Thru-hiking, backpacking, and bikepacking pros:

Cam “Swami” Honan

One of the world’s most prolific hikers, Cam “Swami” Honan has trekked more than 60,000 miles (96,561 km) in some 56 countries since the early 1990’s. In January, 2015, Backpacker Magazine called him, “the most travelled hiker on earth.”  Read More about the man we like to call “The Original Katabatic Ambassador.”

Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa

Whitney “Allgood” LaRuffa has hiked many long trails in the US (including the AT and CDT), but is most proud of his 2014 pioneering first thru-hike of the Chinook Trail, a 293 mile route through the Columbia River Gorge in Washington & Oregon. His K-9 companions have accompanied him on more than 6,000 hiking miles over the years.  Read More

Erin “Wired” Saver

I found thru-hiking in 2011 when I did my first long trail, the Pacific Crest Trail. I was given the trail name Wired for my energy on the trail, and my little need for sleep that allows me to maintain a detailed daily blog ( on my journeys. Since then, I’ve gone on to hike 15,000mi on long trails all over the world.  Read More

Steven “Twinkle” Shattuck

High summits, hard to reach wilderness, and lonely landscapes. That’s what I get in Colorado, and that’s what I strive to incorporate into my life as often as possible. I particularly enjoy long distance backpacking, having hiked most of the triple crown and several mid distance trails over the past decade. The full immersion is unlike any other form of outdoor recreation that I’ve found.  Read More

Ryan “Dirtmonger” Sylva

Balance and simplicity is what I seek in life and I find this lifestyle, in no other way, by walking in wild and faraway places. I want quality and durable gear to simplify and reinforce my hiking style as I typically choose challenging adventures.  Read more

Tales on Tyres: Jona and Franzi

We’re Franzi and Jona from ‘Tales On Tyres’ and we have been living a nomadic lifestyle since 2012. Our love and passion for the great outdoors simply keeps us moving and constantly wondering where we should head next. We started our long journey with a 3000km hike across New Zealand and although we loved it, we traded our backpacks only a few month later for two cheap hybrid bikes in India.  Read more.