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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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Backpacking Rain Pants: How to Choose

Rain Pants will keep you warmer in cool weather when hiking in torrential rain. Forget about staying dry though.

Backpacking rain pants are designed to keep you warm when you’re hiking in rain, snow, or a cold breeze. They do this by trapping your body heat and by preventing cold precipitation, rain, or wind from stripping it away. While it’d be great if they also kept you dry in …

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Top 10 Backpacker Recommended Water Filter and Treatment Systems – 2017

Top 10 Backpacker Recommended Water Filter and Treatment Systems

What are the best water filter and purification treatment systems used by backpackers? We asked 565 backpackers whether they preferred filter-based systems, pump water filters, gravity filter systems, chemical purification or purification using an ultraviolet light. Here are their top 10 picks. 1. Sawyer Mini Water Filter System 2. Sawyer Squeeze Water …

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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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