backpacking

Ryno Tuff Ultralight Sleeping Pad Set

October 24, 2019

Get the comfort without the weight! Our friends at Ryno Tuff have designed the Ultralight Sleeping Pad Set that you are definitely going to want to take on your next camping or backpacking trip. Not just any sleeping mat, but a full sized one that weighs only 17 ounces (that includes a pillow). Wow, that […]

Sierra Summits

March 11, 2019

Explore the Range of Light with Matt Johanson in his recently released, Sierra Summits. The book divides California’s Sierra Nevada mountain range into five geographic sections: Lake Tahoe, Central Sierra, Yosemite National Park, Kings Canyon and Sequoia National Parks, and Eastern Sierra. The 50 hikes are outlined with photos, a stat summary (distance, time, difficulty, permits, etc.), […]

FoxFury Scout Clip Light

October 8, 2018

See and be seen with the FoxFury Scout Clip Light! About the size and shape of an old-time pager (are we dating ourselves here?!), this versatile light is very handy to have on all your TrailblazerGirl adventures. The design allows it to stand up on its own at the camp table, be clipped onto your […]

Coalatree Puffy Kachula Adventure Blanket

September 28, 2018

Is it a blanket? Is it a cape? Is it a pillow? It’s all of the above! The Coalatree Puffy Kachula Adventure Blanket will be your new favorite companion on your next camping trip, and it will have you ready for adventure just like the Trailhead Adventure Pants that we introduced you to last month. […]

Smelly Proof Storage Bags

September 28, 2018

If they can’t smell it, they can’t get it…bears, that is! Yes, the Smelly Proof Storage Bags are bear-tested (check out the videos online!) and proven to be effective at masking odors. That’s great news when you’re camping and have to worry about keeping your food and yourself safe from bears. It also means that […]

Epic Water Filters

September 24, 2018

Pure, clean water on-the-go and at home! Our friends at Epic Water Filters give you better tasting, healthy water with their line of portable water bottles with built-in, replaceable filters as well as 3.5 L water jugs to keep in your fridge. Their filters are engineered to effectively reduce nasty waterborne pathogens like Giardia, E. Coli, […]

Packbands

September 13, 2018

When a simple elastic band won’t do…check out Packbands! Packbands are a novel product that can help you organize, carry, and secure all your TrailblazerGirl gear. Available in 3 sizes, 9, 12, and 15 inches, these brightly colored silicone straps are adjustable and strong. You can even attach two Packbands together to form a longer […]

WRAPTIE

August 15, 2018

A novel approach to tie down straps. WRAPTIE is bungee, ratchet strap, rope, and duct tape all rolled up into one. Looking a little like a Halloween art project, WRAPTIE is designed out of black, elasticized webbing and double-sided, bright-orange velcro strips with a fixed loop on one end and a multipurpose on at the other that […]

Tom Bihn Travel Stuff Sacks

August 6, 2018

Pack it in a sack…as long as it’s a Tom Bihn Travel Stuff Sack! When it comes to packing, not everything is straight lines and right angles, especially when it comes to camping or backpacking. These Travel Stuff Sacks are shaped differently – not square, not round. They have an oval bottom with a drawstring […]

Backpacker Hidden Gems

July 31, 2018

Sshhh…it’s a secret, but we’ll share them with you! Backpacker Magazine and Destinations Editor, Maren Horjus have found some of the not-so-well-known (at least up until now!), best hikes in the United States and are sharing them with us in their new book, Backpacker Hidden Gems, 100 Greatest Undiscovered Hikes Across America. The book is […]

Mustang Survival Bluewater Gear Hauler

May 22, 2018

Marine gear that is built to last. For over 50 years, our friends at Mustang Survival have been in the business of designing products to help you enjoy your time on the water, and their Bluewater Gear Hauler is a perfect example of this. It’s filled with well-thought-out features. Starting with the 30 liter carrying […]

Exped Summit Lite 25

April 9, 2018

Tucked inside a pocket the size of a dinner plate is a fully functional backpack! Our friends at Exped have designed an outstanding, extremely lightweight (11.6 oz!) backpack for all your TrailblazerGirl adventures whether they are in the wilderness or urban. The Summit Lite 25 has the clean lines and details that Swiss design embodies. […]

KOLD.

