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Big Agnes Sidewinder SL 35 Sleeping Bag Review

Big Agnes Sidewinder SL 35 Sleeping Bag review

The Big Agnes Sidewinder SL 35 is a new type of sleeping bag designed for side sleepers and so-called rotisserie sleepers that roll around and change positions when they sleep. Instead of a mummy hood and draft collar, the Sidewinder has a …

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Sea to Summit Alto TR1 Tent Review

The Sea to Summit Alto Tr1 is a one-person semi-freestanding double-wall tent that is lightweight and easy to pitch in tight spots. It has a single side door and vestibule that’s large enough to hold your pack without compromising access and is …

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UCO Flatpack Mini Grill and Firepit Review

UCO Flatpack Mini Grill Review

The UCO Flatpack Mini Portable Grill and its bigger brother, the UCO Flatpack Portable Grill and Firepit are stainless steel grills that fold flat when not in use. While I’ve tried a bunch of these small grills in the past without much …

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Sea to Summit Flame Fm IV 15 Sleeping Bag Review

Sea to Summit Flame Fm IV 15 Sleeping Bag Review

The Sea to Summit Flame Fm IV 15 Degree Sleeping Bag is an exceptionally warm lightweight sleeping bag designed for women who care about both low pack weight and comfort. Because I chill easily by nature and sleep cold no matter what …

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10 Best Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes of 2021

10 Best Hiking Boots and Trail Shoes

While there are hundreds of hiking boots, trail shoes, and trail runners available, most hikers and backpackers choose from a small set of common makes and models. Preferences vary widely, however, and some hikers like waterproof mids and boots, while others prefer …

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10 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tarps of 2021

10 Best Ultralight Backpacking Tarps

Backpacking tarps are a great camping option if you want to reduce your backpacking gear weight while experiencing a deeper connection to the outdoors by sleeping under a shelter without walls. Backpacking tarps come in two basic flavors: shaped/catenary cut tarps that …

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10 Best Four Season Winter Tents of 2021

10 Best Four Season Tents Gear Guide

Four-season tents for mountaineering, winter backpacking, and backcountry skiing tours need to be a good deal stronger than regular three season tents if you are camping in exposed windy terrain that is subject to heavy snow loads. The strongest and most wind-resistant …

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10 Best Down Winter Sleeping Bags for 2021

10 Best Winter Sleeping Bags for Backpacking

The most important attributes of a down sleeping bag for winter camping and backpacking are high-value insulation, compressibility, low weight, and ample interior space, so you ample room to store gear and water in your sleeping bag, so it doesn’t freeze overnight. …

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10 Best Winter Hiking Boots of 2021

10 Best Winter Hiking Boots

Winter hiking boots have evolved tremendously over the past 10 years and are now lighter weight and more comfortable than ever before. Gone are the days when you needed to choose between military surplus boots, plastic mountaineering boots, or heavy pac boots …

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