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Outdoor Adaptability: Cotopaxi Inti 2

posted by gumptiongear May 23, 2017 0 comments

‘The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings.’ – Kakuzo Okakura

Real life is not static. Its only rule is change, and nowhere is that truth more evident than in the midst of a life spent outdoors. The successful navigation of these moments of change is dependent upon our ability to adapt and adjust. And that’s the reason we admire the Inti 2 from Cotopaxi.

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Review: MSR FlyLite Minimalist Backpacking Tent

posted by gumptiongear October 5, 2016 0 comments


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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Gear Guide: Our Favorite Insulated Vests

posted by gumptiongear April 28, 2016 0 comments


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: 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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Comfort Redefined: Osprey’s Anti-Gravity Suspension System

posted by gumptiongear September 29, 2015 0 comments

Twenty years ago my first “technical backpack” was a beast. A massive, lunky external frame pack, it swaggered and swayed like a ship at sea, constantly striving to move opposite my every direction. Thankfully, times have changed. The new Anti-Gravity suspension system from Osprey makes antiquated backpacking experiences a definitive thing of the past. From this point forward the Atmos AG and Aura AG ensure that you’ll be crushing the miles in serious comfort.

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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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Therm-a-Rest Antares HD 3 Season Sleeping Bag

posted by gumptiongear August 3, 2015 0 comments

Therm-a-Rest Antares HD 3 Season Sleeping BagThere’s no shortage of companies that manufacture quality sleeping bags designed for your outdoor adventures. But only Therm-a-Rest has spent the last 40+ years pursuing the singular passion of providing a better night sleep in the great outdoors.  The result? While you may not be sure what to expect from Mother Nature this weekend, you can expect a good night’s sleep with the Antares HD Sleeping Bag. Continue Reading

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The Art of Precision Packing

posted by gumptiongear June 29, 2015 0 comments

REI Precision Packing
For all the excitement and mystery of travel, packing for a trip can be a tedious task. Your safe sanctuary of storage can quickly become a romper room of chaos and mayhem. Add a few kids or friends into the mix, and your packing problems just seem to multiply. But fear not, just in time for summer adventure, the experts at REI are here to help with the skill of precision packing.

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Review: Salomon Quest Origins GTX

posted by gumptiongear March 24, 2015 0 comments

Salomon Quest Origins GTX“Since life is short and the world is wide, the sooner you start exploring it, the better.” –Simon Raven

Your comfort zone is bigger than your cubicle. You were born to get out and explore. But accessing remote and rugged landscapes requires dependable boots that move like the morning breeze with the grit and gumption necessary to keep pushing forward. Enter the Salomon Quest Origins GTX.

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TOPO Designs X Salomon: Proof That Good Things Come in Pairs

posted by gumptiongear February 26, 2015 0 comments

Topo & Salomon: Good Things Come in Twos

Like campfires and marshmallows, sunrises and sunsets – good things come in pairs. Need more proof? Look no further than the pairing of Salomon and TOPO Designs. The two iconic outdoor brands that have come together to create a special edition adventure shoe and pack, available this Spring.

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