Gear Reviews

Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie Review

The Outdoor Research Echo Hoodie is a lightweight breathable hoodie with a UPF of 15 which provides a moderate level of sun protection. It’s intended for use in hot weather during high exertion activities such as hiking and trail running. While it …

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Range Meal Bar Review

Range Meal Bar Review

Range Meals Bars are highly caloric and flavorful meal replacement bars for easy sustenance during calorie-intensive outdoor pursuits. Packing a walloping 700 calories (5.7 oz), these bars contain gluten-free and non-GMO ingredients, ideal for people who have dietary restrictions or want to …

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Sea to Summit Cinder Quilt Review

Sea to Summit Cinder 50 Quilt Review

The Sea to Summit Cinder Down Quilt is a summer-weight ultralight quilt rated to 50 degrees Fahrenheit that weighs just over a pound. It’s made with water-resistant 750+ fill RDS certified down, has sewn-through baffles, and can open up completely flat into …

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Helinox Chair Zero Review

Helinox Chair Zero Review

The Helinox Chair Zero is a lightweight portable backpacking chair that weighs 17 oz and packs up surprisingly small. Before I bought it, I never thought I’d use it on a backpacking trip because I didn’t want to carry the extra weight. …

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Alpacka Classic Packraft Review

Alpacka Classic Packraft Review

The Alpacka Classic is the latest iteration of Alpacka’s original packraft and is still one of the best all-around boats. It weighs between 5.5 and 5.8 lbs in an open configuration which is respectably light for a boat of its size that’s …

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Sea to Summit Alto TR1 Tent Review

The Sea to Summit Alto Tr1 is a one-person semi-freestanding double-wall tent that is lightweight and easy to pitch in tight spots. It has a single side door and vestibule that’s large enough to hold your pack without compromising access and is …

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