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backpacking with trekking poles

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Pros and Cons of Common Backpacking Gear

Pros and cons of common gear dichotomies like tents vs. tarps, air mattress vs. closed cell foam, cooking stoves vs. cold soaking, and suspension framed packs vs. going frameless.

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Therm-a-Rest WingLock valves

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The WingLock™ and TwinLock™ Valve

Improving the inflation and deflation of our award-winning sleeping pads was no easy task. Our design process is on full display as we detail why the new WingLock and TwinLock valves provide better nights outside for your camping and backpacking adventures.

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The Best Women’s Sleeping Bag is a Unisex bag

When it comes to sleeping bags, your most important considerations should be size, fit, fill, and temperature ratings. So the question remains, should I buy a women’s specific sleeping bag? My answer is no.

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Climbers set up camp on Mount Robson

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Tips for NeoAir Care & Warranty

Care for your Therm-a-Rest NeoAir air sleeping pad. Tips for caring and protecting your mattress while also providing warranty advice when your mattress goes flat or gets punctured and deflated.

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backpacking in the woods

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10 Ways To Lighten Up The 10 Essentials

For those that are looking for ways to save weight and lighten up your ultralight backpacking and camping adventures, we made a list of tips to save weight on the 10 essentials that should be in your pack every time.

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