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Six Moon Designs Flight 30 Ultra Running Pack Review

Six Moon Designs Flight 30 Ultra Running Pack Review

The Six Moon Designs Flight 30 Ultra Running Pack is a 30L frameless backpack that is made for runners and ultralight backpackers. It has a lightweight body-hugging pack that is great for fastpacking, as there is very little bounce once it’s loaded …

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Kelty Galactic 30 Hoodless Sleeping Bag Review

Kelty Galactic 30 Sleeping Bag Review

The Kelty Galactic 30 is a hoodless rectangular sleeping bag that compresses down to a surprisingly compact size. It is insulated with water-resistant DriDown with a full-length side zipper, which also makes it possible to combine two bags to create a double. I’ve …

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NEMO Dragonfly 2 Person Tent Review

NEMO Dragonfly 2 Tent Review

The NEMO Dragonfly 2 Person Tent is a lightweight (2 pounds, 10 ounces) tent with fantastic ventilation, large vestibules, and a convenient gear loft. It’s quick to set up and a trustworthy shelter in wind and rain. It’s cozy with two people …

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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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10 Best Snowshoes for Winter Hiking in 2020-2021

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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10 Best Backpacking Tents of 2020

10 Best Backpacking Tents

There are so many great one-person and two-person backpacking tents available today, that choosing between them has become one of the biggest challenges faced by many backpackers. For example, improved tent fabrics and lighter weight tent poles have reduced the weight of …

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10 Best Kid’s Sleeping Bags and Quilts

10 Best Kids Sleeping Bags and Quilts

Kids aren’t just miniature adults, so purchasing a child’s sleeping bag or quilt isn’t just a matter of purchasing a miniature version of an adult sleeping bag. A kid’s attitude is also far more dependent on getting a good night’s sleep than …

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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 …

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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 …

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