Weekend Warrior Crew

IS VAN LIFE FOR YOU? HERE’S HOW TO FIND OUT premium
  At some point during the past few years, our beloved Instagram feeds have transformed the thoroughly unromantic idea of “living out of a van” into the highly aspirational, always envy-inspiring concept of “van life.” If you’re not sure of the difference, the first one is about your brother’s weird-ass friend from grade school. And […]
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HOW TO GET BACKCOUNTRY CAMPING PERMITS: POPULAR WILDERNESS PERMIT TIPS & TRICKS premium
The powder season is winding down and our thoughts are turning to counting down the weeks it is ‘til shorts season. So allow us to remind you that there are important things to think about this time of year: backcountry camping permits! In fact, this is the perfect time to start your fair-weather wilderness permit planning. […]
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Planning a Group Camping Trip: Tips for Enjoying the Outdoors with the Whole Squad premium
  It’s finally spring and our BFF, sunshine is fixing to hang around for the next few months so your friends here at Kelty are officially gearing up for our favorite kind of outdoor adventure: camping with friends. Whether it’s your first group camping rodeo or you’ve done this every year for a decade, planning a […]
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TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME CAMPERS: CAMPING WITH YOUR NON-CAMPING PARTNER premium
  When somebody says “Aspen,” you immediately think “WOOOOOO Maroon Bells + backcountry beers!” Your partner, on the other hand, thinks, “YEAHHHH Hotel Jerome + Matsuhisa!” And, while neither one of you is wrong, these are definitely two very different approaches to the same destination…and viva la difference may not apply in this case. Many […]
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February 4, 2019
5 ULTIMATE HUT TRIP HACKS premium
5 ULTIMATE HUT TRIP HACKS Though the concept of hut-to-hut skiing originated in Europe, the U.S. is no slouch—with dozens of networks offering epic days of virgin backcountry powder followed by cozy nights in these one-of-a-kind alpine shelters. Whether you’re traveling with a guide and your squad, and arriving to a posh catered meal or […]
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November 13, 2018
How to Pull Off an Epic Campsgiving premium
How to Pull Off an Epic Campsgiving (+ 4 Foolproof Stretchy-Pants Recipes) By the time the word “Friendsgiving” officially entered the national vernacular in 2008, we’d already been watching our favorite twentysomething chums—Ross, Rachel, Monica, Chandler, Joey and Phoebe—celebrate the holiday together for 10 whole seasons PLUS four years of reruns. And, despite the Macy’s-level […]
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Pumpkin Spice + Everything Nice: Gear + Goodies for an Amazing Fall in the Backcountry premium
Do you even PSL, bro? Seems like the minute Labor Day’s in the rear-view mirror, the entire country immediately comes down with a wicked case of Pumpkin Spice Fever—and honestly, we’re not mad at it. But despite a national obsession with the eponymous nutmeg-sprinkled latte, we sincerely hope your fall season includes at least one […]
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Leaf Peepin’ for Pros premium
As warmer days lead into cooler nights, it can only mean one thing: its leaf peepin’ time. If you like to geek out as much as we do on fall foliage (we know, you NEED that shot for Insta), then check out our tips for how to do it right, or a la Kelty-style.   […]
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September 11, 2018
Tailgating: Kelty-style premium
4 Genius Hacks + Must-Have Gear for Epic Tailgating, Kelty-Style If there’s one thing we know here at Kelty, it’s that almost everything is better when it’s enjoyed outside. And whether you’re a full-on face-painter or you’re just tagging along for hot burgers and cold beers, we’re here for you—with four killer hacks and essential […]
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10 Tips for Camping with your BFF (Best Furry Friend) premium
Adventuring outdoors with your BFF (best furry friend) is one of the best ways to spend time in the summer. Whether you’re deep in the wilderness or close to home, spending the night under the stars with your dog is an experience to be had. We went to the experts,  @dogsthathike for the best advice […]
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3 Great Backcountry Trips for Beginners premium
3 Great Backcountry Trips for Beginners (+ Rookie Mistakes You Should Probably Avoid) There are some people out there (no naming names), who really hardcore about backpacking: they cut weight by shaving their toothbrushes down to a nub, or wearing the same socks for 10 days straight. If your idea of packing light is bringing a sixer […]
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Fire Ban Hacks: 3 Essential Tips for Surviving a Campfire-Free Camping Trip premium
 We get it: camping without a campfire is kind of a drag. You know what’s a MUCH bigger drag, though? Wildfires. They’re a big problem for us here in Colorado. So, while we love us some beers, s’mores and spooky stories around a blazing/smoking/crackling inferno, we love our local wilderness even more. So we’ve learned […]
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