It’s not that baffling after all!

Horizontal baffles are the most effective way to keep you comfortable in a wide range of conditions (even if you toss and turn).  They just have to be thoughtfully designed and executed.

How to Pick the Perfect Hiking Partner

By Whitney "Allgood" La Ruffa
. . . hiking is more fun with a good partner or partners.  You can help lift each other up on a down day, laugh at the adversity of weather or terrain, and also help each other out with the little things, like taping a rolled ankle, or having a patch of tenacious tape to fix a tear in a puffy.Read More

Te Ararora Done UltraLight

By Dahn Pratt
Like a giddy school girl, wearing her new outfit on the first day of high school, I galloped down 90-mile beach and embarked on a quasi-metaphysical acid trip down the thru-hike rabbit hole. Sensory deprivation and sensory overload were going to be the chemical cocktails on Te Araroa, 3,000km (1,800 miles for you uninitiated folks) of all manner of trail (or lack thereof).....Read More

Nepal: Trekking More Than the Everest and Annapurna Regions

By Erin Saver
“Although it wasn’t the full length of Nepal as I’d hoped to be able to do, it was incredibly unique and unlike any hiking I’ve ever done. I will say that it was well worth the time and effort to experience more than just the popular Everest Region. ”....Read More

Ladies: Some Real World Experience to Help You Choose the Right Temperature Rating for YOU.

By Kris Diers
“To save you from hunting down individual female feedback all over the internet, we’ve gathered data from some long time female Katabatic sleepers so you can see how women feel about our temperature ratings. ”.... Read More

Changing Gear[s]

By Franzi Wernsing
“Our lighter, agile rigs have encouraged us to explore more remote and wild places which we could only dream to do before. And in case the promising looking path turns out to lead nowhere, the relatively light bike makes it less painful if you have to push it for a while.”.... Read More

How To: Plan Time Away From Work for Outdoor Adventure!

By Steven Shattuck
“Sure, taking a year off is easy to dream about, and say you’ll do it, but how about making it happen?”.... Read More

Bikepacking the Baja Divide

By Jona and Franzi Wernsing
I have always been fascinated by borders. Separating land and people, cultures and traditions. Letting you dive into a completely different world within seconds by crossing an invisible line drawn between two countries.... Read More

Ultralight Backpacking With Your Dog

Whitney "Allgood" LaRuffa
Keep your dog comfortable and your ultralight gear safe while backpacking with your canine companion. Read More

Landscape Photography and Lightweight Backpacking

Jason Hatfield
Lightweight backpacking and landscape photography are two pursuits that didn't use to go well together. When I first started backpacking with my photo gear... Read More