Osprey Talon 33 Review: A Versatile Ultralight Backpack

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Osprey is synonymous with backpacking and has been a trusted brand in the outdoor gear game since 1974. You’ll find their backpacks everywhere from the Pacific Crest Trail to the hostels of South East Asia. Their backpacks are versatile, durable, stylish, and all around bad ass. The Osprey Talon 33 is mid-sized backpack offering a […]

35 Camping Hacks You Need to Know Before Your Next Trip

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Sometimes, camping can be hard. Horrible weather, bugs, and sleepless nights are an unfortunate and sad reality of some camping trips. The good news is that they don’t all have to be that way. Even when bad weather and mosquitos conspire to ruin your next camping trip, there are many things you can do to […]

Best Sock Liners for Hiking: Blister Prevention

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Sock liners: you either love them or hate them. These lightweight socks are used religiously by some hiking enthusiasts while others shun the entire idea of them. But what are sock liners and why do some people refuse to leave home without them? To help you better understand what sock liners are and why they […]

The 5 Best Pop Up Canopies Reviewed

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Whether you’re hosting a summertime barbecue or are just trying to take a break from the sun during a day at the beach, a pop up canopy is a must-have piece of outdoor gear. Combining portability and functionality, a pop up canopy provides instant shade from the sun and the rain when you need it […]

The 7 Best Inflatable Kayaks: A Comprehensive Guide

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Ever wished you could own a kayak that lets you enjoy time out on the water but isn’t a complete pain to handle and transport? Do you love kayaking but don’t have the space to store a behemoth kayak in your apartment? Enter: the inflatable kayak. In recent years, inflatable kayaks have seen a huge […]

13 of the Best Camping Games for the Outdoors

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Playing games is a time-honored part of any good camping experience. Whether you’re a kid or an adult, everyone can enjoy some good-humored fun with some camp games. While everyone has their own favorite games that they love to play in camp, sometimes it’s nice to bring a new game into the mix to keep […]

The Best Compact Binoculars for Hiking and Backpacking

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When you head out into the backcountry with a pair of binoculars, you always have to compromise. Since what makes a pair of binoculars particularly amazing is often a set of very large, very heavy, and very delicate high-quality lenses, as backpackers and hikers, we need to determine if we’re willing to carry and care […]

The 7 Best Hiking Shoes: Reviews and Buyer’s Guide

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Hiking shoes are a critical part of any outdoor enthusiast’s gear list. They provide underfoot support, keep your feet comfortable and dry, and offer traction when traveling over steep terrain. Choosing a pair of hiking shoes is a big task, however, and we understand how difficult it can be to find the pair that’s best […]