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A Super Lightweight Trail Option: The Matador Backpack Review

Matador Backpack

A Lightweight Look at The Matador Backpack             Matador came up with this really small, as in pocket-sized small, lightweight blanket. They decided to see if that concept could be carried further into the outdoor adventure world. The first thing that needed to happen was a move to Boulder, Colorado. Because that’s what you do when you want to be surrounded ...

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Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve Review

Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve

  Multi use backpacks are an enormous market and as a result there are a huge variety options. It can be tough for a pack to stand out from the crowd. Brimming with features including a new internal frame system and tons of well thought out storage options the Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve stands atop the pile.   Redwing 50 ...

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Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer Review

Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer

“Gooooooood morning” Melitta Pour-Over Coffee Brewer The rage, the hype, the NEW wave of drinking coffee has arrived, (Note sarcasm here)!  Coffee shops around the country are promoting their “slow” coffee bars with manual pour-over coffees. This surely beats the coffee from the pot on the burner that may have been sitting for half an hour.  Mind you, the cost of this kind of ...

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Eagle Creek DoubleBack Carry-On Travel Companion Review

Eagle Creek DoubleBack

First Take On The Eagle Creek DoubleBack Pack Quite surprised and pleased surely sums it up as I was really expecting just a backpack. It quickly became obvious that the Eagle Creek DoubleBack was going to be the only piece of luggage I was bringing on my 3 week European Family vacation. The pack seemed quite versatile with plenty of storage options as ...

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Nathan FlexShot Water Bottle Review

The water bottle market is always offering a new spin on an old concept: keep water cool, portable, and easy to drink from. However, not all water bottles are created equal. Fortunately, the Nathan FlexShot Water Bottle checks many boxes when it comes to key features that I look for in a water bottle: easy to fill and clean, compact ...

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Toad&Co Jetlite Pant Review

Toad&Co got it right with the Jetlite Pant. The Jetlite Pant is a stretchy, lightweight, breathable, quick drying, wrinkle resistant, and an incredibly comfortable pair of pants. I really could go on and on with adjectives to describe all of the qualities I love about these pants. I recently went on a trip to Italy and the Toad&Co Jetlite Pants ...

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Eagle Creek Deviate 60L Travel Pack Review

First Impressions on the Eagle Creek Deviate Travel Pack Eagle Creek is a brand that has always been focused on producing awesome, durable gear for adventure-oriented travelers. I personally have an Eagle Creek rolling carry-on bag which I’ve been using since I received it close to 20 years ago as a gift during college! Aside from a compression strap that is a bit ...

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Marmot Women’s Logan SS Review

On our spring California road trip, I wore the Marmot Logan SS for four days straight. Sure, we were on a road-trip in a fully loaded 2016 Winnebago View, equipped with plenty of storage for a few weeks worth of clothing. Yet, each day I wanted to keep on wearing the Marmot Logan SS by choice, not out of desperation. ...

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