Category Archives: Pillows

Post Hike Gear Talk (Newfound Gap to Max Patch)

I recently headed out for a (much-needed) 4 day section hike along the Appalachian Trail. I covered 50 miles, starting at Newfound Gap in the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, and finished on the beautiful bald called Max Patch. This … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving AT Section Hike Post Hike Gear Talk

So last weekend I met up with a group of pretty good guys and spent a night on the Appalachian Trail. As I mentioned in my previous trip report, we had a great time. The weather was dang near perfect, … Continue reading

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Olympic National Park Post Hike Gear Talk

My recent hike in the Olympic National Park has now been my longest single backpacking trip. We were out 7 days and 6 nights; the temperatures ranged from around the high 30’s (F) to likely mid 60’s (F), and we … Continue reading

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GooseFeet Gear Stuff Sack Down Pillow Case & Large Exped “UL” Air Pillow

I am one of those hikers that carries a pillow when backpacking. A pillow is a must in order for me to get the best nights sleep possible, so I am comfortable with taking a weight penalty in order to … Continue reading

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“Monkey Pillow” by Hike, Bike, Dale!

In 2011 Wallace Hunter (AKA: SupaChef) and his wife hiked around 1,500 miles of the Appalachian Trail, which needless to say, allowed them to really put their gear to the test. Some of their gear was commercially bought gear, however, … Continue reading

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Pillow Talk: Flex Air Ultralight Pillow

Sleep is important to me, and especially when I am on the trail. After a long day (or even a short day) of trekking up and down and through the mountains, proper rest is much appreciated and more importantly needed. However, … Continue reading

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