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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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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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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

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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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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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Bolster Your Winter Swagger: Bogs Chukkas

posted by gumptiongear December 21, 2015 0 comments

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There’s plenty to love about winter. The downside however, is that snow, slush and rain usually limit your footwear options to big rubber galoshes that can lack both comfort and style. But thanks to Bogs Footwear, staying dry and looking great even in wet winter weather is easy.

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2015 Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide

posted by gumptiongear December 12, 2015 0 comments

FullSizeRender[1]It’s the eternal holiday dilemma: you want to get great gifts for the outdoor enthusiast in your life, but you can’t afford much beyond homemade cookies and a trail map. Fear not my friend, our annual Stocking Stuffer Gift Guide has got you covered with a list of prime gear gifts. Each rings in right around $75 or less, and is guaranteed to stoke some serious holiday spirit.

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