Tell Us About Your Biggest Winter Misadventure, Get an EMS Gift Card!

We all have those stories. Share yours!


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New Arrival Rundown: EMS Sleeping Bags

Down vs. synthetic. Cool vs cold.


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Gear Stories: The Most Comfortable Pack

"Whether it's the design or just the countless days and miles my hips have had the force the pack into submission, I have yet to find a pack that is as comfortable as that…


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How to Get the Most Out of Your Sleeping Bag’s Temperature Rating

Make your gear last longer into the year.


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Gear Stories: Backpacking Boot Revival

Throwing out stories backpacking boots is hard.


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Gear Stories: Trusty Trekking Poles, Always in Hand

How many twisted ankles have your trekking poles saved over the years?


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7 Gear Tips for Surviving (and Avoiding) an Unplanned Bivy

It could happen to you.


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Ultralight Shelters: Tarp Tents 101

For certain trips, they might save you a lot of weight.


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Alpha Guide: Hike the Knife Edge on Katahdin

It might be the single best hike in the state of Maine.


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5 Dog-Friendly Hikes in the White Mountains for Great Fall Foliage

Dogs + foliage = the best fall day ever.


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