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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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Backpackers Guide to Water Filters and Water Purifiers

Water filters and water purifiers will do more than ease a worried mind. Learn why backpacking water treatment systems are needed, and how to do it right.

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Backpackers Guide to Rain Jackets

Everything you ever wanted to know about rain jackets – laminates, membranes, layers, DWR, waterproofess, and fancy features – explained. With a bit of humor, too.

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Monthly Highlights

Backpackers.com April 2017 Highlights – Rain Jackets and Synthetic Insulated Jackets

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

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Backpackers.com March 2017 Highlights – Water Filters, Synthetic Jackets

The Backpackers.com March 2017 Highlights include new water filters and purifiers we recommend, and an Outdoor Guide to synthetic insulated jackets. Enjoy!

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Backpackers.com Highlights — February 1-28, 2017

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

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