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The LL Bean King Pine 4 has a great screened in front vestibule for hanging out in on buggy days.

LL Bean King Pine 4 Tent Review

My wife and I kicked off our car camping season last week with a trip to the Dolly Copp campground at the foot of Mt Madison in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. On this trip, we tried out LL Bean’s King Pine 4 tent, in our seemingly endless quest to find the perfect car […]

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The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL is a hoodless warm weather sleeping bag.

Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL Sleeping Bag Review

The Big Agnes Pitchpine 45 SL is a lightweight hoodless sleeping bag that only weighs 20 ounces. Perfect for summer or lightweight backpacking, the Pitchpine is insulated with highly compressible 850 fill power Downtek treated down which is more resistant to moisture and faster drying than untreated down feathers. The Pitchpine 45 SL is a Big Agnes […]

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The Atmos AG anti-gravity suspension system hugs your back an hips as one unit, providing exceptional load transfer that makes your pack feel lighter because it's working as it should.

Osprey Packs Atmos AG 50 Backpack Review

The Osprey Packs Atmos AG 50 might just be the most comfortable backpack you’ll ever wear. Featuring the new Anti-Gravity ventilated suspension system, this backpack wraps around your upper torso, positioning itself properly on your hips for maximum load transfer and comfort. It’s even adjustable, so you can dial in the torso length and hip […]

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La Sportiva Xplorer Approach Shoes

La Sportiva Xplorer Approach Shoes

Approach shoes, like La Sportiva’s Xplorer, provide an interesting compromise between trail runners, climbing shoes, and more rigid hiking boots that may appeal to hikers looking to down size from heavy boots to a lighter weight hiking shoe without giving up the stability and support of a boot. What are Approach Shoes? Approach shoes are basically […]

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Hyperlight Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack

Hyperlite Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack Review

The Hyperlight Mountain Gear 2400 Southwest Backpack is a 40L pack (with an additional 9.8L of external storage) that is suitable for ultralight backpacking trips, off trail hiking through dense vegetation, or winter day hikes when you need to carry extra clothing layers. Made with Hyperlight Mountain Gear’s (HMG) ultralight blend of polyester and cuben fiber, the pack is […]

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