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Awesome Hiking Boot: The Salomon X Ultra 3 Mid GTX

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Despite an impressively light weight, Elite Climb’s carbon and kevlar Salamandra ice axes proved durable and strong in our rigorous testing.

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From epic days on the mountain to hopping an international flight, the right day pack will keep you organized, geared up, and happy.

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@sindreespejord taking a leap of faith high above the fjords of the Lofoten archipelago, Norway. - Talk about getting the adrenaline pumping on your trail run!

Heading into the week like 💃🏻. - Big thanks to @russ_dav for the killer paddling and @che_che_elsey for the pic.

Summer is here and that means backpacking season is in full swing! - We want to know, what’s your must-have piece of gear for hitting the trail? - Big thanks to @jeffcarlsonphoto for the great pic and adventure inspiration.

2 friends, 5 days, and 100-degree heat. What could possibly go wrong? - Our buddies @paddyroc and @laurentaylorsteele teamed up @columbia1938 for a brutal desert hike and some epic gear testing. - And the results are surprisingly hilarious. - Check it out and never forget the importance of bringing a funny friend and your sense of humor when hitting the trail.

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