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North St. Bags Weekender Backpack Travel System: Review

Introduction North St. Bags is a bag maker based in Portland, Oregon founded in 2009. It has a strong bicycle bag heritage – known for their convertible backpack panniers. They use US made materials and hand build all of their bags in their Portland warehouse. I’ve been testing out their Weekender backpack and the Weekender

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Drop x Dan Durston 40L: Review

Drop, formerly MassDrop, has catered to the ultralight crowd for a while now, dedicating one of their communities to it. From time to time, Drop also releases collaborations with manufacturers, including everything from a run of the Granite Gear Crown X60, to Kylmit sleeping pads, and custom mechanical keyboards. These runs are usually tweaked versions

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Mission Workshop Rhake VX: Review

Mission Workshop opened its doors in 2009, but the founders boast some of the more impressive resumes out there. ┬áIt’s led by Bart Kyzar and Mark Falvai who co-founded Chrome Industries with their friend Doug Hudson in 1994. They’re early designers of the rugged/technical lifestyle aesthetic that has become one of the major sub-cultures of

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