Partners/Sponsors

Justin and Patrice have teamed up with some of the biggest brands in the outdoor industry.
Here's a list their gear partners and history working with them. 

http://www.backpackerspantry.com/
Even though Justin and Patrice have hiked thousands of miles, they are lazy at camp. Who wants to do more than boil water after hiking all day? On all their thru hikes, Justin and Patrice relied on dehydrated meals. They even brought 76 Backpacker Pantry meals through New Zealand customs for their Te Araroa thru hike!!! 
https://www.bigagnes.com/





Justin and Patrice have called the Big Agnes Cooper Spur UL2 tent home since it launched in 2011, in time for their Appalachian Trail thru hike. The Cooper Spur has been updated several times, and it just keeps getting better. They've lost count, but they've slept in the Copper Spur at least 300 nights. The couple can also be found wearing Shovelhead jackets, dri down poof jackets launched by the company in 2013. 
https://www.cloudlineapparel.com/

Justin and Patrice did not discover CloudLine socks until 2016. The Seattle-based company is young and their socks are manufactured in the USA with imported merino wool. The couple wears them for all their adventures--winter and summer. They even wear their compression socks (no more blood clots!). 

http://gregorypacks.com



Fans of Gregory since 2010, the couple have multiple go-to packs, depending on the adventure. For their long-distance hikes, Justin typically carries all his gear in Gregory's Baltoro 65L pack, while Patrice loves her Deva 60L pack. These were the packs they brought on their Appalachian Trail and Te Araroa thru hikes. 




http://www.gsioutdoors.com


Justin and Patrice have partnered with GSI since 2013, using their cookware in the backcountry and on the road. On Te Araroa, they used GSI Outdoor's Halulite Microdualist integrated cook system, with a 1.4L alloy cook pot, bowls and cups. Justin personal favorite GSI product: the Kung Foon. 

http://www.helinox.com/
Helinox makes trekking poles. While Justin has always used trekking poles while hiking, Patrice was late to the game. She now realizes how much pressure they take off the aging knees and how they are crucial for river crossing and steep uphills, much of which they experienced in New Zealand. 
http://us.hi-tec.com


Again since 2013, Hi-Tec has provided footwear for the couple. Patrice wore Hi-Tec's Ohio Waterproof Boots and Justin wore their Altitude Trek Low Waterproofs on Te Araroa. At camp, Justin switched to the Hi-Tec Rio Adventures and Patrice will switch to the Zuuks Lite. 


http://www.princetontec.com
Princeton Tec lights up all their adventures. On Te Araroa, they used the Vizz headlamp which has 165 lumens and last up to 150 hours on a single set of batteries. Off trail, they love the Helix lanterns. 

http://sawyer.com
The couple has always relied on Sawyer for their water filtration system, stay-put sunscreen and repellent in the form of permethrin and maxi-deet, as well as personal first aid kits.

http://www.superfeet.com
Justin and Patrice have been fans of Superfeet since their 2011 thru hike, upgrading all their shoes, winter and summer. Favorite insoles: Carbon, Berry, Merino and Red Hots.

http://www.cascadedesigns.com/Therm-A-Rest?


Justin and Patrice have partnered with Therm-a-Rest for their entire sleep systems since 2013. On Te Araroa, Patrice slept in the Antares HD 20-degree sleeping bag, while Justin opted for the Auriga 35 degree 750 fill down blanket. They both took the Neo Air Xlite pads.