When you're out hiking every day for several months straight you're bound to get rained on. We asked Snackbar and Scribe how they deal with the inevitable rain—What rain gear do they wear? How do they keep the contents of the pack dry? How do they pack up wet gear the next day?
Sleep, oh glorious sleep. It is not always easy to achieve on trail, though! When I get into camp, all I want to do is just throw down my pack and collapse in a heap, but there are many tasks to do before I can rest. The tent must be pitched, my bed made...
From food wrappers to water bottles, take-out containers and utensils, single-use plastics are everywhere in our day to day lives.... Turns out: you can't even escape them out in the wilderness. While thru-hikers are typically living for months with a much smaller environmental footprint than the average American, we wanted to challenge our Ambassadors to see if they could try to eliminate all single-use plastics from their thru-hikes.
Good gear is versatile. Once you have a quilt, you're set for any trip. Since all Zenbivy clip quilts are compatible with all clip sheets, you can mix and match your quilt with different sheets and mattresses to optimize your setup for the adventure at...
Fixed footbox quilts are great because they’re super simple to use, but they can be constricting and they lack versatility and room to move around. Our patented, semi-fixed Fast Footbox™ design offers both the warmth of a mummy footbox and the width of an open quilt, and you transition between the 2 modes with just 1 simple clip.
There have been some changes here at Zenbivy recently! Here’s everything you need to know about the Fast Footbox™ vs. the Convertible Footbox, which one is right for you, and why the “rectangular mode” setup has been removed from the Light Sheets...
Temperatures are warming and summer is just around the corner. If you've always wanted to try backpacking now's the time to get ready for a summer outdoors. Backpacking is a lot of fun, especially with a few friends, and doesn't have to come with all the struggle and discomfort associated with it.
Deciding what to eat in the outdoors stumps even seasoned backpackers, but having a delicious meal when you get to camp can take your trip to the next level. There are many good options for calorie-dense freeze-dried meals, just head to your local outdoor store and pick your menu.
Backpacking evokes images of overstuffed packs with gear strapped all over the outside - an uncomfortable monstrosity you're supposed to strap to your back and carry for miles. It doesn't have to be that way - even as a beginner backpacker, you can carry a sleek, lightweight pack by focusing on the essentials and leaving the rest.
This trip started off as a lot of Alaskan trips do - with bags packed, loading up into a float plane. Alaska is incredibly inaccessible - it only has a handful of main highways and even those are limited with just small two-lane highways. Most of the state is accessible only by boat or plane.
I have been using my Zenbivy for years and I've spent well over 800 nights in it. I'll trekking poles for ice axes, tents for nights cowboy camping under the stars, but no matter the adventure, you can guarantee that my Zenbivy will be the first thing in my pack.
Stargazing is an amazing experience, and it will give you a little break from your home life and allow you to reconnect with nature for a night. Grab your Zenbivy quilt and head out to get lost in the stars.