Gear Reviews

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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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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Slingfin Portal 2P Tent Review

The SlingFin Portal is a highly-livable and lightweight two-person tent with a spacious dome-shaped design that’s ideal for three-season use. But what sets the Portal apart from other tents is its strength and ability to withstand high buffeting winds, with virtually no …

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MSR Guardian Water Purifier Review

MSR Guardian Water Purifier Review

The MSR Guardian is a first-class water purifier that removes viruses, bacteria, protozoa, dirt and silt from backcountry and international water sources. Weighing just 17.3 ounces, the Guardian has a self-cleaning filter that constantly purges itself while you filter water so you …

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Gregory Baltoro 65 Backpack Review (2022)

Gregory Baltoro 2022 Backpack Review

The Gregory Baltoro has long been the Rolls Royce of expedition-sized backpacks, combining superb load-carrying comfort with a highly functional set of pockets, access points, and external attachment options for wilderness backpacking and international trekking (available in 65L and 75L models). While …

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Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Review

Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Review

The Osprey Exos 58 Backpack is one of the most popular backpacks used by thru-hikers and lightweight backpackers because it has a ventilated, suspended mesh back panel that keeps you cooler and drier in warm weather and it weighs under 3 lbs. …

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