February 6, 2018

Clip. Hydrate. KOLD. That’s not a typo. It’s KOLD with a K, because it’s a KOLD. bottle that keeps your liquids kold for up to 24 hours! Thanks to a special double walled, vacuum insulated technology, your liquids will remain at the temperature that you started your hike at – whether it’s ice cold for […]

Full Windsor The Muncher

January 10, 2018

Going camping and have limited space? Replace 10 tools with 1! Our friends at Full Windsor recently developed The Muncher, a titanium multi-utensil that does so much more than allow you to munch! Weighing in at only 0.8 ounces, and it serves the purpose of a whopping 10 tools. A big bonus when space and […]

SOG Baton Q3

October 23, 2017

From the company that brought you the ultimate combat knife comes the ultimate tool. Our friends at SOG started out by reproducing the original SOG Bowie knife, a unique combat knife used by special ops units in Vietnam, and they have evolved into a company that is known for designing and producing a full line […]

ALPS Featherlite Air Mat

October 19, 2017

About the size of a loaf of bread and weighing not much more than that too! It’s the Featherlite Air Mat from our friends at ALPS, who will get you geared up for your next backpacking or camping trip. Here are some of the stats on this little gem: stuff sack measures in at 11″ x […]

Alpen Optics Wings Compact Binocular

August 14, 2017

All the better to see you with my dear! And see you will with the Wings Compact Binocular from our friends at Alpen Optics. We tested model #598, and we think you’ll be as impressed with them as we are. They have a magnification of 8X with high quality ED (Extra-low dispersion glass) and HD […]

Gear Aid FLUX LED Light and Power Bank

August 8, 2017

A heavy-duty powerhouse! The FLUX LED Light and Power Bank from our friends at Gear Aid will be a go-to for campers thanks to its dual purpose lantern and on-the-go power source. This little guy is built to last with a weatherproof casing made to withstand rain, sleet, snow and sand. With 82 ultra-bright LEDs, you […]

HydroBlu Clear Flow Water Bottle and Filter Combo

June 21, 2017

Filtered water is just a sip away…even in the wild! The Clear Flow Water Bottle and Filter Combo from our friends at HydroBlu will be an essential item on your next camping trip, backcountry trek, hiking adventure, or any time water quality may be in question. The key is a 2-stage filter that connects directly to the […]

Backpacking 101

May 11, 2017

Your resource guide to hitting the trails! Backpacking 101 by Heather Balogh Rochfort is a thorough handbook outlining everything you need to know to enjoy a backpacking adventure. Chapters include: Mental and Physical Preparation, Navigation, Setting Up Your Camp Kitchen, Backcountry Hygiene, and Emergency Situations. Rather than specific brand recommendations, Heather expertly provides you with questions or things […]

The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide

March 21, 2017

Whatever your style of hiking or level of experience, this is the book for you. The Ultimate Hiker’s Gear Guide, Second Edition by Andrew Skurka has a wealth of information from this accomplished, award-winning, adventure athlete, speaker, guide, and writer. He provides you with practical advice on everything from clothing (e.g., the Core 13) to […]

Lewis N. Clark ElectroLight Series

February 21, 2017

Feather-light and practical! Our friends at Lewis N. Clark have designed the ElectroLight Series, a line of ultra lightweight products that TrailblazerGirls will find especially useful. We checked out their Expandable Packing Cube Set, and these will make packing for that camping trip a cinch. The set comes with 2 sizes, a large and a […]

Llama Trekking in Utah with Adventures in Good Company

February 7, 2017

Coming May 2, 2017. Unplug and unwind in the Beehive State. Join Adventure in Good Company for their week-long Llama Trekking in Utah tour. You’ll be exploring the high desert canyons of Grand Staircase – Escalante National Monument with your own personal llama carrying all your heavy items. Get yourself in good shape since there will be 3-6 […]

Extra Strength Lightload Towels

January 24, 2017

Big function in a little package! Extra Strength Lightload Towels should be an essential part of your camping, hiking, and sports gear packs. Fabricated out of a material called Lyocell which is soft yet strong, this towel is a reusable, ecofriendly alternative to paper towels and is much more compact than a roll of paper towels […]