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2016 Annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear December 5, 2016 0 comments

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It’s the eternal holiday dilemma: you want to get great gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, but you can’t afford much beyond homemade cookies and a trail map. Fear not my friend, our annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide has got you covered with a list of prime gear gifts. Each rings in at $40 or less, and is guaranteed to stoke some serious holiday spirit.
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2016 Holiday Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear December 4, 2016 0 comments

mv3a2756With the Holiday Season fully upon us, it’s time to grant loved ones their gear wishes.  Whether their passion of choice is hiking, ascending mountains, or just good ol’ fashioned outdoor revelry, we’ve got you covered. Following is our editors’ definitive holiday gift guide chock-full of do anything, go anywhere products for the seriously savvy outdoor fanatics.
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Gear Guide: Best Insulated Jackets 2016

posted by gumptiongear November 29, 2016 0 comments

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‘Tis the season when jackets and beanies come out of hibernation to help fight off rosy-nose temps.

Perhaps you’re looking for an insulated option to wear to and from the office, hiking the final summit of the season, or the right option to layer under a shell while blasting through waist-deep powder in single-digit sunshine. Regardless of how you spend your time, the right insulated jacket is your ticket to better cold weather adventures.

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Bear Mattress: Designed for your Active Lifestyle

posted by gumptiongear October 31, 2016 0 comments

mv3a2634“Sleep is food for the brain, sleep is fuel for exercise. Sleep is simply not valued in our 24/7 society. We treat it as a luxury and it’s a necessity.” – James B. Maas, Ph.D.

You wouldn’t run a marathon or hike a mountain without the right gear. And yet, despite spending a third of our lives sleeping, many of us haven’t adequately prepared in the bedroom — when it comes to mattresses, that is. Enter Bear Mattress, a one of a kind American made mattress specifically designed to help you sleep better, recover faster and more fully.
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Gear Guide: 2016 Fall Trail Running

posted by gumptiongear October 10, 2016 0 comments

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As sweltering summer temps melt into fall’s perfect beauty, there’s no better time to take your run outdoors. With the wind at your back and the right trail running shoes on your feet, your autumn run routine will transcend earthly delights to something straight from the storybooks. Lucky for you, 2016 is chock full of impressive trail shoes ready and willing to get you out the door, down the trail and through the changing seasons.

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Review: MSR FlyLite Minimalist Backpacking Tent

posted by gumptiongear October 5, 2016 0 comments

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Lightweight, spacious, and versatile, the MSR FlyLite 2-Person Minimalist Backpacking Tent features a unique design coupled with MSR weight-saving technologies to offer ounce-counters, speed trekkers, and back country explorers a lightweight full-protection shelter.

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Gear Guide: 2016 Fall Road Running

posted by gumptiongear September 30, 2016 0 comments

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Fall is back, and with the new season comes big days of long marathon training sessions.  As the transformation of seasons fully takes shape and your mileage begins that dramatic increase, it’s time to slip into a new pair of road shoes. For the past several months we’ve gathered and tested some of the best new road running shoes available. Rather than overwhelm you with an endless list of options, we’ve paired it down to our four favorite options for this season.
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Lighter, Faster Fixed Blade Options For A Life On The Trail

posted by gumptiongear August 30, 2016 0 comments

MV3A1695Carrying a knife when you’re outdoors is a no-brainer. And carrying an outdoor fixed blade knife is an indicator that sweet experience has taught you how to be an outdoor boss. When you’re running your adventures hard and fast, the right fixed blade knife cuts down on weight and eliminates the chances of your knife failing when you’re off the beaten path.

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Review: Hilleberg Allak 2 Person All Season Tent

posted by gumptiongear August 27, 2016 0 comments

DSC_0025The Hilleberg Red Label Allak Tent combines the strength, weather protection, and versatility of a double-wall design with a reasonable weight that everyone can appreciate. Designed to withstand surly winter storms, whipping winds, and even bone-chilling temperatures, the Allak is a stout 2-Person All-Season shelter ideal for everything from winter camping in Tetons to summer adventures along the California coastline.

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Review: Smith & Sons Knife Co. Brave

posted by gumptiongear August 26, 2016 0 comments

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Proudly conceived and produced in Sulphur Louisiana, the Smith & Sons Brave sets an impressive standard for fixed blade EDC knives. Endowed with state-of-the-art quality, impeccable resilience and a razor sharp blade, the American made Brave has managed to carve out a place of prominence in our own personal gear stash. Continue Reading