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AKU SL Trek GTX Boot Review
7 years ago

AKU SL Trek GTX Boot Review

By  •  Hike, Footwear

Handcrafted. Good looking. Rugged. The SL Trek GTX has it all. Italian boot builder AKU seems to have spared no expense when making this hiking boot.
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Packable Jacket Reviews
7 years ago

Packable Jacket Reviews

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

You never know what the weather will be like in Northern California (or elsewhere for that matter). So it pays to have a lightweight, packable jacket in your kit. Here are three from REI, Target Dry and The North Face.
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REI Packable Fleet Jacket
7 years ago

REI Packable Fleet Jacket

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

REI delivers a great little jacket with the Packable Fleet. It’s spare but also extremely light weight. Throw it in your pack and you have an extra layer when you need it. It should be versatile enough for morning runs and other aerobic activities.
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Target Dry Mac in a Sac Jacket Review
7 years ago

Target Dry Mac in a Sac Jacket Review

By  •  Apparel, Camp, Travel

What’s not to like about the Mac in Sac? Clever name, vibrant colors, solid waterproofing and breath-ability. Even with the shipping costs from the UK, it’s a decent value.
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Women’s Three Season Bag Reviews
7 years ago

Women’s Three Season Bag Reviews

By  •  Camp

Well, if you ever doubted that women sleep colder than men, just read these reviews of top three season sleeping bags – the Kelty Cosmic, the Mountain Hardwear Lamina and The North Face Cat’s Meow.
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Kelty Cosmic – Women’s +20 Degree Bag Review
7 years ago

Kelty Cosmic – Women’s +20 Degree Bag Review

By  •  Camp

With the Cosmic, Kelty delivers a terrific three-season bag. It has a great feminine look and a terrific sub-$100 price tag.
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