The Pros and Cons of Going Ultralight

Field Notes

The Pros and Cons of Going Ultralight

When you look at gear that’s made out of Dyneema(R) (one of the most popular ultralight fabrics) for the first time, it’s easy to assume that this new, ultralight fabric is less durable than nylon. It usually comes with a waterproof coating, and it weighs about half as much as nylon, which should mean that it’s not quite as durable, right?

The 2022 Big Agnes Gift Guide

Give the gift of gear this year with our curated gear collections for folks of all camping styles. From bike packing to car camping we've got the goods for any gearhead on your nice list. Let's get started!

Abandon Anchor! - A Bob Swanson Grant Winner Story

Today was the day! I had worked hard for two and a half years to secure water quality testing through the state of North Dakota.

Making Memories in Volcanoes National Park

When I think about the summers of my youth, camping was always a part of the picture. Sticky fingers from s’mores, creaky backs from sleeping on the ground and the smell of campfire smoke that would permeate my curly hair for weeks.

Dzil Ta’ah Adventures: How to Stake Out Your Tent without Stakes

The northeast corner of the Diné (Navajo) Nation is rich with mythic topography. Ubiquitous views of sandstone stone, volcanic spires, and distant mountains, make up the terrain...

Make It An Adventure And Go For The SKT

Drawn to the red dirt of the American Southwest, we are on a road trip around Moab, UT checking out national parks, rock climbing, skinny dipping, and playing in the canyons...

Goosenest Development to Dirt 

If you’ve been camping in the dirt for a few decades like we have, being a little further off the ground can be nice...

4 Tips to Finding Your Perfect Sleeping Bag

A good sleeping bag is the difference between a restful night and a sufferfest when you’re camping. Finding your perfect sleeping bag can be overwhelming. There are a lot of options out there, and a lot of variables to consider! Let’s help narrow it down with these 4 helpful tips.

From Development to Dirt: Big Agnes Backpacks

Big Agnes backpacks include an entire collection from day hikes to multiday excursions with ultralight sustainable materials and comfort in mind. Our design team had one goal: create the “Copper Spur of backpacks”

From Development to Dirt: 3N1 Sleeping Bags

Over 20 years ago Big Agnes started with the idea there is a better way to sleep in the backcountry. Now we are introducing our latest evolution of this concept with ...

Taking the time to be in the moment: A Winter Excursion

As we rolled up to the parking area, I shivered a little bit. I have this habit of leaving my house in sandals – we are in California after all. My toes were already ...

Lessons from Bikerafting the Continental Divide

When I hear someone say, “Time is like a river.” I sense the analogy is based in an idea that time is linear and so is a river. The more time I spend on earth and on ...

Five Jaw-Dropping Camping Spots Along Highway 395

Highway 395, the scenic road which gives you access to the Eastern Sierra, stretches from Palm Springs to Mount Shasta. This old trade route has now become the land o...

5 Easy Steps To Make Ceviche While Beach Camping

Heading to the beach to escape the cold, in search of the best mix of surf swells, or for all around fun? I’ve been heading down to Baja during the winter for most my ...

How To Pack For Backpacking

The time has come to pack your backpack, hit the trail, and sleep in the dirt. Backpacking is an adventure combining hiking with backcountry camping, so be ready for a...

Shredding the Stigma with Go4Graham

Will Stingley started Go4Graham with a simple mission to honor his brother by normalizing conversations about mental health in the outdoors.