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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