Your opinions, photos, feats, and everything else backpackers are talking about this month.
Armor for tall hikers
Keep your noggin' warm or protected with these three hats and two helmets.
A slim, 100-percent polyester skull cap.
A classic Norwegian wool hat with Teflon-treated yarn for enhanced water resistance and the windproof Gore liner.
"It's a parka for your melon!"
Stay comfortable and carry less with these versatile, all purpose pieces.
The Revel offers two domes for maximum versatility.
Day 2 had this reporter looking for comfort - gloves, hats, travel pillows, and undies.
A cozy hat and a cozy jacket for our always-cold staffer.
Cover your head...and ears...even your face, with these cold-weather coverups.
A versatile helmet that can cover deep freeze to shoulder season.
Made with Helly Hansen's Lifa material, this balaclava wicks and dries super quickly.
This 100-percent merino cap will be your go-to three-season and winter-workout hat.
A 93-percent nylon, double-woven cap that is extremely lightweight and low profile.
A super wide ear band with a brim that blocks sun while encouraging air flow.
A fully-featured topper, the Tilley TWP1 waterproof hat has enough style to satisfy even the snobbiest hiker.
Welcome to accessory and apparel heaven: puffy jackets, stoves, windpants, knives, iPad apps, solar panels, GPS, hydration, first aid, socks, camp food, baselayers, and more.
Fool-proof sun protection for her noggin
A stretchy, superbreathable sun hat.
A storm shell and umbrella for your head
A versatile balaclava made of a blend of fabrics.
Our own gear diva met with Martha on December 20th to talk about cold-weather layering. Here's the gear Kristin suggested:
Protect your beaner, or just keep it warm, with these headwear options.
The most comfortable helmet in our test.
An ultralight helmet with 16 vents.
A merino wool beanie for temps down to 25°.
A two-in-one hat that keeps out cold and precipitation.
A cap that lives up to its name
A full-face balaclava
A winter ball cap that's filled with down.
A barely there beanie for high-octane workouts.
Check out these city hikes in Walt Disney World, Las Vegas, and Manhattan.
Get technical layers that work everywhere from hotel bars to high-mountain trails. Our testers vetted more than 50 products from the Alps to the Andes to bring you these top systems.
The BACKPACKER ladies tested made-for-trail clothes that can double as street wear–wherever the streets may be.
A quick-drying, simple cap for any global traveler
For searing sun or relentless rain, pack the Outdoor Research Radar Pocket Cap.