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Gear Reviews

New Camera for Hiking

While I like to hike light, a recent gear upgrade has added some very justifiable extra weight in my pack. This past December I got a new camera and I’ve spent the past 8 months using...

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Choosing a Gossamer Gear Ultralight Backpack

Many hikers I talk to tell me they’re unsatisfied with the standard backpacks they find at big box stores, but are not sure how to move away from their 5-pound empty pack to a...

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Gossamer Gear Rukus Daypack

  The Rukus is the middle child of the Gossamer Gear backpack family: really underestimated backpack and should get some more love. Gossamer Gear is more known for their Ultralight...

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Winter Hiking Boots For Women

 One of the most important pieces of gear for any winter hikes are winter boots. While I stick with low rise, breathable trail runners during the warmer months, my footwear changes...

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DeLorme inReach SE

I hike a lot, but most of my hiking consists of day hikes in New Hampshire’s White Mountains. I do quite a bit of solo hiking, but I haven’t been able to justify spending the...

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Gossamer Gear Type 2 Review

This summer Gossamer Gear came out with a couple new day packs along with redesigning most of their current larger capacity packs. I was really interested in trying out the Rukus which is a...

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Gear Review: Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis

The Six Moon Designs Wild Oasis shelter is a 13 ounce shaped tarp. It requires no poles as it is supported by a single adjustable trekking pole and is floorless. Being a single wall...

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Gossamer Gear Day Packs

  New for fall 2015 are two fantastic Gossamer Gear day packs! Both packs are made with 100 Denier Robic ripstop nylon for the main body and have new air mesh harness. The material of...

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Gear Review: Gossamer Gear Mariposa (Dyneema)

Spending some quality time with the Mariposa on the JMT   In addition to physically preparing for a thru hike of the John Muir Trail, I had to make some changes to the gear I owned. Hiking...

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JMT Gear Lineup: A Look Back At What I Brought

Here’s what many of you have been asking about- a rundown of what I loved and what I wish I didn’t take. I will be doing more thorough reviews on these items, but here’s...

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