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Decathlon Forclaz Trek 100 23F Down Packable Puffer Review

Decathlon Fortrez Trek 100 Down Jacket Review

The Decathlon Forclaz Trek 100, 23F Degree Down Packable Puffer Backpacking Jacket ($80) is a no-frills hooded down jacket designed for use as a lightweight three-season insulation layer when camping or during hiking and backpacking rest stops to avoid becoming chilled. Insulated …

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Sea-to-Summit Etherlight XT Extreme Sleeping Pad Review

Sea-to-Summit Ether Light XT Extreme Sleeping Pad Review

The Sea-to-Summit Ether Light XT Extreme Sleeping Pad is an insulated inflatable sleeping pad that is 4″ thick and has an R-value of 6.2 making it suitable for cold weather backpacking and camping use. Weighing 25.6 oz, it’s the winter version of …

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Lightweight Backpacking: What is the Big 4?

Lightweight backpacking - what is the big 4?

The goal of lightweight backpacking is to reduce the amount of gear weight you carry on backpacking trips without compromising on comfort and safety. The best way to approach this is to weigh your existing gear on a postal or kitchen scale …

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10 Best Snowshoes for Winter Hiking of 2021-2022

10 best snowshoes for winter hiking

For winter snowshoeing on hiking trails and in the backcountry, you want a winter hiking snowshoe that is durable, with aggressive crampons for traction and a secure binding system that locks your boots to the snowshoes. If you’re interested in getting off …

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