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Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters – Long Term Review

When you’re hiking through snow, gaiters are an essential piece of gear because they help keep your socks dry. Outdoor Research Crocodile Gaiters are so-called because they’re built tough like the skin of the animal. Toughness is important, especially around the ankles when wearing crampons, which can slice up your gaiters and even …

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OTB Odhin & Abyss Water Boots

  I've been testing hiking boots since January to try to find a pair that dry quickly in wet conditions, but still feel more like boots than trail runners. So far, Inov8's Roclite 370s and Keen's Targhee Mid II's haven't proven satisfactory for me, so I've been searching far and …

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Winter Backpacking Gear List

Winter Backpacking Is Expensive Over the past few months, I’ve been slowly testing and accumulating all of the gear necessary for winter backpacking and climbing, primarily in the White Mountains of New Hampshire, which are less than a 3 hour drive from my home. This winter, I’ve been mainly doing …

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Gear List: Long Trail Section Two

I made a lot of changes to my gear list on my last Long Trail section hike from Clarendon Gorge to Bromley Mountain, particularly around my sleep system, changing from a hammock to a tarp tent. Despite some condensation issues with the tent in high humidity conditions, I'm going to …

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