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Bikepacking 101 - Lessons Learned in the Mountains

Bikepacking 101 - Lessons Learned in the Mountains

by Liz Blair
Over the past few years, I’ve become increasingly intrigued by bikepacking. Mainly, it seems like a great way to cover more ground and see more over a weekend. My boyfriend, Mike and I finally decided to try it out this September on the Alpine Loop i…
How to get warm & stay warm in the backcountry

How to get warm & stay warm in the backcountry

by BCEXP Staff
Gear is great, but a little bit of know-how goes a long way; especially when the temperature drops and you’re trying to stay warm. While being prepared with the right equipment and clothing is a must, knowing how to care for your body can insure your…
Comparisons: the La Sportiva Akasha VS. the Bushido

Comparisons: the La Sportiva Akasha VS. the Bushido

by Liz Blair
For the past couple of years I’ve been running in the La Sportiva Akasha with excellent results. I’ve enjoyed the fit, and the tread has held up well over harsh terrain and long distances. A friend of mine has felt equally similar about the La Spo…
Review: Fjällräven Kajka 55L Women's Backpack

Review: Fjällräven Kajka 55L Women's Backpack

by Morgen Dorsey
After eight years of use and abuse on overnight ski tours, thru-hikes, and tight trips in the overhead luggage compartment, I decided to retire my high-school-era Vaude 45L backpack. My goal was to upgrade to a 55L pack with a women’s specific fit, u…
Review: La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots

Review: La Sportiva Trango TRK GTX Hiking Boots

by Aidan Multhauf
Buying a new pair of boots less than 24-hours before a long backpacking trip is generally not the best idea. It’s like diving into a swimming hole without checking for rocks first. Will your new boots cause blisters or hotspots? How will they support…