Category: Outdoors

Drop X Granite Gear Crown X60: Review

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Granite Gear are something of a force in the American outdoor market. Not as ubiquitous as Osprey or as intensely followed as Mystery Ranch, but gently getting on with their own thing: making strong, lightweight packs for long distance hikes for over 30 years. Their Crown2 is a ‘thru-hike’ staple, for backpackers spending weeks or

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Tom Bihn Guide’s Pack: Review

Editor’s Note: The original review was of the Pre-2019 Guide’s Pack, but has since been updated for the 2019 version which fixes some of the original issues we had with the pack. Tom Bihn is one of the most iconic backpack brands in the world. For everything from business travel to backcountry treks, Tom Bihn

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Sarma Custom Made Torba Mini: Review

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Brand Introduction Sarma Custom Made is a handmade gear manufacturer based out of Haifa Israel. The owner Boris Fridman has been hand making bags for the last 20 years as well as designing armed forces equipment for the source tactical gear team. Sarma makes a wide variety of bags, backpacks and pouches, the most popular

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EVERGOODS MPL30: Review

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Brand Introduction The last few months have been a time of great Kickstarter hype. Boundary Prima System, Remote Equipment ALPHA 31, and Evergoods have been promising high-quality, backer-funded bags and as their campaigns have closed and backers have (not so) patiently played the waiting game, we’re finally getting to see some of these guys deliver.

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Triple Aught Design FAST Pack Litespeed V2: Review

Brand Introduction Triple Aught Design is a brand who understand adventure. A quick glance at their website will show you climbers, covert photography, trips to archery and rifle ranges. Their community events involve road trips into the mountains, or code-breaking scavenger hunts around San Francisco, where they are based. In a world where, sometimes, less

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Mystery Ranch Hardscrabble: Review

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Brand Introduction Mystery Ranch has long been a name synonymous with quality, comfort, and innovation. They’ve been doing their thing since 2000, and are owned by industry veterans Dana Gleason and Renee Sippel-Baker, formerly of Dana Design; pioneers in the load bearing industry. Mystery Ranch might be best recognized by their signature Tri-Zip packs, which

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Hill People Gear Aston House Backcountry: Review

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Brand Introduction Hill People Gear is a name synonymous with quality, comfort and good old-fashioned family business. They’ve been doing their thing since 2010 and shortly after launching they partnered up with US manufacturer First Spear to deliver the physical side of their design process. The brand was founded and is still operated, by Evan

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