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Sleeping Pad Guide

This sleeping pad guide helps you choose the best pad for you. Learn about different types of sleeping pads, R-Value and insulation, and how to patch a pad.

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Sleeping Bags and Backpacking Quilt Guide

The guide goes deep on camping sleeping bags, backpacking sleeping bags, and backpacking quilts. Learn about temperature rating, insulation, features, and more.

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Backpackers Guide to Synthetic Insulated Jackets

Ultimate guide to synthetic insulated jackets, the other puffy. Cheaper, more breathable, and better when wet than down, these jackets are pretty awesome.

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How to Buy Your National Park Pass

Why buy the National Park Pass? Free access to over 2,000 wilderness destinations. It’s worth, it especially if you’re a senior. How to buy your pass here.

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The Best Outdoor Gear for 2018, Highlights from Outdoor Retailer

Check out the best outdoor gear for 2018, straight from the horse’s mouth. See our favorite gear from Outdoor Retailer Summer Market.

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Backpackers.com July 2017 Highlights — Headlamps, Sleeping Bags, and Sleeping Pads

Your Backpackers.com highlights for July 2017. See the new gear we recommended and the outdoor guides we penned for your reading pleasure.

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