Gear Reviews

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt Review

Sierra Designs Backcountry Quilt Review: A durable backpacking quilt with a hood and insulated arm pockets sounds too good to be true, but it’s not.

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Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor Review

Outdoor Gear Type: Backpacks
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker

Sierra Design Flex Capacitor review: cleverly designed for the modern ultralight backpacker with adjustable volume and decent load bearing.

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Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle Review

Stanley Classic Vacuum Bottle Review: In an ideal world every campground table would come equipped with this bottle. The two belong together like hot coals and a fire pit.

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Primus Classic Trail Stove Review

Outdoor Gear Type: Stoves
Recommended For: Wilderness Backpacker

Primus Classic Trail Stove Review: It won’t wow you with features, but it provides a reliable source of warmth in your time of need, all for $20.

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Tarptent Double Rainbow Review

There’s no place like home on the trail, especially when home is the Tarptent Double Rainbow. This two-person ultralight tent sets up in a flash and adapts to almost any situation. Clip it. Strap it. Stake it. Bop it!

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Glaceau Smartwater Bottle Review

The Glacaeu Smartwater Bottle holds its own against any outdoor water bottle on the market, and it costs a dollar. If you need a water bottle, just buy it.

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Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka Review 2019

The Uniqlo Ultra Light Down Parka is a great budget pick for daily wear around town and weekends in the mountains with a style that transitions as you do.

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Kelty Salida 2 Review 2019

The Kelty Salida 2 is an great option for a tent that is packable, shareable, and durable. It works like a tent should, and won’t destroy your wallet.

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The North Face TKA 100 Glacier Review 2019

The North Face Glacier ¼ Zip is like the bass player in your favorite rock band: reliable, adaptable, and doesn’t steal the show, but it pulls together your whole backpacking layering system.

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Kelty Cosmic Down 20 Review 2018

The Kelty Cosmic Down 20 is a budget sleeping bag loaded with convenient features for the average backpacker. Down doesn’t come at a better price unless you’re plucking the bird yourself.

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