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Accessories

Leatherman Squirt PS4 Review – 10 years later

I’ve used and abused 3 Ultralight Leatherman Squirt PS4’s over 10 years – If you’re looking for an ultralight backpacking knife with a few extra tools – The squirt is the multitool for you. I’ve lost two of these tools to the TSA and still every day carry the third on my keys. I’ve used […]

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Accessories

Casio F-91W Review – 10 Years Later

The Casio F-91W, the tried and true watch that might just get you sent to Guantanamo. I’m on my third Casio F-91W. After being tired of finding my phone stuck in my jean pockets when all I need is the time I found myself searching for a watch. What I found was a ridiculous number […]

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Stoves

Toaks Light 550ml Pot Reivew

Update: I’ve been emailed asking about where to buy this pot. Looking around it seems they’re no longer stocked by zpacks or other retailers that once did, there is a couple in stock on random sites intermittently (google can help you there), Aliexpress has a few of the larger 600/700ml light versions but none in […]

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Headlamps

Petzl Reactik Review

With so many backpacking headlamps out there its kind of hard to tell what really sets the Petzl Reactik and Petzl Reactik Plus apart from the competition. Petzl being a relatively new and unknown brandname struggles with recognition when going up against the likes of Black Diamond. Fortunately there is a rather large vocal group […]

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Stoves

BRS 3000T Review

So you’re looking for the lightest ultralight canister stove? Well, you’ve come to the right place: The BRS-3000T, at 25g is the lightest canister stove currently available. Whats more? Its less than $20. BRS 3000T Canister Stove Read reviews on Pros Lightest canister stove available – 25g Fast and efficient boil times Folds up rediculously […]

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Headlamps

Petzl Actik Review

Picking a headlamp can be tough – Lots of options, lots of different specs, does anyone actually know what a lumen is? and worst of all, lots of unrealistic claims about battery life! I’m hoping this review can fill in the gaps and let you decide for yourself if this is the right head lamp […]

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Backpacks

Osprey Exos 38 Review

The Osprey Exos 38 is my favorite pick for fast and light overnighters or even the odd long weekend bash through the bush. Its lightweight build make it a joy to carry and its cavern of a main compartment make for quick work of camp setup and breakdown. The Osprey Exos 38 is the the […]

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Backpacks

Osprey Nebula Review (34L)

Looking at picking up an Osprey Nebula 34? Not a bad choice if I do say so myself. The Osprey Nebula 34 is a superb commuter backpack that can easily double for minimalist travel or one bagging. The Osprey Nebula 34 Read reviews on Pros Lightweight build Stands upright Quality construction Great back comfort Lifetime […]

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Guides

Hiking Backpacks: How to choose

Choosing a backpack for hiking or backpacking can be super tough. This guide will help demystify the different aspects you should look at when picking a hiking backpack. I’ve also included a few tips that can be the difference between a comfortable and uncomfortable days carry. While this how to guide is geared towards backpacking […]

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Jackets

Marmot Isotherm Jacket Review

The Marmot Isotherm Jacket is one of 2017’s lesser known jackets. Trying to capitalize on Patagonia’s Nano Air success, Marmot has updated the Isotherm to be even more breathable and utilizing the Angel Wing design, it offers a better range of movement than before. They also decided the Isotherm Hoody should no longer be a […]