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REI Flash 45 Backpack Review

The Flash 45 has two tiers of compression, both diagonal to help pull the load closer to your center of gravity

The REI Flash 45 (2017) is a lightweight backpack with an adjustable, ventilated frame that’s perfect for weekend backpacking trips or more technical day hikes. Weighing just 2 lbs 14 oz in a size L, (a women’s specific version is also available) it’s a surprisingly comfortable and functional backpack capable …

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Platypus Tokul XC 8 Hydration Pack Review

The Platypus Tokul XC 8 Hydration Pack is a great water and load hauler for off-road gravel riding and mountain biking. While it can be used for multiple sports, it’s optimized for cyclists who prefer a hydration pack over water bottles and has plenty of well-organized storage for a pump, …

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Hilleberg Niak Tent Review

The Hilleberg Niak is a lightweight, two person with an inner tent that can be hung under the fly so it doesn't get wet in rainy weather

The Hilleberg Niak is a bomber, 2 person, lightweight tent designed for three-season use in remote wilderness conditions. Weighing 3 lbs. 5 oz. it has a dome style architecture with two cross-poles that slot into sleeves, not clips, making it much more wind and weather worthy than most lightweight and ultralight …

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