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Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 40 Backpack Review

Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 40 Backpack Review

The Hyperlite Mountain Gear Unbound 40 Backpack is an ultralight backpack weighing 30.1 oz (853g) made with Dyneema DCF. Design-wise, it’s a pretty radical departure from Hyperlite’s past backpacks with large side pockets, a redesigned and replaceable hip belt, the use of …

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10 Best Men’s Hiking Pants of 2024

10 Best Men’s Hiking Pants

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

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Rab Xenair Alpine Light Insulated Jacket Review

Rab Xenair Alpine Light Jacket Review

The Rab Xenair Alpine Light Insulated Jacket is a synthetic insulated jacket with a hood, chest pocket, and hand warmer pockets. It has body-mapped insulation: more on the torso and less along the sides for better thermo-regulation when active. I’ve been using …

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Silky Saw’s BIGBOY Folding Saw Review

The Silky Bigboy cuts through dead wood like butter.

Silky saws are an amazingly versatile tool for a backpacker or camper to carry in woodland terrain, both for trail maintenance and for cutting firewood. After experimenting this winter with the smaller Silk GOMBOY, which is quite lightweight and suitable for backpacking, …

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