The 2019 hiking and backpacking season is right around the corner, depending on your idea of enjoyable trail conditions. Springtime brings the thaw which brings the mud which brings us to the brink of why am I out here doing this! Over the winter months many stow away their gear awaiting the warmth to return. Needless to say, if we are not doing some type of physical activity in our spare time the upcoming hiking season will be challenging at first.
With the holiday season in full swing, some of you might already be thinking about that dreaded New Year's Resolution! A bit cliche, and certainly overdramatized, but certainly worth noting as we indulge in the season's endless enticing treats. Hitting the trail for the first outing of the season can be hard with those, shall we say, muscles that have been in hibernation all winter.
Another way to get ready for the upcoming season is to take inventory of your gear. There are many new products out on the market that can easily shed ounces, if not pounds, from your pack! In our latest blog post we looked at getting ready for the 2019 hiking season by considering some of the most important gear in your backpack, a shelter and sleep system. Read the full article
Finding a happy balance to weight savings, durability and costs is an art form to say the least. Educating yourself to the choices of gear that will carry you the distance and protect you from the elements is paramount. Not all gear is created equal and universal. What works for one might not work for another. Now is a great time to learn about new products, or new to you products, get out there and see them first hand in the store and get yourself ready for the next season. It is also a good time to shop around, once you know what you want, time is on your side.
See you on the trail in 2019.
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