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REI Adventure Pants

I bought two pairs of REI Adventure pants recently and they’ve become an indispensable part of my wardrobe for both work and outdoor activities such as day hiking and backpacking. A size 38 x 32 weighs just 13.5 oz. These pants are 100% nylon. They dry quickly after washing and …

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Ultralight Gear Manufacturers and Customer Service

One of the best things about owning ultralight backpacking gear is the incredible level of customer service that you receive from the small cottage industry of gear manufacturers that make this type of equipment. If you need advice or your gear needs to be repaired, these manufacturers are easy to …

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Long Trail Gear List: Section Six

Here’s the gear list for my last major section hike of The Long Trail, a 4-day, 50 mile backpack from Johnson, VT to the Canadian Border. This gear list weighs a bit more than those from my late spring and summer hikes because the weather up north is getting a …

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Long Trail Backpacking Gear List: Section 3

I’ve got another section hike coming up on the Long Trail and I’ve made a few changes to my gear list. This next section will be a 4 day trip covering slightly over 47 miles over much more difficult terrain. After this section, I will have hiked close to 50% …

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