Category Archives: EcoGear Travels

10 Best Hiking Spots in the United States

Hiking is one of the best ways to escape from civilization for a while and just explore. Especially if you love the serene feeling of nature, finding a perfect hiking destination is a must. Whether you’re already planning your next hiking trip or just want to scope out some locations for the future, here are 10 breathtaking hiking spots in the United States (in no particular order because they’re all great!)

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The EcoGear Roadtrip Experience

In the summer of 2017, we sent two photographers from Seattle on a journey down the West Coast. Jared and Brandon took our bags to three different cities while enjoying the beautiful sights each location had to offer.

Along with stunning photos, the pair also put together three videos that feature the highlights from each trip. We posted their videos on our blog so check them out!

Portland, OR – video

San Francisco, CA – video

Los Angeles, CA – video

 

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EcoGear Roadtrip 2017 – Los Angeles


Take a roadtrip with EcoGear! Our friends, Jared and Brandon, took EcoGear to 4 amazing cities along the West Coast and showed us some beautiful sights. Check out the video above to see some of them now!

The roadtrip has, sadly, come to an end. What better place to end this West Coast adventure than in sunny Los Angeles, California? Here are Jared’s thoughts about his time in the City of Stars:

To be completely honest, I wasn’t looking forward to exploring Los Angeles that much. All I hear about is the smog, the traffic, and not to mention the hot weather. But, I came away really enjoying my time there. Pacific Park at Santa Monica was a really cool thing to see, but my favorite thing was walking around the city at night. The warm temperatures made it so nice to enjoy the night life around LA, and the sunset we witnessed was even better. I’ll definitely be heading back down sometime soon.

– Jared

Featuring: Bighorn 17 Backpack, Pika Backpack

EcoGear Roadtrip 2017 – San Francisco


Take a roadtrip with EcoGear! Our friends, Jared and Brandon, took EcoGear to 4 amazing cities along the West Coast and showed us some beautiful sights. Check out the video above to see some of them now!

Next stop – San Francisco, California! Our first stop in the Golden State was a trip to remember. Here’s what Jared thought about the city by the bay:

I had plans to go to San Francisco in March, but I just never made it out to the Bay Area with all the other places in California I wanted to visit. That’s why I was so excited for this adventure. My first time in The City was absolutely incredible. From the airport we got off the BART and ascended the stairs straight into a local market, greeted by a man playing a trumpet. We couldn’t have asked for a better way to be introduced to this incredible place. With all the things we wanted to do, we didn’t even get to the Golden Gate Bridge until the sun was setting. Nevertheless, San Francisco quickly stole my heart. I already have plans to go back in the new year.

– Jared

Featuring: Pika Backpack, Darter Backpack, Skipper Hip Pack, Bighorn 17 Backpack, Rolling Dhole Backpack

EcoGear Roadtrip 2017 – Portland


Take a roadtrip with EcoGear! Our friends, Jared and Brandon, took EcoGear to 4 amazing cities along the West Coast and showed us some beautiful sights. Check out the video above to see some of them now!

First stop on our trip is Portland, Oregon. Here’s what Jared thought about his time in one of the coolest, weirdest, hippest cities around:

Growing up in Seattle I’ve always heard of Portland being described as “Seattle’s little brother”. My visit here in September certainly changed that perspective. The waterfront, the bridges, and the food trucks stole my heart very quickly. The people were very friendly, and the public transportation was fantastic. Even while visiting during the Gorge fire and having ash fall on the city, it definitely had me wanting to come back soon.

Jared

Featuring: Pika Backpack, Bighorn 17 Backpack