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Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Winter Hiking Boots Review

Vasque Coldspark Insulated Winter Boots

Vasque Coldspark UltraDry Boots are waterproof winter hiking boots with the nimble spirit of trail running shoes. Lightweight, with a flared heel and good rocker, you can hike fast in these boots when you want to make time. Insulated with 200 grams of Thinsulate, the Coldsparks are designed for hiking and …

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The Winter Sleeping Bag FAQ: Practical Advice for Winter Backpackers

Winter sleeping bags have specialized features that help prevent heat loss in colder temperatures.

Winter sleeping bags are expensive. This FAQ provides answers to question about winter sleeping bags that you probably haven't thought about, but that can make or break a purchase. Learn about how winter sleeping bag temperature ratings are different from three season sleeping bags, key feature requirements, and differences in male and female insulation needs.

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Amok Equipment Draumr 3.0 Hammock System Review

The Amok Draumr 3.0 Hammock is oriented at a 90 degree angle to its suspension system.

The Amok Draumr 3.0 Complete (MSRP $399) is an ingenious hammock shelter system that includes a hammock, tarp, and a complete suspension system, including tree straps, carabiners, reflective cordage, and tent stakes for staking out the tarp. Its signature feature is that its suspension is attached to the sides of the hammock …

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