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How to Layer for Summer Backpacking

Dressing for adventure is all about the layers, and the warm summer months are no exception. Even hot summer days can...

Your Fleece’s Dirty Secret: Microplastics

A Backpacker magazine article entitled ‘It's Time to Cancel Fleece’ recently made waves among outdoor enthusiasts and...

Walking through the Andes

For me, a trip is never real until the day before it starts. However, this time was a little different. I have wanted...

What’s Up with Your Inventory?

Lately we’ve been getting frequent messages from people wondering the same thing: what’s up with your inventory? When...

The debate over the causes of climate change has been closed. Forever.

“Pollution is still the world’s largest environmental threat to health, responsible in 2017 for an estimated 8.3 mill...

Is that all you’re wearing?

Do you know how to get a butterfly to land on you? Don’t try to get it to land on you. Simply do your thing humbly an...

Merino vs Alpaca: Comparing Natural Fibers

Merino wool is a well-known and much-loved natural fiber option in the outdoor industry due to its well-documented pe...

Meet the Product: All-Paca™ Sleeping Bag Liner

You may have noticed that we have a new addition to our stellar AppGearCo lineup. Introducing our All-Paca Sleeping B...

How We Move Forward

In these uncertain times, we want the Herd to know that Appalachian Gear Company is open for business. The health and...

Meet The Team: Jake

Jake turned his whole world around, or maybe more appropriately right side up, when he left the flat and frigged nort...

Avalanches and the Human Factor

I went to a level one avalanche course years ago in the hopes of learning how I could be safer in my winter travels. ...

Meet the Team: Lee

An environmentalist, biologist, and educator by trade, Lee loves educating his fellow adventurers on edible and medic...

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