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TrailSense is a helpful place where our Gear Specialists share sincere insights about outdoor gear and techniques. Inspired by the allure of roaming and countless days and nights spent outdoors hiking, camping and running, our Gear Specialists are here to help you live an adventurous and trail-filled life.

Adjusting Trekking Poles

How to Maintain External Locking Trekking Poles

Despite the abundance of backpacking-specific terms and jargon, a backpack is a fairly utilitarian piece of gear—it’s designed to carry everything you need for a day, night, or even weeks in the woods. If you’re getting tripped up by complicated product descriptions and ever-evolving features, realize almost all backpacks share the same foundational parts. With this in mind, here’s the basic anatomy of a backpack. 

Fit a Hiking Boot

How to Fit a Hiking Boot

Whether you’re planning to head out for a quick hike or preparing for a big backpacking trip, a pair of properly fitting hiking boots is key. While it’s easy to get excited about certain brands, particular features, and specific materials when shoe shopping, in the end, nothing will affect how you feel about your boots more than their fit. With this in mind, here’s a quick guide on how to fit a hiking boot. 

Basic Anatomy of a backpack

Basic Anatomy of a Backpack

Despite the abundance of backpacking-specific terms and jargon, a backpack is a fairly utilitarian piece of gear—it’s designed to carry everything you need for a day, night, or even weeks in the woods. If you’re getting tripped up by complicated product descriptions and ever-evolving features, realize almost all backpacks share the same foundational parts. With this in mind, here’s the basic anatomy of a backpack. 

Luke, Troy, Cheyne, Steven, Becky in studio

More than a Name

It’s a change more than two years in the making:  The outdoor gear retailer known as Backcountry Edge has become Enwild. Our customers and fans have supported us since 2004, when Tim King shipped his first…