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Q&A: Colin O'Brady on Walking Over Antarctica, Meditating, & New Book
Adventurer Colin O'Brady on Walking Across Antarctica, Meditating, & His New Book

In "The 12-Hour Walk," the world record-holding explorer argues that a salve for mental fog and anxiety is to go for a very, very long walk

New LifeStraw Go Insulated Bottles Filter Water & Reduce Plastic Waste
This Filtering Water Bottle Is Your Ticket to Better International Travel

With its namesake filter, these stainless steel bottles make sketchy streams and public water taps safe while traveling abroad and close to home

Hammock Tent Guide: Everything to Know About This Clever Camping Tool
The Complete Guide to Camping with a Hammock Tent

Versatile, comfortable, and easy to use, hammock tents are growing in popularity among all campers, from weekend warriors to hardcore thru-hikers

"It Was Good" Photo Book Celebrates Type Two Fun in the High Sierra
Photo Book "It Was Good" Celebrates Type Two Fun in California's High Sierra Range

New 352-page hardcover by self-taught photographer & mountaineer Josh Endres documents 10 years worth of high alpine adventure

23 Film Photos From 72 Hours of Adventure in South Dakota
Photo Essay: 72 Hours in South Dakota, an Overlooked Mecca of Adventure

A long weekend travel guide to some of America’s most striking (and accessible) landscapes in the Black Hills, Badlands National Park, and beyond

8 Best Lightweight Camping Cots for a Better Night Sleep Outdoors
The 8 Best Cots for Backpacking and Lightweight Camping

These highly-packable designs make getting a good night's rest under the stars easier than ever, without the noise and feel of an air pad

In Defense of Heavy Hiking Gear
In Defense of Heavy Gear: An Anti-Ultralight Op-Ed

As the ultralight trend continues to build momentum and evangelists, let us not forget the bulky, burdensome equipment that got us here

Ultralight Backpacking: How I Learned to Embrace UL Hiking Philosophy
How Embracing an Ultralight Mentality Changed My Whole Perspective on Hiking

A deep dive into the world of lightweight and ultralight backpacking, and why you should embrace the "less is more" philosophy, too

Laugavegur Trail: All You Need to Know About Iceland's Famous Trek
Everything You Need to Know About Hiking Iceland's Famous Laugavegur Trail

Spanning 34 miles in southern Iceland, this beloved route serves as a more adventurous alternative to the heavily touristed Ring Road

A 100-Mile Reunion Hike Along the Rugged Arizona Trail
Photo Essay: A Grand Reunion on the Rugged Arizona Trail

After a decade apart and amid pandemic upheaval, two old friends reconnect on 100 miles of the famed Arizona National Scenic Trail (aka the AZT)

Best Sustainable Backpacking Meals: Minimize Waste in the Backcountry
A Responsible Buyer's Guide to Zero-Waste Backpacker Meals

No-or-low-waste camping meals and backpacking food does exists. Here's what to look for, how to avoid greenwashing, plus five companies to support

Backpacking Checklist: Essential Gear for New & Experienced Hikers
10 New Essential Backpacking Gear Picks for Happier Trails This Season

Our top 10 picks of new backpacking gear for 2022, designed to make life on the trail more comfortable and more fun

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Greater Goods x Field Mag Collab Is Now Available!

Our limited-edition collaboration collection of upcycled chalk bags is live!

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Greater Goods x Field Mag Collab Is Now Available!