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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

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Review: Hilleberg Allak 2 Person All Season Tent

posted by gumptiongear August 23, 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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L.L. Bean Northwoods 6-Person Cabin Tent

posted by gumptiongear July 18, 2016 0 comments

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The L.L. Bean Northwoods 6-Person 3-Season Cabin Tent isn’t really something you want toss on your back and head out on the trail with, but for car camping or backyard excursions, it’s the perfect shelter for the whole family. In typical L.L. Bean style, this tent offers exceptionally roomy design with an easy set-up and dependable construction.  

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2016 Mid-Summer Gear Guide

posted by gumptiongear July 14, 2016 0 comments

stioSummer is officially here, and it’s time to take advantage of the longest days of the season. To take the guesswork out of choosing the best summer gear, we put our expert roster of trail veterans to the task of testing the most useful—and fun—things for your summer days on and off the trail.

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A Better Night’s Sleep: Yogabed

posted by gumptiongear July 12, 2016 0 comments

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“Your future depends on your dreams. So go to sleep!” – Mesut Barazany.

While sleep and its impact on athletic performance is still being researched, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you’re not getting the sleep your body needs, then you aren’t providing your body with the proper rest and recovery necessary to perform at your best.

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Celebrating America With Made In The U.S.A. Brands

posted by gumptiongear July 1, 2016 0 comments

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For generations, the strength of our country rested on the power of our factory floors, both the machines and the men and women who worked them. And while a quick glance at storeroom shelves today might lead you to believe that American craftsmanship and ingenuity are dwindling commodities, the truth is, “Made in the USA” is making a big comeback. Both here and abroad “Made in the America” still means something special: quality, dependability, ingenuity, reliability—products that feature cutting edge technologies and innovative styles.

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Review: Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame 20° Sleeping Bag

posted by gumptiongear June 23, 2016 0 comments

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It’s July 4th, you’re heading to Stanley, Idaho for some fun in the Sawtooths, and the weather forecast calls for a chance of snow. Or maybe it’s the end of fall and you’re getting one last backpacking weekend trip in before winter hits. Cram The Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame 20 Degree Sleeping Bag in your pack so you don’t waste the mornings defrosting in front of a fire.

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2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear June 9, 2016 0 comments

 

Gumption Gear Review Father's DayFather’s Day is just around the corner. Between work, family, and all of those outdoor escapades, you’re just now starting to feel the time crunch and pressure of picking out the perfect gift. While taking the easy road with a tie or coffee mug is tempting, you can do better. There’s still time to do something extra special for pops this year. To help take the stress out of this Father’s Day, we’ve put together a list of suggestions that will turn this year’s celebration into more than just another game night.

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Five Favorite iSUP Options

posted by gumptiongear May 29, 2016 0 comments

 

MV3A0184Once viewed as a fringe activity, paddle boarding has taken the outdoor recreation industry by storm. The sport’s low barriers to entry make it the fastest way to experience the joy riding a wave, or the tranquility of paddling towards the sunset on a peaceful alpine lake. But the hard bodied style of traditional SUPs can make entry to the sport challenging for many would-be SUP enthusiasts.

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American Pride: The Hazen Legion 6.0 Manufactured by Tops Knives

posted by gumptiongear May 11, 2016 0 comments

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A wise man once said: Never be caught in a life or death situation without your knife. It could be your last line of defense or your first line of survival.  Whether you’re being deployed to a foreign land, or you are in need a professional level tool for your adventures in the deep backwoods, the Hazen Legion 6.0 from TOPS Knives is a force to be reckoned with. Continue Reading