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KUIU: Hunting Brand Makes Top-Tier Tents, Packs, Bags

The KUIU Super Down sleeping bag and Storm Start four season tent are designed with backcountry hunters in mind, but the high quality products will serve cold-weather campers well on any adventure.

Lil’ Bug Out Shelter: Versatile, Ultralight, Floorless

This modular camping shelter allows for multiple configurations for ‘roughing it’ feel, for any season. It can even be used with a wood stove.

Light, Warm, Fairly Priced: Klymit Sleeping Pad Hits Marks

It’s not the lightest sleeping pad on the market, nor the warmest, but the Klymit Insulated Static V Lite sleeping pad hits a lot of important marks.

Complex Knit: First Look At Polartec Delta ‘Cooling’ Fabric

Sweat is the body’s “radiator,” and this evaporative cooling process makes hiking, running, and biking possible even on the hottest of days. What if your clothing could enhance that natural process?

BioLite CampStove: Three Month Boundary Waters Test

The Biolite CampStove burns wood and other organic material for cooking and device charging in the outdoors. We put it to a tough three month test in the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for this review.

Flagship Folding Knife: Benchmade 555-1 Review

The Benchmade 555-1 is one of the best production knives out there and, while pricy, a great value for high-end steel, handles, and design.

Double-Wheel ‘Juggernaut’ Tackles Everything

Three wheels, two forks, 2,000 Watts. One tip: It’s not a ‘bike.’

Adventure Bike Reborn: Specialized Sequoia 2016

The new Specialized Sequoia is a rough-stuff touring bike with all the necessary eyelets, mounts, and lashing points a modern-day bicycle boy scout could want.

Beginner Clipless: iSSi Pedal Doubles As Flat

Flats or cleats, the iSSi Flip offers an easy-to-use introduction to the world of clipless pedals.

‘Dolfin Pack’ Delivers Hydration on Land and Sea

Made of neoprene, the $40 Dolfin Pack was designed for biking, running, SUP and other water sports.

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With no-frills design, the line of backpacks, duffels, and bike panniers from North St. Bags appear to be from another era.

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Amazingly light, durable, and useful, a thin sheen of Dyneema Composite Fabrics comprises the entirety of this top-tier pyramid tent. Read on for a full review of the UltaMid 2 by Hyperlite Mountain Gear.

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