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Patagonia Slope Runner 18L Pack – Badass Minimalist Pack

Patagonia Slope Runner 18L Pack - Andrew Piotroski of Engearment.com

Patagonia Slope Runner 18L Pack Andrew Piotrowski Overall, The Patagonia Slope Runner 18L Pack is a badass minimalist but meticulously built adventure pack. Long days in the mountains or on the trails call for a lot of gear, water, and nutrition. Even if you are the ultimate minimalist ultralight-everything person, you are still going to need the basics. And when

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Mystery Ranch Tower 47: But I use it for Photography

Mystery Ranch Tower 47 pack

Mystery Ranch Tower 47: But I use it for Photography   It is no surprise that we here at Engearment are big fans of Mystery Ranch and are very enthusiastic about their packs; this is one of the main reasons why I asked the folks at Mystery Ranch to “lend” me the Mystery Ranch Tower 47 for the next chapter

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Patagonia Slope Runner Exploration Pack 18L – High Capacity Vest for Epic Days

The Patagonia Slope Runner Exploration Pack is perfect for technical hybrid outings. It’s my favorite companion for running trails to scramble sandstone ridges in the Flatirons and Eldorado Canyon, where I’ll swap back and forth between trail runners and rock shoes.

Patagonia Slope Runner Exploration Pack 18L – High Capacity Vest for Epic Days Drew Thayer The runner’s high-capacity vest for technical scrambles and long mountain days    Patagonia may have engineered the ultimate high-capacity vest for hybrid running/scrambling activities and long running days in the mountains. There are a lot of great running vests that hold a little bit, and

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Nathan Crossover 15L Pack – Great, Light Multi Purpose Pack

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Nathan Crossover 15L Pack – Great, Light Multi Purpose Pack Drew Thayer The Nathan Crossover 15L Pack is a light, low-capacity hiking pack that’s great for run/hike/scramble ventures, bikepacking, and other hybrid activities.   Nathan, maker of running vests and hand-held bottles, now sells a series of Crossover packs in 5, 10, and 15 liter volumes. I evaluated the largest,

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Mystery Ranch Bridger 35 Liter Backpack – Sean’s new favorite hiking pack

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Mystery Ranch Bridger 35 Liter Backpack – Sean’s new favorite hiking pack   The Mystery Ranch Bridger 35 Liter Backpack has all the features you want in a hiking backpack. Plus several more from running vests. @MYSTERY RANCH    Mystery Ranch Bridger 35 Check out Andrew Piotrowski’s review on the Bridger 55 Mystery Ranch Bridger 55 Review  

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Mystery Ranch Bridger 55 Review

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Mystery Ranch Bridger 55 Andrew Piotrowski Recently I tested out the Mystery Ranch Bridger 55 Pack. When it comes to modern backpacking packs there seem to be two clear design platforms that take very opposite approaches. There is the minimalist “throw everything in one pocket Ultra-Light” platforms on one side and on the other side of the spectrum are the super

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