Gear Reviews

Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol Review 2019

Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Pads
Recommended For: Ultralight Backpacker

The Therm-a-Rest Z Lite Sol’s accordion folds are classic, but the cost and weight make it an easy choice for the thrifty, gram-counting backpacker.

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Kelty Callisto 30 Review 2019

Outdoor Gear Type: Sleeping Bags
Recommended For: Car Camper

The Kelty Callisto 30 is a classic car camping sleeping bag with a modern touch. Think luxurious comfort plus a couples blanket. Snuggle-bots, roll out!

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Klymit Insulated Static V Review 2019

Laying on a cloud may seem like a luxury, but with Klymit Insulated Static V sleeping pad, even a basic backpacker on a budget can experience such comfort.

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Sawyer Squeeze Water Filter Review 2019

The Sawyer Squeeze takes the chore of filtering water and turns it into a quick and easy process. Fill the bag, screw it on, and squeeze.

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REI Trekker 1.75 Self-Inflating Review 2019

New to the outdoors? Experienced adventurer? Anyone can sleep easy on the REI Trekker 1.75 Self-Inflating sleeping pad without breaking your back or the bank.

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Outdoor Research Cathode Hooded Jacket Review 2019

The Outdoor Research Cathode is my set it and forget it jacket. It’s a comfortable, warm, breathable insulated puffy that’s ready for any adventure. And yes, it’s available in “so bright you can see it from space” pink!

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Columbia Arcadia II Review 2019

The Columbia Arcadia II is an ideal, affordable rain jacket for stormy adventures in and around urban areas. Just remember to zip up and strap down!

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Katadyn BeFree Water Filter Review 2019

The Katadyn BeFree water bottle filter is for those who have frequent access to water, love a fast filter rate, and value simplicity above all else.

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Sawyer Mini Review 2019

Ultralight, simple beyond measure, reliable to 100,000 gallons, and tiny. The Sawyer MINI Water Filtration System works on the spot for everyone.

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Marmot PreCip Review 2019

The Marmot PreCip rain jacket offers a super lightweight, packable shell that fends off any rain thrown your way, just as long as you’re not climbing Everest.

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