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Cabela's Guidwear Flats Cap
Just wanted to mention this baseball style hat I bought at the Reno Nevada Cabela's store. They also had some nice nylon zip-off hiker pants for $69.99 (I think) which I would have bought if t...

In GEAR » Cabela's Guidwear Flats Cap
March 15, 10:50pm

Cold weather cooking - stove choices
I have a MSR Simmerlite and it works well in the cold and has been reliable. However the name Simmerlite is a misnomer because it has two speeds. Full blast and 80% full blast. Good for melting ...

In GEAR » Cold weather cooking - stove choices
March 03, 12:37pm

2013 Staff Picks
Roger Caffin once ridiculed me for suggesting he review the Hoka One One shoe. I suppose instead of saying talk to the hand I should say talk to Kevin Sawchuk. And i write this with a smile on my...

In Editor's Roundtable » 2013 Staff Picks
December 31, 12:32am

Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco
These poles do not have twist locks. I have had bad luck with twist locks from high end companies such as Leki, Komperdell and Fizan and I would not have bought the poles from Costco if they would...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
December 27, 1:09am

Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
Anyone try these? They are similar to my Black Diamond Carbon Fiber Cork poles, one of which I lost, which is the reason I bought the Costco knockoffs for $29.99. They have adjustable flick locks...

In GEAR » Cheap Carbon Fiber Poles From Costco.
December 26, 3:12pm

Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
I bought a pair of Fizan compact poles several years ago based on a review in BPL and was disappointed. After a while they began slipping just like all the other internal expander type mechanisms I...

In GEAR » Fizan Concept trekking pole locking system - a rival to flicklocks?
November 27, 9:17am

Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
Snickers bar eaten like George Costanza did, except I use a spork and Swiss Army knife. Professional backpacker Andrew Skurka likes them too.

In Editor's Roundtable » Simplifying Expedition Food With Single Serving Sized Packages
November 21, 2:49pm

Patagonia Inc. Releases a Beer
At the risk of being an instigator I thought certain people here might get a kick out of this. http://gearjunkie.com/patagonia-beer

In GEAR » Patagonia Inc. Releases a Beer
November 20, 10:09am

Peak Design Capture Pro Camera clip
Like Jon above I too am a big fan of the ZPacks Multi-Pac. It is the right size for a smaller point and shoot camera plus accessories and the attachment straps work well on most packs. No padding...

In Editor's Roundtable » Peak Design Capture Pro Camera clip
November 15, 7:33am

From Bushwick to Bushwhack: UL Compromises deep in the ADK wilderness
Thanks Adam, truly enjoyed your article, especially since I grew up in Upstate NY and my dad used to take me camping in the Adirondacks. Never backpacked there, but hope to some day. I live in Nor...

In Editor's Roundtable » From Bushwick to Bushwhack: UL Compromises deep in the ADK wilderness
November 08, 8:10pm

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