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Plexamid Review / Darwin Onthetrail

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Plexamid Review / Darwin Onthetrail

After several years and over a thousand miles of use long distance backpacker Darwin Onthetrail reviews the Zpacks Plexamid ultralight 1 person shelter sharing his likes and dislikes while comparing it to the Zpacks Duplex which he has also used for thousands of miles, hundreds of bag nights, o ...

Sit On It : The Helinox Ultralight Camp Chair

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I'm not a camper, I like to feel the ultralight freedom of  backcountry adventures to wild places on and off trail, but as the years pass by sometimes, maybe more often than not low stones and angled logs become less tolerable if they are even available especially with a foam sit pad, then my ...

Gear Gone Wild : Osprey Levity 45 Backpack

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Gear Gone Wild : Osprey Levity 45 Backpack

I have had the Osprey Levity 45 liter ultralight backpack (1 lb. 12 oz.) since last summer and loaded it for trips multiple times before leaving it home for the familiarity of other tried and true packs such as the HMG Southwestern 3400, Zpacks Arc Blast, or MLD Prophet. It was announced with a grea ...

Video : Gossamer Gear Gorilla Ultralight Backpack

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Gossamer Gear's slogan is take less. do more which is a philosophy that I adopted some time ago and I have a fair collection of ultralight equipment including my recently purchased Gorilla 40 that I was persuaded to try by my daughter a wilderness ranger in Washington's Cascade range, she uses the M ...

Hoka One One 2019 Sky Series Hiking

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I have been an advocate for Hoka One One's ultralight aggressive and highly cushioned running  and hiking footwear since the original Speedgoat and Speed Hiker Mid became available in the United States in fact my first Speed Hikers were imported from the UK and they eventually relieved me fro ...

Big Agnes Dyneema / Carbon Fiber series coming 2019

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Big Agnes Dyneema / Carbon Fiber series coming 2019

As an ultralight gear enthusiast I recently searched the internet looking for previews of the newest 2019 offerings and found Big Agnes was stepping into the dyneema fabric and carbon pole super ultralight tent arena, my initial thoughts were enthusiastic as each year I have lowered my pack and foot ...

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