Staying Safe in the Backcountry

Field Notes

Staying Safe in the Backcountry

Whether you're skiing in the winter or heading out into the backcountry for a hike in the summer, being prepared is always necessary. No matter the season, these 10 pieces of gear could save your life if things go astray in the backcountry. 

The Outdoor Gear Holiday Gift Guide

Whether you're looking for the perfect gift for the thru hiker in your friend group or your kid who is eager to learn how to camp, you've come to the right place. Intr...

The Ultimate Bikepacking Pack List

Want to go backpacking but don't know where to start? Jalen Bazille, a Big Agnes Ambassador and Athlete, let us in on his secret tips and what to pack for a successful bikepacking trip. Continue reading for the inside scoop!

Saying Goodbye to Old Gear

Saying goodbye to an old piece of gear is harder than you'd think. Evan Green took his Seedhouse on one last trip before retiring it to his gear shelf. Repairs can increase the longevity of your tent more than you would think! Read about one of our original tents last trips before being retired for good.

Camping: Bringing Couples Together In the Outdoors

Staring at the stars from inside a tent or reading books from comfy chairs at a campsite are not part of most couples' daily routines.Memories like those are ones that can bind a relationship and break the monotony.

An Ode to the Dirtbags: Tips on Cowboy Camping

This blog goes out to all those whom wear their dilapidated puffy jackets with pride, to those whom embrace the perpetual accumulation of dirt under their fingernails, and to those whose socks stand up on their own free will. While we wear nose plugs to converse with you, we thank you for your years sleeping in the dirt and the wisdom you have shared with us to write this here blog for all those clean-smelling folk whom are just beginning their initiation into the dirty, dirty world of cowboy camping.

Bikepacking the American Cordillera

Back in 2016, our friends Hana Black and Mark Watson set out from Deadhorse, Alaska by bicycle. Their destination was Ushuaia, Argentina, at the bottom tip of South America. Their theme: to follow the American Cordillera, criss-crossing the near contiguous mountain ranges which form the Continental Divide of the Americas, including the, Rocky Mountains, Mexico's Sierra Madre and the entirety of the Andes. 

2023 Bob Swanson Memorial Grant Winner: Peter Consalvi

We are excited to announce our 2023 Bob Swanson Memorial Winner, Peter Consalvi. The Bob Swanson Memorial Grant is dedicated to helping adventurers, explorers and go g...

Introducing Recycled Aluminum Tent Hubs

We are excited to announce an exclusive program with longtime partner DAC, the world’s leading tent pole manufacturer, to use the first of its kind, DAC E1 recycled tent pole hub, containing 25%-30% post-consumer recycled aluminum. The company will integrate the E1 hub into select tent pole sets in 2023 and expand the program significantly in future seasons.

Their Only Portrait

In 2015 Federico “Fede” Cabrera jumped on a bike with some DIY bike bags, his Fly Creek UL2, a camera, and an idea. The goal wasn’t a fastest known time or sweeping landscape photography but something so much more personal.

Introducing The 2023 Big Agnes Ambassador Roster

Big Agnes is excited to announce its team of ambassadors for 2023. The group of ten adventurers embody the brand’s ethos and will be representing Big Agnes across the globe this year.

Breaking Trail For The LGBTQ+ Community

Having never backpacked before, Cal thru hiked the Appalachian Trail in 2018. Four years later, they became the first trans person to Triple Crown.

The Trail To Healing

Three friends set out to understand their physical, mental, and emotional health and how they relate to the cycling industry as men of color. 

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.