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Outdoor Vitals ShadowLight 60 Ultralight Backpack Review

Outdoor Vitals ShadowLight 60 Backpack Review

The Outdoor Vitals ShadowLight 60 is a 31.5 oz ultralight-style backpack pack designed for multi-day backpacking and thru-hiking. It’s a rolltop backpack made with Robic nylon ripstop (details below) with an unusual external pocket system and a front zipper so you can access gear in the pack without unrolling the …

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Kuhl Renegade Cargo Convertible Hiking Pants Review

Kuhl Renegade Cargo Convertible Hiking Pants Review

KUHL Renegade Cargo Convertible Pants are great for hiking, backpacking, and outdoor recreation because you can unzip and remove the lower legs if you start to overheat. They’re made with a super comfortable softshell-like fabric called Duralux which combination of nylon and spandex. They have six pockets, boot zips, a …

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Can You Resole Hiking Boots?

Can You Resole Hiking Boots?

Some hiking boots can be resoled, but the vast majority of modern backpacking and hiking boots, hiking mids, trail shoes, and trail runners have to be thrown out when you wear out the soles because they can’t be replaced. With all the focus on sustainability these days, it’s a wonder …

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10 Best Trekking Poles for Hiking and Backpacking of 2021

10 Best Trekking Pole

Trekking poles provide many benefits to hikers and backpackers from added stability and balance on rough trails to less wear and tear on knees and hips, especially when hiking downhill. The most popular trekking poles used by hikers and backpacks are adjustable in length, with a clamp-style lever lock adjustment …

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10 Best Freestanding Tents of 2020

10 Best Freestanding Tents

Freestanding tents are the holy grail of backpacking and mountaineering tents because they can be set up quickly just about anywhere, on wooden tent platforms, rock, sand, snow, and even climber’s portaledges, without having to be staked to the ground first. Most freestanding tents are wedge or dome-shaped, making them highly …

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10 Best Sleeping Bags for Women in 2020

10 Best Women’s Sleeping Bags

Sleeping bags are still the most popular nighttime insulation option with female backpackers because they’re warmer in cold, damp, or drafty weather, especially below freezing. While mummy sleeping bag designs still prevail, there’s a lot more variety in the types of sleeping bags that have become available in the past …

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10 Best Backpacking Sporks of 2018

10 Best Backpacking Sporks of 2018

Sporks are one of the backpacking industry’s greatest inventions. It’s a wonder that they’re not more widely used since having multifunction utensils would be such a great way to cut down on the plastic utensils polluting our oceans and urban landscape. Perhaps more amazing, is the amount of creativity and design …

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