Gear Reviews

Cold Cold World Valdez 40L Backpack Review

Cold Cold World Valdez Backpack Review

The Cold Cold World Valdez is a 40L alpine backpack that’s great for winter day hiking, climbing, and ski touring. Weighing just 2 lbs 2 oz, it’s lower volume than Cold Cold World’s overnight and multiday alpine packs but still loaded with winter features from ski straps, dual ice ax …

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Frogg Toggs Xtreme Lite Rain Jacket Review

Frogg Toggs Rain Jacket Review

The Frogg Toggs Xtreme Lite Rain Jacket is an inexpensive and durable rain jacket with a fully adjustable hood, zippered side pockets, velcro wrist closures, and a cord-adjustable waist. This well-fitting jacket is a great waterproof and windproof layer with fully-taped seams to keep the rain out. Priced at an …

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Warbonnet Diamondback Quilt Review

Warbonnet Diamondback Quilt Review

The Warbonnet Diamondback Quilt (stock model, sewn footbox, 0 degree model) is a very lofty quilt for use either in hammocks or on the ground. It has a 15D shell and liner, comes in a number of sizes, and several color configurations. With 19.36 oz of 850-fill down inside, it …

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Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 Tent Review

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 is a two person dome style tent with two side doors for convenient entry and exit.

The Big Agnes Copper Spur HV UL 2 is the latest generation in the ultralight Copper Spur line of tents, boasting increased interior volume and livability by integrating steeper sides walls into the inner tent. The result is an outstanding balance of comfort and function in what I consider one of …

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Hanchor Marl 55L Backpack Review

Hanchor Marl Backpack Review

The Hanchor Marl Backpack is a 55L backpack that weighs 2 lbs 5.5 oz and includes load lifters. It is constructed primarily of X-Pac VX21 and comes in four different torso lengths and four different hip belt sizes. At $308, including international shipping to the United States, the Marl is …

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