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Stanley Adventure Camp Cookset Review

Stanley Adventure Camp Cookset Review

The Stanley Adventure Camp Cookset is an inexpensive 24 fluid oz camp cookset that can be used to form the basis of a nice compact backpacking stove system. The unit includes a stainless steel cook pot with a collapsible handle that locks …

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Six Moon Designs Minimalist V2 Backpack Review

The Six Moon Designs Minimalist V2 Backpack Review

The Six Moon Designs Minimalist V2 is a fully-featured, high volume, comfortable, and overbuilt backpack marketed for thru-hiking. It’s a good pack, but its name is misleading because nothing about this pack is minimal. There are 15 external storage pockets (including 8 …

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NEMO Quasar 3D Sleeping Pad Review

NEMO Quasar 3D Sleeping Pad Review

The NEMO Quasar 3D Sleeping Pad (regular, non-insulated) is an inflatable sleeping pad with body-mapped baffles that are designed to gently prevent you from rolling off the pad at night. When inflated, it provides three and a half inches of luxurious support, …

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10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents Under $250

10 Best Budget Backpacking Tents under $250

It seems like backpacking tents are getting more and more expensive, especially ultralight tents made with specialty fabrics. But take heart. There are still plenty of good values and bargain tents available if you know what to look for. Here are our …

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10 Best Hiking Daypacks of 2021

10 Best Hiking Daypacks

The best hiking daypacks are functional, fit well, and durable. They have to be because they’re your home away from home, carrying all of your essentials including outdoor gear, food, water, and survival gear. Many daypacks are also good for multiple sports …

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10 Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

10 Best Backpacking Stoves of 2021

Backpacking stoves fall into three popular categories: isobutane canister stoves which are best for solo cooking and short trips, alcohol stoves which are best for ultralight backpacking and thru-hiking, and liquid fuel stoves which are best for group cooking, cold weather use, …

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10 Best Hiking Pants of 2021

10 Best Hiking Pants

Hiking pants are an important piece of hiking gear but one that we often take for granted. They have to be highly breathable and quick-drying, easy to vent when you get too hot, but warm when the temperature drops. Fit, freedom of …

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10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads of 2021

10 Best Backpacking Sleeping Pads

An insulating sleeping pad is a must-have for backpackers who sleep on the ground in tents and under tarp shelters to prevent body heat loss to the ground. The best backpacking sleeping pads are air mattresses or foam pads because they’re lightweight …

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10 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents of 2021

10 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tents

Ultralight backpacking tents are a good option when you’re trying to reduce the weight of your backpacking gear but you’re unwilling to give up the comfort of a tent and sleep under a tarp without insect protection. The lightest weight ultralight backpacking …

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10 Best Kids Backpacking Packs for 2021

10 Best Backpacks for Kids

Buying a kid’s backpack is very different from buying an adult backpack because kids have smaller physical proportions. They also grow very quickly so you want to make sure that you purchase a backpack that can be adjusted over time. In addition …

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