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Review: Danner Mountain 600

posted by gumptiongear October 13, 2017 0 comments

Danner is an American classic – perhaps best known for their iconic brown leather and often red-laced hiking boots. Inspired by the Grand Canyon’s South Rim trail, the South Rim 600 takes the brand’s proven comfort and performance and merges it with a design that offers their most breathable and lightest weight hikers to date.

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Gear Guide: Fall Favorites 2017

posted by gumptiongear October 9, 2017 0 comments

With the chill of autumn in the air, it’s the perfect time to introduce some of our fall favorites for the outdoor guy. Featuring fashionable, versatile and durable products that easily transition from one season to the next, these items will become your cool weather staples for years to come.

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Editor’s Choice: Therm-a-Rest Tranquility 6 Person Tent

posted by gumptiongear September 20, 2017 0 comments

Family camping affords us the opportunity to unplug from the diversions of everyday life and connect with the natural world and one another, creating lasting memories in the process. For those with a family of little campers, you’ll need a tent spacious and comfortable enough to house the entire crew and their gear. That’s where the Tranquility 6 Person tent from Therm-a-Rest comes into play. 
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The Adventure Ready Bogs Rio Sandal

posted by gumptiongear September 15, 2017 0 comments

When traveling to the Big island of Hawaii for a long (and well-deserved) family vacation, you want a pair of sandals that are as comfortable on the sand as they are exploring the streets of Lahaina. Towards those ends, the Rio Sandals from Bogs Footwear  may just be the perfect fit.

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KEEN Evolved: The Targhee EXP Waterproof Mid Hiking Boot

posted by gumptiongear September 12, 2017 0 comments

A staple on trails across the continent, the KEEN Targhee first became famous over a decade ago. Acclaimed for its fit, durability and impressive comfort, the Targhee has won over legions of loyal fans. Now, the brand continues the tradition with the Targhee EXP. With a bold new design, this update is tough, lean, and ready for whatever adventure comes your way.
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2017 Car Camping Essentials Guide

posted by gumptiongear September 6, 2017 0 comments

Here at the Gumption Gear HQ we frequently write about the latest outdoor and adventure lifestyle products. But we’re not just gear-heads, we are a collection of families and parents striving to share the broader outdoor experience with our young families. So when it comes to car camping, our gear list is constantly evolving as we adapt to the ever changing needs of our own growing nuclear units.

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National Parks Service Rescinds Disposable Water Bottle Ban

posted by gumptiongear August 31, 2017 0 comments

The National Park Service (NPS) recently announced it has rescinded a policy that allowed national parks to ban the sale of bottled water in an effort to curb litter. The National Park Service said in a statement it made the decision to “expand hydration options for recreationalists, hikers, and other visitors to national parks.”
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Review: L.L. Bean Microlight UL 2-Person Backpacking Tent

posted by gumptiongear August 25, 2017 0 comments

The L.L. Bean Microlight UL 2-Person Tent’s ultra-lightweight materials and construction make it your new go-to option when you want to make a lot out of a little. Coming in at a minimum weight of 2.11 pounds and packing down to a mere 7 x 16½ inches, the Microlight UL 2 is ridiculously lightweight and easy to carry, making it ideal for fast-moving backpackers and discerning adventurers alike.

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BEST IN SHOW: OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER MARKET 2017

posted by gumptiongear August 3, 2017 0 comments

Referring to the Outdoor Retailer Show as just another “trade-show” would be akin to calling Mount Everest just “another mountain”.  With thousands of brands and attendees, the show affectionately known as OR, is the largest convention of its kind. This is the place where industry trends are defined, and the latest cutting-edge products and technologies are on display.

The close of last week’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market officially marks the end of a 22-year run for Salt Lake City as the host city as the  twice-yearly trade show will now head to Colorado. And so for one last time we made our own pilgrimage to the Salt Palace to scout out the best new gear from the outdoor industry launching in 2018. Our annual “Best in Show” awards represent some of the most unique and innovative new items that will be hitting the shelves later this year.
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