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Superfeet HUNT Merino Wool Insoles Revew

Superfeet Hunt Wool Insoles Review

When I started winter hiking I had problems with cold feet. As a newbie, I’d bought Merrell winter boots with 200 grams of insulation.  I tried some tricks like putting aluminum foil and mylar under my insoles in the hope of reflecting more heat back to my feet, but that didn’t …

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10 Best Backpacking Water Filters and Treatment Systems of 2019

10 Best Backpacking Water Filters and Purification Systems

What are the best water filter and purification treatment systems used by backpackers? We asked backpackers whether they preferred squeeze-style water filters, pump water filters, gravity filter systems, chemical purification or purification using an ultraviolet light. We surveyed 1275 hikers in 2019 to ask them what water filters and treat methods …

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Nitecore NU32 Rechargeable Headlamp Review

Nitecore NU32 Headlamp Review

The Nitecore NU32 is a high powered (max 550 lumens) rechargeable headlamp with white and red lightning modes. It has two control buttons and fairly straightforward control logic, that cycles through its different options so you can actually remember how to use it in the field. But the feature I …

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When Do You Need to Carry Snowshoes for Winter Hikes?

When do you need to carry snowshoes on a winter hike?

Snowshoes are heavy, weighing between four and five pounds a pair, so most winter hikers are happy when they don’t have to carry them on a winter hike. But how can you tell when they won’t be needed? This is a question that vexes many winter hikers. When you add up …

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Oboz Sawtooth II Low Hiking Shoes Review

Oboz Sawtooth II Low Hiking Shoes Review

Oboz Sawtooth II Low Hiking Shoes are ventilated, non-waterproof shoes for hikers and backpackers who want shoes that are lighter weight and less constricting than hiking boots, but are more stable and protective than trail running shoes. While they look similar to Merrell Moab 2 Low Vent Hiking Shoes and …

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