Your Path to Adventure Starts Here

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.

Great Stocking Stuffers for Runners

Check out our great stocking stuffers for runners. If your friends and family are avid hikers, see our gift recommendations for Backpackers! Nathan Men’s HyperNight Reflective Gloves The Nathan HyperNight Reflective Gloves (also available for women)…

HIker wearing backpacking pack standing on rock overlooking green forest

How to Choose a Backpacking Pack

Backpacking packs generally have larger capacities and more robust suspensions in comparison to daypacks. These bigger packs are designed to carry the larger amounts of gear (40+ liters) required for overnights or multiple-day adventures. They also…

Packages of Alpen Aire trail mix on map near pack, knife, comparss and thermos

What is Trail Mix?

What is trail mix? Trail mix, or GORP, is the ultimate trail snack, popularized by endless variations. While ‘GORP’ is fairly specific – Good Old Raisins and Peanuts – the term ‘trail mix’ simply means a…