comfort, and budget. Whichever path you choose, you’ll find the right pieces for your kit on the following pages.
Ultralight, comfort, or budget: Which route will you take on your next thru-hike?