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Snowclipper Pulk: a versatile, all-purpose gear sled for towing loads in technical terrain

Snowclipper Pulk Engearment

Snowclipper Pulk: a versatile, all-purpose gear sled for towing loads in technical terrain Drew Thayer   For carrying heavy loads on snow, sleds are the way to go. I learned this in grad school when I had to lug 90 pounds of batteries and equipment to an instrument site in Wyomings’ Snowy Range every week for winter. Snow provides such

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Thermarest Vela Double 20F Two Person Quilt – Super Comfortable for Two

testing the Thermarest Vela Double 20F

Thermarest Vela Double 20F Two Person Quilt – Super Comfortable for Two The Thermarest Vela Double 20F Two Person Quilt $379 is a fantastic option to save weight and space over a two-person sleeping bag. Featuring 650 RDS water resistant down and ultralight materials, this has you covered 🙂 Thermarest Vela Double 20F Two Person Quilt Review I have used

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Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket – Great Warmth for a Bargain

Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket

Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket – Great Warmth for a Bargain The Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket is a very warm down jacket that has kept me warm in -15F temps. It packs a lot of 700 fill down for a very fair price! Jack Wolfskin North Climate Jacket This jacket really impressed me.  From the amazing amount of warmth, it

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MSR Away Team – Share Your Outdoor Stoke and Get Geared Up!

MSR Away Team

MSR Away Team – Share Your Outdoor Stoke and Get Geared Up!   Mountain Safety Research (MSR) is officially on the hunt for ambassadors for their newly created, first-ever MSR Away Team.  The team is looking for ambassadors who are driven, obsessed even, when it comes to outdoor adventures and gear testing. Climbers, trekkers, travelers, bikers, rafters, runners, surfers, and

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Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm vs Nano-Air – Which is the Best for You?

Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm winter camping Engearment

Patagonia Stretch Nano Storm vs Nano-Air Patagonia Nano Storm vs Nano-Air, which is the best jacket for you? Both are legit active insulation layers. But one has a WPB shell and is made to handle snow. Patagonia Nano Storm vs Nano-Air Comparison  Both jackets feature 60 grams of active insulation.  In the Nano Storm, it is the Full Range insulation.

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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 – New HyperDry Down

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 Engearment

Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 – New HyperDry Down The Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer 2 ($325) is an update to the extremely popular Ghost Whisperer jacket.  Now featuring a water-resistant down, called HyperDry, and ridiculously light construction.  Using Mountain Hardwear’s own 10D Whisper Ripstop material to save weight and is made of 100% recycled fabrics.  Wow, that is a lot

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