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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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Review: Mountain Hardwear Sawhorse Convertible Pant

posted by gumptiongear November 5, 2015 0 comments

IMG_9825Few things make us cringe more than the site of denim in the mountains. Blue jeans might be as American as apple pie, but they are utterly impractical in every way for hiking, trekking and camping. Thanks to the smart kids at Mountain Hardwear there’s a superior option that will let you take to the trail with a technical advantage.

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Review: MSR WindBurner Stove System

posted by gumptiongear August 13, 2015 0 comments

MSR WindBurner Stove System

Once you venture from the safe sanctuary of home and into the great beyond to seek your own private patch of earth, two things are a certainty: 1) You’ll work up a quality appetite;  2) You’re going to encounter some serious wind gusts. But fear not fellow adventurists, the WindBurner Stove System from MSR is the easy answer to both of those backcountry qualms.

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Swedish FireKnife from Light My Fire

posted by gumptiongear July 23, 2015 0 comments

All the world is comprised of elements and forces. Yet, two of them stand above the rest. Fire and steel. They are the two items that separate us from the animals. Together, they sparked the Industrial Revolution and modernized our world. Now, Light My Fire of Sweden has elegantly coupled them together with the flash of genius Swedish FireKnife.   Continue Reading

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True to the Trail: Oboz Switchback

posted by gumptiongear June 4, 2015 0 comments

True to the Trail: Oboz Switchback

As the weather starts to change, so does your appetite for adventure. As the daylight extends its reach, so does your craving for bigger mileage, more technical terrain, and uncharted territory. To help satisfy those cravings, the Switchback from Oboz Footwear takes a light-and-fast approach to get you out, back, and out again.

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An Introduction to WoolX Merino Wool

posted by gumptiongear May 26, 2015 0 comments

 

IMG_7849Twenty years ago wool was viewed as outdated and antiquated. An itchy reminder of what prior generations had to endure in order to get the benefits of wool clothing. But thanks to new manufacturing and processing techniques, merino wool has enjoyed a resurgence in popularity as people of all stripes are discovering a new experience defined by comfort and performance.

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Hybrid Heaven: The Chaco OutCross Evo 3

posted by gumptiongear May 19, 2015 0 comments

DSC_1720“The key to adventure whether it be dancing, sports or travel: throw yourself into it with rambunctious enthusiasm and zealous energy-which leads toward uncommon passion for living.” – Frosty Wooldridge

Designed with your zealous energy and big adventure list in mind, the Chaco OutCross Evo 3 is ready to accommodate your uncommon passion for an adventurous life.

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Freedom to Adventure: The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody

posted by gumptiongear March 26, 2015 0 comments

The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody

More versatile than your base layer and more breathable than your storm shell, the Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody exemplifies the soft-shell concept. From days of bouldering at the Buttermilks to cool springtime hikes deep into the canyon, and everything in between, the Ferrosi Hoody can handle it all.

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