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ULA CDT Backpack Review

The ULA CDT has a stretch mesh rear pocket and large side water bottle pockets. It's available with a draw string top closure or a roll top

The ULA CDT is a frameless backpack designed for ultralight backpacking, day hiking, and travel with a manufacturer maximum recommended load of 18 pounds or less. Weighing 19 to 24 ounces(with optional pockets), it’s a streamlined backpack with limited closed storage (36 liters in the main bag+extension collar/54 liters total). While the …

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Gossamer Gear Backpacks: How to Choose

Gossamer Gear Backpacks - How to Choose

If you’ve never purchased an ultralight backpack before, it can be challenging to figure out which Gossamer Gear backpack is right for you. Here are some tips to help you with the selection process.  Gossamer Gear Mariposa 60L – unisex The Mariposa 60 Lightweight Backpack is the highest volume backpack that …

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ULA Catalyst Backpack Review

The Catalyst is a bomber backpack perfect for backpacking in spring conditions when you need to carry your winter gear and your summer gear at the same time.

The ULA Catalyst Backpack is the largest volume backpack in ULA’s line of ultralight style packs with over 75 liters of volume. Weighing 44 -48 ounces (depending on configuration), it’s a durable backpack that can carry an enormous amount gear and food, packed inside its main compartment or lashed to the …

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REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent Review

The REI Quarter Dome 2 is a spacious two person tent that's lightweight enough for comfortable backpacking

The REI Quarter Dome 2 Person Tent ($349) is a lightweight backpacking tent with two doors that weighs 3 pounds 4.4 ounces. Newly redesigned, the Quarter Dome 2 sports a number of desirable features including much enlarged side vestibules, more vertical walls, and higher ceilings above the head and foot ends …

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Backpack Light 50L Review

With a max volume of 50L, the Backpack Light 50L can carry big loads.

The Backpack Light 50L ($149) is a frameless ultralight style backpack weighing 34.5 oz (L) sold by My Trail Company, which has started manufacturing the same backpacks and tents that GoLite sold before it went bankrupt in 2014. The Backpack Light 50L reviewed here is virtually identical to the Golite Jam …

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