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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: 2016 Fall Road Running

posted by gumptiongear September 30, 2016 0 comments


Fall is back, and with the new season comes big days of long marathon training sessions.  As the transformation of seasons fully takes shape and your mileage begins that dramatic increase, it’s time to slip into a new pair of road shoes. For the past several months we’ve gathered and tested some of the best new road running shoes available. Rather than overwhelm you with an endless list of options, we’ve paired it down to our four favorite options for this season.
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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: Hilleberg Allak 2 Person All Season Tent

posted by gumptiongear August 27, 2016 0 comments

DSC_0025The Hilleberg Red Label Allak Tent combines the strength, weather protection, and versatility of a double-wall design with a reasonable weight that everyone can appreciate. Designed to withstand surly winter storms, whipping winds, and even bone-chilling temperatures, the Allak is a stout 2-Person All-Season shelter ideal for everything from winter camping in Tetons to summer adventures along the California coastline.

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Review: Smith & Sons Knife Co. Brave

posted by gumptiongear August 26, 2016 0 comments


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


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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2016 Mid-Summer Gear Guide

posted by gumptiongear July 14, 2016 0 comments

stioSummer is officially here, and it’s time to take advantage of the longest days of the season. To take the guesswork out of choosing the best summer gear, we put our expert roster of trail veterans to the task of testing the most useful—and fun—things for your summer days on and off the trail.

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A Better Night’s Sleep: Yogabed

posted by gumptiongear July 12, 2016 0 comments


“Your future depends on your dreams. So go to sleep!” – Mesut Barazany.

While sleep and its impact on athletic performance is still being researched, it doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that if you’re not getting the sleep your body needs, then you aren’t providing your body with the proper rest and recovery necessary to perform at your best.

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Celebrating America With Made In The U.S.A. Brands

posted by gumptiongear July 1, 2016 0 comments

Photo Courtesy of @macadamphotography

For generations, the strength of our country rested on the power of our factory floors, both the machines and the men and women who worked them. And while a quick glance at storeroom shelves today might lead you to believe that American craftsmanship and ingenuity are dwindling commodities, the truth is, “Made in the USA” is making a big comeback. Both here and abroad “Made in the America” still means something special: quality, dependability, ingenuity, reliability—products that feature cutting edge technologies and innovative styles.

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Review: Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame 20° Sleeping Bag

posted by gumptiongear June 23, 2016 0 comments


It’s July 4th, you’re heading to Stanley, Idaho for some fun in the Sawtooths, and the weather forecast calls for a chance of snow. Or maybe it’s the end of fall and you’re getting one last backpacking weekend trip in before winter hits. Cram The Mountain Hardwear Hotbed Flame 20 Degree Sleeping Bag in your pack so you don’t waste the mornings defrosting in front of a fire.

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