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Ultralight Backpacking Gift Guide

Buying ultralight backpacking gifts is difficult if you’re not an ultralight backpacker yourself. So I’ve assembled this list of recommended UL gifts for you because I know they’d be welcomed by any backpacker you gift them to. Tarptent Protrail Trekking Pole Tent The Tarptent Protrail Trekking Pole Tent ($209) is a storm-worthy trekking pole tent […]

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Black Diamond Icon Headlamp

Hiking Headlamps with Locking On-Off Switches

The most important feature on a hiking headlamp is a locking on-off function that prevents the headlamp from accidentally being turned on when not in use. It’s just common sense. Your headlamp won’t do you any good if it gets turned on accidentally inside your backpack and batteries drain. The locking on-off function on a headlamp […]

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Polartec Fleece

Fleece Jacket and Pullover Buyers Guide

Fleece is a synthetic fabric that’s proven ideal for outdoor recreational use because it’s warm, fast drying, and extremely durable. Fleece clothing requires no special care and can be machine washed and dried for years without shrinkage. Stylish and available in many difference colors, fleece pullovers and jackets, hats, gloves, mittens, and hats are still the best multi-purpose and […]

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