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The Pack's global editorial team is dedicated to bringing you the news, inspiration and advice from the outside world. Because we're passionate about the trail and everything that happens on it.

Products
March 31, 2015

What’s Inside A Hiking Shoe?

By: The Pack Team
So many adventures, so little time … so many hiking boot choices! Let our experience guide you to find your ideal hiking shoe to do what you love outside. More
People
March 27, 2015

#trailporn week 39

By: The Pack Team
People
March 20, 2015

#trailporn week 38

By: The Pack Team
Our fans take fantastic photos of their adventures, and we love to celebrate their talents. Here's the best trailporn from the week gone by. More
How to
March 20, 2015

How to Hike on the Cheap

By: The Pack Team
Mark Brightwell shares his advice on how it is absolutely not necessary to break the bank in order to get out exploring! More
Listen to Mark Brightwell and experience Via Ferrata to reach the home of eagles and rock climbers! More
People
March 13, 2015

#trailporn week 37

By: The Pack Team
Products
March 11, 2015

Hoof Inspired

By: The Pack Team
Designer Julie St-Louis Finds the Mountain Goat as her Muse for the new Capra boot! More
Whatever your adventure, Mark Brightwell helps you work out which mountain hut is right for you! More
People
March 6, 2015

#trailporn week 36

By: The Pack Team
As the Merrell Capra shoe is launched, this is a video that captures the essence and joy of being in the mountains. More
People
February 27, 2015

#trailporn week 35

By: The Pack Team
Just a day until the weekend, and all the outdoor fun you can hope for. In the meantime, here's the kind of spectacular views you can expect, courtesy our our Instagram fans. More
It's not just gnarly Everest pioneers who have to worry about Altitude sickness. Any mountain over 2,500m high, which includes many in the Alps for a start, requires special treatment and preparations. Mark Mayne shares his top tips. More
Culture
February 24, 2015

Beer blazers

By: The Pack Team
Trails and Beers – we can’t think of a better match. Follow the trail to find your perfect Founders Brewing Co beer for the trail. More
People
February 20, 2015

#trailporn week 34

By: The Pack Team
People
February 13, 2015

#trailporn week 33

By: The Pack Team
It's nearly the weekend, so time to get inspired for all the possibilities waiting for you outside when you clock off today. Here's the best photos from our Instagram fans over the past week. More
Places
February 9, 2015

World's Best Hikes Revealed

By: The Pack Team
One day your life will flash before your eyes. Here's how to make sure it's worth watching. We've pulled together the ultimate guide to the world's most amazing trails. More
Debuting at the Sundance Festival, Merrell launches an immersive virtual journey in Oculus Rift that transports you to a thrilling hike in the Italian Alps where you scramble along treacherous rock ledges and navigate a wood suspension bridge between peaks. More
Here are some of our favourite hiking and trail shots from the competition. So put on your hiking shoes, grab your camera and get your snap for next year! Or the next #trailporn. More
People
February 6, 2015

#trailporn week 32

By: The Pack Team
Another Friday, another dose of #trailporn from our Instagram fans. And it looks, for some, like the snow is finally thawing... More
Culture
February 4, 2015

The 5 Stages of You vs the cold

By: The Pack Team
Family adventure expert, Tim Meek, gives us his unique take on creating the ultimate outdoor adventures for the small people in your pack. More
People
January 30, 2015

#trailporn week 31

By: The Pack Team
Nutrition
January 27, 2015

5 Best Trail Bar Recipes

By: The Pack Team
Whip up some tasty trail bar treats to keep you energised on the trail. Let us know your favourites! More
People
January 23, 2015

#trailporn week 30

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, so time for more #trailporn from our Instagram fans. Remember, if you want to be included in the mix, just take amazing trail photography, upload it to Instagram, and use both of the hashtags #trailporn and #merrell. More
Getting your head around navigation will not only allow you to explore the world but it will also allow you to find your way back home. More
People
January 16, 2015

