gear

Common Backpacking Gear

Gear

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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Gear

Why Choose a SpeedValve?

In 2016, we released a revolutionary new valve that could inflate your mattress three times faster than a standard valve. Since then, we’ve made updates and added resources to help campers improve their experience. Now, there are plenty of reasons…

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Gear

Transitions: Gear For Shoulder Seasons

Dialing in your gear is tough, but selecting your kit during shoulder seasons is even harder. After a summer of backpacking, it’s hard to know exactly when to start packing the puffy and warmer bag or when to stop packing…

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Tips

Minuteman Adventures

You want to respond “yes”, but you can’t bring yourself to press send. You haven’t really been training and there’s grocery shopping to do and errands to be run. Plus, that new movie comes out tomorrow. Finally, you bite the…

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Tips

Gear Lessons From Everest

Every adventure has lessons to teach. Like that one backpacking trip that taught you to always check out the scenic overlook, even if it means a mile detour. Maybe that one rafting trip that taught you to always pack a…

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Gear

New Products For 2018

Every year, we are excited to unveil the products that we have designed, tested and built for our community of campers and outdoor lovers. We put our hearts and souls into these products to ensure that you have the gear you need…

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Gear

Staff Picks for Summer Adventures

“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”—F. Scott Fitzgerald  The months…

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