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Backpacks

August 24, 2015

Outdoor Products got in touch with me earlier this year and sent me out a couple of packs to check out. The company name is somewhat ambiguous but everyone I showed the packs to almost immediately recognized their logo… “oh I’ve seen those in [insert big box store here]”. Yep, they sell at most major outdoor retailers, and they’re a…

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March 11, 2015

The Arc Blast is an ultralight backpack featuring Cuben Fiber construction as well as a tensionable, arc-shaped carbon fiber frame manufactured by ZPacks, a smaller gear manufacturer located in Florida. ZPacks have been steadily growing in reputation and popularity among lightweight backpackers due to their line of shelters, sleeping bags/quilts, clothing, and of course backpacks. I have been hiking with…

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January 29, 2015

My friend and running buddy Scott Noack (www.DirtyTrailShoes.com) and I were talking the other day and thought it would be rad to do some sort of collaborative post since both of us are blogging nuts. We put our heads together and came up with the idea to talk about some hydration vests. BOOM! Scott is going to talk about the…

Read the PostUltimate Direction Peter Bakwin Adventure Vest (2.0)

January 28, 2015

My friend and running buddy Scott Noack (www.DirtyTrailShoes.com) and I were talking the other day and thought it would be rad to do some sort of collaborative post since both of us are blogging nuts. We put our heads together and came up with the idea to talk about some hydration vests. BOOM! Scott is going to talk about the…

Read the PostNathan HPL 020 Hydration Vest

December 12, 2014

The Circuit is a fully featured, lightweight backpack made by Ultralight Adventure Equipment (“ULA”), a medium-sized manufacturer of backpacks based in the US. ULA has a very good reputation among long distance hikers, and although I’m not one of them I have spent quite a bit of time on the trail with my Circuit. Here are my thoughts on it……

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November 21, 2012

Hello my backpacking friends. Today I bring you a report on the Gossamer Gear (“GG”) Gorilla 2012 model pack. I wanted to give an in-depth look at the pack since it’s been reviewed elsewhere already and you probably have all the specs that you’d ever need. I’ve got one of the new GG-branded Klymit “Air Beam” air frames so I’ll…

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November 21, 2011

This is the first post in our new series, “Hiked It. Liked It.” where we’ll feature gear that we’ve put some mileage on and post our thoughts on it. Specs All specsc as claimed unless *noted otherwise… Volume: 50 L Weight: 41 oz (XL), 40 oz (Reg); 38 oz (ND – Women’s) *as measured Max Load: 33 lbs Fits torso:…

Read the PostLowe Alpine – Zepton ND