Weekend Warrior Crew

Pro Tips: How (and When) to Clean Your Sleeping Bag premium
We’re all about getting funky. But sometimes we like to leave the actual funk at home. Have you ever washed your sleeping bag? What about cleaning it out in the backcountry? It’s a new year, a new season, and it’s time for a fresh feel (and smell). Check out our pro tips on how to […]
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December 9, 2020
DARK STARS: 4 STELLAR SPOTS FOR STARGAZING + WHAT TO BRING premium
We’re coming up on the shortest day of the year, and it can be easy to forget that natural beauty doesn’t end at sundown. The International Dark Sky Places (ISDP) designation is a 20-year-old global program that protects low-light-pollution places around the world so that regular folks like us can get a really good look […]
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Kelty’s 2020 Holiday Gift Guide premium
What do you give someone in 2020? A reason to leave the house (and maybe hand sanitizer). From backyard shenanigans to backcountry camping, let’s take our holidays outside and give the gift of adventure. Check out our Holiday Gift Guide for this season’s must-haves, pro tips, and more.   COYOTE 65 & WOMEN’S COYOTE 60: […]
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Kelty’s 9 TIPS FOR FIRST-TIME BACKPACKERS premium
So. You tried your hand at car camping, and you feel like it went pretty well. Tent set-up? Only two pieces left over! Day hikes? Just three blisters in a six-person crew! Meal planning? Beer is food, right? But now you’re kind of wondering: what would it be like to ACTUALLY commune with Mother Nature, […]
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5 SANITY-SAVING TIPS FOR STORING CAMPING GEAR premium
Unfortunately for most of us here at Kelty HQ, the average human dwelling was not exactly built with tons of extra storage space. On the upside: our species’ collective need for storage has inspired magical places like the Container Store and Shed Warehouse (yep, it’s a thing) to help us wrangle the mountains of clutter […]
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5 THINGS TO TRY INSTEAD OF WAITING IN A LIFT LINE THIS WINTER premium
There’s nothing like a gnarly lift line to put the kibosh on a bluebird ski day. Now, we all have that friend who would hock a kidney for a perfect powder day, crowds or not. But if that’s not you, there are LOTS of ways to enjoy that chilly white stuff without making an advance […]
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7 SUSTAINABLE LIVING TIPS TO PROTECT THE PLANET: CAMPING EDITION premium
Hiya happy campers! It’s a new year—a brand-new decade, even. So, although our New Year’s resolutions don’t typically go a whole lot further than “play more,” your friends at Kelty would like to step onto the Sincerity Bus for a hot second. Because let’s be honest: the Built for Play lifestyle we’re all dedicated to pursuing would be a lot […]
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ALL THE STEEPS WITHOUT THE PEEPS: SHOULDER SEASON BACKPACKING TIPS premium
There are reasons everybody wants to go camping in the late spring and early summer, and none of them are wrong—the days are long, the weather’s nice, and *some* schedules are looser. Which is all cool, until you’re trying to share the “solitude” of nature with 1,000 other happy campers.  It can feel like doggone […]
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3 REASONS TO PUT YOUR PHONE AWAY + 3 THINGS TO DO INSTEAD premium
  If you’re reading this post (probably on your phone, am I right?), we probably don’t have to tell you that nature is basically AWESOME. But for those of us who live in a city and work indoors, staring at some kind of screen all day long (not to mention the “downtime” we spend scrolling […]
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July 23, 2019
LESS SCREEN TIME, MORE GREEN TIME: RAISING KIDS WHO LOVE THE OUTDOORS premium
If you’re reading this post, you probably don’t have to be convinced that nature is awesome. But you might be interested to know that science has finally confirmed that it’s actually really good for you, too. Last year, a team of researchers from the University of East Anglia released the results of a study involving […]
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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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