#skoutfind: VaporAiress Hydration Backpack

This week’s #skoutfind comes recommended by a few members of #teamskoutbackcountry! Both Bethany Patterson and Ashley Kelly highly recommend the VaporAiress Hydration Backpack from Nathan. Bethany says, “I love my Nathan pack. It’s been my go-to pack for the last few years!” The VaporAiress is built to sit high up on the back so it doesn’t bounce while running. Extremely lightweight, at just 9.3 oz, the VaporAiress … Continue reading #skoutfind: VaporAiress Hydration Backpack


#skoutfind: Outdoor Research Helium Bivy Sack

This one’s for you committed minimalists out there—mountaineers, ultralight backpackers, touring cyclists, and climbers—looking for lightweight emergency weather protection. The Outdoor Research Helium Bivy Sack is OR’s lightest bivy, at just 18oz.  Widely praised for its durability, the tough, 70-denier nylon floor is built to hold up against the roughest of terrains. The OR Helium Bivy provides protection from the elements while remaining somewhat spacious.  A … Continue reading #skoutfind: Outdoor Research Helium Bivy Sack


#skoutfind: UltrAspire Spry 2.0

This week’s #skoutfind is for the trail running minimalist. Ultra runner Ashley Nordell says, “For any long run, my go-to item is my UltrAspire Spry 2.0 with the flask-shaped bottles. I wear 1-2 bottles in the front for easy access. At aid stations I don’t have to take off my pack to fill a bladder — I just pull out the bottles, refill, and go. … Continue reading #skoutfind: UltrAspire Spry 2.0

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Hiking the PCT: Oregon

Whether you’re a casual weekend hiker or an ambitious thru-hiker, “Hiking the PCT: Oregon” could prove to be a great resource. The guidebook, designed to help make the #PCT accessible to hikers of all levels, covers nearly every mile of the iconic PCT through Oregon. It provides trail maps, elevation profiles, camp locations, water sources, suggested itineraries, resource and planning information, resorts and resupply locations, … Continue reading Hiking the PCT: Oregon


#skoutfind: CamelBak All Clear

  Happy #skoutfind Friday! We love to see technological developments bettering our outdoor experiences. The CamelBak All Clear uses UV technology. In just 60 seconds, it turns any clear natural water info potable drinking water. The development of built-in filtration technology is groundbreaking – introducing the ability to address drinkability problems world-wide.   Continue reading #skoutfind: CamelBak All Clear