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Ditch your Dome

Our newest Trail Ambassador Mark Roberts advocates ditching your dome and going to a lighter weight shelter.  According to Backpacker, the dome tent is “the low-hanging fruit of an ultralight makeover.”  They are easy to set up, but you pay in weight.   Update:  Article expired.Last updated:23rd August, 2015

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New Trail Ambassador Guthook

Meet Guthook, aka Ryan Linn, our latest addition to the Trail Ambassador family.  Ryan is a long-distance backpacker, dedicated to ultralight hiking and spreading stories of the trail. He got his start with lightweight packing during a through-hike of the Appalachian Trail in 2007, then honed his abilities on the New England Trail in 2009 […]

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Tip for Treating your Water

Water doesn’t always flow from a clear spring or fast moving creek, especially during a drought. Quite often it’s low and slow.  You often have to scoop out water, pre-filter it, and then treat it.  JJ has a great system that includes scoop, pre-fliter, drops, and container that allows you to treat your water without […]

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What to put in a Daypack

What you carry in your day pack can be haphazard at best.  Here is a well thought out post by Don Meredith, one of our Trail Ambassadors.  He has a list along with some reasoning on what to carry on any day hike out in the wilderness.  After all, you never quite know if something […]

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RikSak in Southeast Asia

Here are some shots of our RikSak pack in Southeast Asia.  Reuben Bolieu is a customer that like to keep us in the loop on how he uses our gear. Here is what he has to say: “I am out here in Asia and the RikSak is my urban street pack/camera bag/hiking pack. I even […]

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Backpacking Sweetwater Trail

As part of a VWR trail survey, Rik and Paul hiked the 7 mile Sweetwater Trail from the Sierra Madre Road to SouthFork Cabin. With no water resources and shade, and hot weather, they planned their hiking times in the early morning.  The trail was in great condition and passable, helped by cows in search […]

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Wingsuit Cliff Jumping

We must say, that this is one of the most extreme uses of our packs that we have ever seen.  The idea here is to put your parachute and your flight suit in your really light pack, hike to the top of a really, really tall cliff.  Then you take your chute and suite out […]

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Glissading Mount Adams

One of the benefits of getting out there is to do some really fun stuff.  This video shows Steve Burgess on a recent trip to Mt Adams in Washington with his 16 year old daughter having a little fun.  We wish we were there.Last updated:22nd December, 2015

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