Tagged with hiking

6 Unconventional Uses For A Headlamp

6 Unconventional Uses For A Headlamp

In the deep, dark months of winter, it’s news to no one that headlamps are necessary for biking, running, kayaking, camping, and any other outdoor activity that’s conducted after 5 PM. But does the usefulness of the headlamp stop at outdoor sporting activities? Absolutely not! Here’s our list of activities that are ten times better/easier/more … Continue reading

5 Must See Spring Hikes around Washington State

5 Must See Spring Hikes around Washington State

Spring has officially sprung here in Washington state! What better way to celebrate the warm weather, and break out of hibernation than to hit the trail and go for a hike. To find some of Washington’s most beautiful spring hikes, we contacted the experts. Our friends Nathan and Jer at HikingWithMyBrother.com have hiked just about … Continue reading

Get Your Kicks with Pat!

Get Your Kicks with Pat!

Let’s face facts, whether it’s healthy or not, a cold soda can be really refreshing.  Those sodas with real cane sugar and all natural flavorings are better for us and usually delicious to boot.  On a hot summer day, I certainly look forward to a delicious soda waiting for me at the end of whatever … Continue reading

Kickstart Your Comfort On The Trail

Kickstart Your Comfort On The Trail

We all know how important comfort is while you’re out on the trail. Whether you’re packing the most comfortable sleeping pad with you, or the most popular lightweight tent, a good night’s rest is the difference between a productive day or a slow grueling trek on the trail. Enter The Alpine Hammock, the first ever … Continue reading

Office Discussion – A Poll For The Poles!

Office Discussion – A Poll For The Poles!

There are a lot of advantages to using trekking poles on your hikes, but not everyone feels they are necessary. Some of the advantages we enjoy while using trekking poles include added balance, a more even weight distribution (especially  while carrying heavy packs), and the ability to strengthen core muscles during our hikes. We want … Continue reading

The Big Agnes Q-Core Sleeping Pad in Action

The Big Agnes Q-Core Sleeping Pad in Action

This past weekend one of our MPGear crew members, Devin, went on a camping trip and he was looking for the perfect sleeping pad to take with him. After considering several different sleeping pads like self inflating pads, lightweight pads and some accordion style pads, he decided on the Big Agnes Q-Core Sleeping Pad. I … Continue reading