#trailporn week 29

By: The Pack Team
Gear
January 14, 2015

Winter-busting gear

By: The Pack Team
We've hit the conceptual January sales to bring you an awesome selection of winter-busting gear that'll make anything from training in the dark to your daily commute better, warmer and happier! More
Take your photography skills to the next level with the latest outdoor camera equipment, from rugged smartphone cases to tools to post videos on Instagram. More
Discover iPhone film apps and accessories to turn a mediocre video on the trail into a true masterpiece. With a video rig and our tips you’ll be all set! More
Stop guessing how far you ran, how many steps you took, or what your heart rate is. This list of wearable fitness technology is great for exercise tracking. More
People
January 1, 2015

Alpha New Year Resolutions

By: The Pack Team
Read goals for 2015 that Merrell’s Alphas have shared for the New Year. Their healthy new year’s resolutions include specific training and adventure. More
Products
December 29, 2014

Merrell Executive’s Top Gear Picks

By: The Pack Team
Have you ever wondered what Merrell gear might suit you best? Read on to see what Merrell products our executives picked as their favorites. More
Pack Stories
December 28, 2014

Make room for the unknown

By: The Pack Team
How we battled the intense Icelandic weather and confronted the wonder of the unknown while hiking in Iceland. Make room for the unknown in your life despite what weather comes your way. More
Products
December 28, 2014

Chocolate GORP and Backpacking Boots

By: The Pack Team
Strong, enduring & durably constructed, the new backpacking-grade hiking boots from Merrell are perfect for any wilderness adventure. Check out the new Crestbound hiking boots with this backpacking gear review. More
With 28 weeks of #trailporn in 2014, we've certainly had our fill of amazing shots from our Instagram fans... More
People
December 24, 2014

2015 Adventure Bucket List

By: The Pack Team
Check out our 2015 trail running, camping and other adventure bucket list items. The Merrell Pack puts together a 2015 bucket list of their top adventure choices. More
People
December 19, 2014

#trailporn week 28

By: The Pack Team
Hard to believe we've been running our #trailporn segment - where we celebrate our Instagram fans' love of the outdoors through their adventure photos - has been going for 28 weeks! More
Products
December 18, 2014

Essential Outdoor Gear

By: The Pack Team
Our Alpha Pack members share their most essential outdoor gear – the stuff they couldn’t go out without. Get some outdoor gift ideas for you or a friend with this list of the best outdoor gear. More
Products
December 16, 2014

Free shipping for the holidays

By: The Pack Team
Looking for that perfect holiday gift for the outdoors person in your life, but don't want to brace the shopping panic that fills December on the high street? Well good news, because Merrell.com has free shipping on all orders for the holiday season! More
People
December 12, 2014

#trailporn week 27

By: The Pack Team
People
December 5, 2014

#trailporn week 26

By: The Pack Team
Another week, more #trailporn from our fans on Instagram. If you want to be featured, just take your best trail photos, and upload with the #merrell and #trailporn tags, and we'll find 'em! More
People
November 28, 2014

#trailporn Week 25

By: The Pack Team
Another week, more #trailporn from our fans on Instagram. If you want to be featured, just take your best trail photos, and upload with the #merrell and #trailporn tags, and we'll find 'em! More
People
November 21, 2014

#trailporn week 23

By: The Pack Team
Another Friday, and a lot more #trailporn for you to enjoy. A lot of great snaps this week, including some new faces... More
People
November 14, 2014

#trailporn week 22

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday people, and for those about to brave the trail this winter weekend, be sure to take a camera, and you too could feature on this page! Just tag your photos with #merrell and #trailporn on Instagram. Here's this week's trailporn snaps... More
People
November 7, 2014

#trailporn week 21

By: The Pack Team
It's Friday, everyone, so time to celebrate our brilliant Instagram fans' trail adventures in photographic form. Nearly the weekend, so you can join them... More