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Tested: Osprey Volt 75 Pack

After spending most of my athletic prime racing at high speeds (bicycles and motorcycles,) I decided to slow things down a bit and take on more of a “stop and smell the roses” sort of approach. Hiking and trail running sure slow things down by comparison, but

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Tested: ENO DoubleNest Hammock

Growing up, I thought hammocks were fun to climb on, but I never found them particularly comfortable or enticing. Turns out, I got the wrong idea about what a hammock should be! One of my friends got an ENO DoubleNest Hammock and it totally opened my eyes!

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Tested: MIU COLOR Packable Lightweight Backpack

I thought I graduated from simple little backpacks when I finished high school. Ever since, I’ve been using specialty hydration packs, serious backpacking packs, or at least a fancy laptop-carrying briefcase. But now I find myself with the smallest, lightest backpack I’ve ever owned – the MIU

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Tested: Columbia Sportswear Cool Creek Stretch Cargo Pants

For as many cycling and running tights as I have, and wind pants, and skiing/snowboarding pants, I’ve never been much for hiking pants. I never really liked them. Then I found some pants that looked awesome, at a reasonable price, and couldn’t say no. They were the

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How to Choose a Hiking Backpack (for Day Hikes, Backpacking Trips, or Whatever Your Heart Desires)

Maybe you’re packing up for an extended camping trip known as a mountain bike stage race. Or maybe hiking and backpacking has become your cross-training method of choice. Either way, when you’re choosing a backpack, you want to get one that meets your needs and (most importantly)

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Tested: Mosquitno Bands and Spotz

I’ve always been one of those people that mosquitoes love to feast upon. If I’m in a group of people where everyone else is saying, “hey it’s nice that there aren’t any bugs around,” that’s not due to lack of bugs – it’s because the bugs are

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Tested: Columbia Omni-Freeze Zero

Walking through Dick’s Sporting Goods earlier this Spring, I had the chance to participate in a live product demonstration, and there was no way I was passing it up. Unlike the free junk food samples in Sam’s Club, what this sales associate held in her hands actually

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