A jacket so light, even a NAME would weigh too much. The Montbell ExLight is one of the lightest down jackets available, and after three solid years of 3-season backpacking and frequent city use, mine has repeatedly proven to be comfortable, compressible, warm and light..


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WHAT IS A LAND SHARK? An Instant survival shelter and a good tool for a bad day. Land Shark is designed to save your life from hostile elements on land or in water. Its patented design keeps you warm, dry, and visible to search & rescue crews for miles. When traveling into the unknown, always bring your Land Shark.


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Hi everyone! Today I’m going to talk a flashlight from Nite-ize. The Inova T1 tactical LED flashlight.


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With twelve ounces of top-quality 900 Fill-power Hungarian goose down for warmth and compressibility, 1.1oz/square yard ripstop nylon for low weight, and some of the most affordable prices on the market, the Hammock Gear Burrow is a no-brainer. Other topquilts might run more than $300, and a sleeping bag of similar quality could cost nearly $500


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Hey everyone. Today I’m going to talk to you about product from Nite-ize. I had the opportunity to try the reflective tent line kit with figure 9’s. The kit comes with four reflective guy lines and four figure 9’s.


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Hey everyone! I’m excited to be writing this article about the Grand Trunk Goods double hammock.


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A tiny little light with many uses. The Nite-Ize Microlight swipe to shine.


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It isn’t often that you find a piece of gear that just will not die. We’ve all heard the expression: “Lightweight, Cheap, Strong – pick two.” I picked all three (well…maybe not quite CHEAP, but certainly no more expensive than other high-quality carbon fiber poles) with the LighTrek4 (LT4) Adjustable poles from Gossamer Gear (GG). (Image above taken at: Just below the summit of South Sister, Central Oregon)


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Jesse Blough reviews the Zpacks Zero backpack

*Picture above taken at Crater Lake, Oregon.

While hiking sections of the PCT and adjoining trails late last summer, I saw more thru-hikers carrying and using Zpacks gear than any other cottage manufacturer (except maybe Dirty Girl Gaiters). That alone should be a testament to the quality and workmanship that Joe Valesko and his band of elves puts into every item that leaves their workshop; if that’s not enough, here’s my own experience:


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How to hike the Superior Hiking trail with Snowshoes.


On February 3rd, Trevor who calls himself Fronkey on the trail started off on his journey to hike the Superior Hiking Trail. On Feb. 25th Trevor was the first person to thru-hike the SHT on snowshoes.


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Ausangate socks product test & review: by Claire Walters

Hello everyone! About a month ago I received three pairs of socks from Ausangate socks to test & review.


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With the recent addition of Luke’s Ultralite to OutdoorTrailGear I found it fitting to add this unboxing video & first impression of Luke’s silnylon rain shell written by Chad at Stick’s Blog. Thank’s to Chad for a great detailed overview of this product!


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