Gear Reviews

We’re proud to share a handful of recent Gear Reviews from our amazing community. Trek Forward Hiking is dedicated to exceptional customer care, and will always go above and beyond to make sure you’re satisfied with our products and service. If you would like to submit a gear review, email us and lets get it out there.


I recently did a gear review on the Sawyer Mini water filtration system.  My verdict:
An unrivaled price-to-weight ratio in our extensive review, the Sawyer Mini takes the cake for our Best Buy award. It's inexpensive, lightweight, and small, making it the optimal option for backpacking - even if you aren't on a budget. Weighing only 1.6 ounces for the filter and costing a mere $25, you'll get a filter that Sawyer claims will last for 100,000 gallons. The similar and popular LifeStraw weighs a bit more, is four inches longer, and is less versatile than the Mini, but it does cost $5 less. We find the Mini to be the best filter for personal use in the back country.



Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL1 Tent.

1 Person, 3 Season, Tent Type: Backpacking, Doors: 1, Weight: 2.2 lb, 2.1 lb tent with roomie vestibule. 

This tent was super easy to set up and very light weight. Last weekend I used it in a downpour with heavy winds and it performed like a champ! I was very happy with this tent and would highly recommend it for any level of hiker. I paid $285, so price was a bit steep. But cant go wrong with the name Big Agnes. So overall I'd give it 4 out 5 stars...... 

Jon "Speedman" Erikson