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Gear Guide: Our Favorite Insulated Vests

posted by gumptiongear April 28, 2016 0 comments

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Ah, the venerable vest, equal parts indispensable accessory and outdoor wardrobe lynchpin since lumberjacks roamed the earth. Cold mornings in camp, lunch breaks on the ridgeline and après beers in the trailhead parking lot—the insulated vest is a versatile tool for any cool-weather wardrobe. Designed with your spirit of wanderlust in mind, a quality vest ensures your body heat is secure at the core while giving you the freedom to move without freezing up.

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eFotoGuide: The Art of Adventure

posted by gumptiongear April 19, 2016 0 comments

If you have an interest in wildlife or nature photography, at some point you’ve seen an image that has completely taken your breath away. Maybe it was a photograph of a sweeping landscape washed in the golden light of the dying afternoon sun or close-up of some small natural miracle that you had never noticed before that moment. You might even have asked yourself, “How did they do that?”

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Gear Guide: Spring Essentials 2016

posted by gumptiongear April 5, 2016 0 comments

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The snow melt is running into rivers and slender blades of green are burgeoning from the ground. Daylight is slowly extending its reach and wildflowers are beginning to light up the meadows. Spring is here and that means it’s time to take stock of your gear stash.

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Review: Kelty Cosmic 0 Sleeping Bag

posted by gumptiongear March 15, 2016 0 comments

Copy of Kelty_8Packing a hefty dose of warmth for the price, the Kelty Cosmic 0-Degree Sleeping Bag will keep you comfortable whether you’re sleeping above the treeline, camped out in the resort parking lot, or waiting for the storm to clear at camp before launching a summit bid.

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Topo Athletic MT2 Trail Runner

posted by gumptiongear March 10, 2016 0 comments

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As the snow begins to vanish and your go-to ski-touring terrain starts to yield back your running paradise, you’ll need to swap out those daunting Goretex boots for some light and fast trail runners. To help kickstart your Spring run routine, Topo Athletic offers the MT-2. A hybrid runner for men and women. Continue Reading

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LED LENSER USA Launches #LEDBYLIGHT Series

posted by gumptiongear March 3, 2016 0 comments

LL_HOMEPAGE_SPOTLIGHT_768X460_TITLEDarkness has made its attempt to attack the light, to keep the world hidden in a cloak of somber shadow.  But we’ve got news for the darkness.  Its days are numbered.  A new world of bright, pure and unadulterated light is at hand, ready to pierce through the cloak of heavy darkness. Continue Reading

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Editor’s Picks: Four Favorite Fleece Options

posted by gumptiongear February 4, 2016 0 comments

A good fleece jacket is like chicken noodle soup for the outdoor soul. It’s the garment in your gear stash that easily transitions from Saturdays on the sidelines at your kid’s soccer game to tracing Clouds Rest in Yosemite. Yet with so many brands selling so many variations of fleece, it can be exceedingly difficult to discover which one works best for you. So to help take the guesswork out of the process, our editors picked their four favorite fleece options.

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Review: Hazen Knives 1095 Tumbled Series

posted by gumptiongear January 21, 2016 0 comments

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This is not a review. This is a story of transformation. This is a story about how the design and function of one knife evolved to provide a better all around tool. This is the story of the 1095 Tumbled Series from Hazen Knives.

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Best in Show: Outdoor Retailer Winter Market 2016

posted by gumptiongear January 20, 2016 0 comments

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Referring to the Outdoor Retailer Show as just another “trade-show” would be akin to calling Mount Everest just “another mountain”.  With 515,000 square feet of exhibit space, 164,000 square feet of meeting space and over 1,000 exhibitors showcasing their products, 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.
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