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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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Review: Stio Azura XT Hooded Jacket

posted by gumptiongear March 14, 2017 0 comments

With a trim, technical fit and packable design, the Azura XT Hooded Jacket is an all-conditions alpine insulator, featuring PrimaLoft® Gold insulation for year-round, weather-resistant warmth. Ready to stand in as your new mountain wing-man, the Stio Azura XT (available for men and women) keeps you comfortably warm on active alpine ascents and less-active base camp recovery sessions.

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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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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: 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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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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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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