Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad Review

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir UberLite Sleeping Pad Review

For many years now, Therm-a-rest has been well known in the backpacking community for making great sleeping pads. The company most recently has come out with a new sleeping pad called the NeoAir UberLite. It’s the lightest full length inflatable pad on the market today. This sleeping pad is perfect for thru-hikers and even the weekend section hiker who wants to try to reduce their base weight.

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Gregory Optic 48 Backpack Review

Gregory Optic 48 Backpack Review

The Gregory Optic 48 is a very impressive backpack. It’s designed for someone who wants a balance between comfort and being ultralight. The Optic comes fully featured with a trampoline-style suspension system, a large amount of padding for comfort and support, and many compartments for storing all your gear efficiently. For this review, I tested the pack on a rugged 43 mile backpacking trip. Here is a break down of all its features and my experience with it.

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MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Stove Review

MSR PocketRocket Deluxe Stove Review

The MSR PocketRocket Deluxe is the newest version of the PocketRocket line of stoves. It has many upgraded features to help make backcountry cooking even easier on you, including a pressure regulator, piezo igniter, and a broad burner head for better heat distribution and simmering. This stove is designed for an ultralight backpacker who likes to do more then just boil water and needs a stove to work in all kinds of environments.

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Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Backpacking Shoe Review

Altra Lone Peak 4.0 Backpacking Shoe Review

For footwear on the trail, Altra’s Lone Peak shoe is by far the number one choice among ultralight backpackers. It provides what all hikers really want - for a shoe to be lightweight, durable, and comfortable. The Lone Peak’s claim to fame is the zero drop platform and wide toe box. The Altra Lone Peak 4.0 is the latest version of this shoe. It features many new updates over the older model to improve on an already stellar trail shoe.

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SEA TO SUMMIT SPARK SP II SLEEPING BAG REVIEW

SEA TO SUMMIT SPARK SP II SLEEPING BAG REVIEW

The Sea to Summit Spark II is a mummy style sleeping bag that's designed for the minimalist backpacker who wants to be light and fast on the trail. That's a big reason why I originally purchased it myself. Now that I have trail tested it for over three years in various conditions I will share with you all its features and my overall experience with it. 

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SPOT GEN3 SATELLITE MESSENGER REVIEW

SPOT GEN3 SATELLITE MESSENGER REVIEW

The Spot Gen3 Messenger is a satellite based communications and tracking device. When you're out in the wilderness on your adventures far away from civilization or cell phone service, the Spot Gen3 is great to have.

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