Gear Reviews

Rab Downpour ECO Rain Jacket Review

Rab Downpour Eco Jacket Review

The Rab Downpour Eco Rain Jacket is an affordable waterproof/breathable rain jacket with many features that will appeal to environmentally conscious hikers. It has an excellent human-sized (non-helmet compatible) hood, pit zips, hipbelt compatible pockets, and velcro wrist cuffs. The entire jacket …

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Outdoor Research Apollo Rain Jacket Review

Outdoor Research Apollo Jacket Review

The Outdoor Research Apollo Jacket is an inexpensive but fully featured waterproof/breathable rain jacket that can be used year-round for hiking and backpacking. Priced at $99 dollars, but often available for less, it compares favorably with other value-priced rain jackets like the …

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Eureka Solitaire AL Tent Review

Eureka Solitaire AL tent Review

The Eureka Solitaire AL is a lightweight single-person bivy style tent that comes with durable aluminum tents poles. Weighing just 2 lbs 10 oz, the Solitaire AL costs $115 and provides backpackers with an interesting alternative to other solo backpacking tents costing …

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Adotec Ab Bag Front Pack Review

Adotec Ab Bag Review

Adotec is a cottage backpacking gear manufacturer located in Canada that specializes in Dyneema front packs that are attached to backpack shoulder straps. The Ab Bag is one of their smaller models and can serve double duty as a fanny pack, but …

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