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Montbell Mirage Down Parka Review

Montbell Mirage Down Parka Review

The Montbell Mirage Parka is an ultralight 900 fill power hooded down jacket, perfect for winter hiking or backpacking trips when you want to get warm fast and stay warm. Weighing just 14.4 oz in a size men’s XL, this jacket is loaded with features from box baffles to a …

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Best Lightweight Backpacking Gifts for 2018

10 Non-Essentials Backpacking Gifts

The biggest benefit of lightweight backpacking gear is that you can add a few luxury items back in without having to worry so much about the extra weight. So, after you’ve cut your toothbrush in half and removed all of the tags from your clothing, here are some lightweight backpack …

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10 Best Snowshoes for Winter Hiking in 2018-2019

10 Best Snowshoes for Winter Hiking

For serious winter snowshoeing over hiking trails and in the backcountry, you’ll want a winter hiking snowshoe that is durable, with aggressive crampons for traction, and a secure binding system that locks your boots to the snowshoes. If you’re interested in getting off the grid and snowshoeing through steep terrain …

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KEEN Durand Polar Winter Hiking Boots Review

KEEN Durand Polar Winter Hiking Boot Review

The KEEN Durand Polar is a waterproof winter hiking boot with 400 grams on insulation that’s rated for temperatures down to -40F below zero. If you’re new to winter hiking, you’re going to want to wear a waterproof and insulated boot like the Durand Polar instead of an uninsulated or leather …

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