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Spyderco Para Military 2: A Do-It-All Knife

Spyderco Para Military 2 Knife As we’ve mentioned before on this site, it’s always worth looking into getting an excellent knife for outdoor survival. However, you don’t always have to shop for products that are intended solely for the outdoors. A knife is one such product. For obvious reasons – namely, price, bulk, and so […]

The Best Lightweight Jackets of 2015

Best Lightweight Jackets of 2015 – Hiking & Backpacking While summer might currently be upon us, hopefully blessing us all with great weather for outdoor activities, we must always be cognizant of the fact that weather can change rapidly, and all serious backpackers and hikers need to be prepared for the elements. Whether you’re a […]

Best Two Person Tents of 2015

Best Two Person Tents Whether you’re planning a camping trip with your sweetheart or whether you and your buddy like to go on backpacking trips as a dynamic duo, an excellent two person tent is a must. There is no point in bringing an unnecessarily large tent into the outdoors if the party includes just two […]

The Best Camping Chairs

The Best Camping Chairs After a hard day hiking around the backcountry, you deserve a restful, comfortable evening. While sleeping is great, some of the best times camping in the great outdoors are spent relaxing around a campfire and sipping some beers. Of course, to be fully comfortable relaxing at the campsite, you will need […]

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0: The World’s Lightest Waterproof Jacket

Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 If you’re heading out into the backcountry this summer and want to be equipped for the elements in the least burdensome way possible, the Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 is here to change your entire conception of what it means for a jacket to be lightweight. The Berghaus VapourLight Hyper Smock 2.0 […]

Best Women’s Jackets of 2015

Best Women’s Jackets of 2015 Here at Glacier National Park Travel Guide, we do spend a lot of time covering gear that is intended more for men than women. However, we know that we have plenty of female readers as well, and we love our backpacking female friends just as much! So today, we’re taking […]

Save HUGE on Outdoor Gear During REI’s Anniversary Sale!

Save BIG During REI’s Anniversary Sale! Each May, REI offers its biggest sale of the year to help its customers gear up for a fun summer spent exploring outdoors. The REI Anniversary Sale for 2015 has commenced, and now, through May 25th, you can save up to a whopping 30% on select outdoor equipment. You can […]

Best Lightweight Tents for Summer Camping

Three Season Tents for Summer Camping When you’re searching for a tent for the summer months, your needs are going to be much different than when you are searching for a tent that you can use year-round and in cold weather. Tents are generally rated as to how many seasons they can withstand. For example, […]

Mountain Hardwear Super Compressor Jacket: Warm, Warm, Warm

Mountain Hardwear Super Compressor Jacket If you’re traversing alpine slopes or spending nights in sub-zero temperatures, you’re going to need a quality, puffy parka to keep you as warm as possible. The choices you have in such jackets are vast: you can opt for synthetic materials or traditional down; you can choose ultralight or more […]

Trash to Treasure: The Cotopaxi Luzon Daypack

Cotopaxi Luzon Daypack A few weeks ago, we discussed Cotopaxi, a new outdoor retailer that is extremely committed to bettering our planet. This company practices what they preach; that is, sustainability, helping the less fortunate, and giving back. This company achieves their benevolent goals while creating some excellent outdoor gear. The Luzon Daypack from Cotopaxi […]