Robert Mangra

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Osprey Exos 58 Backpack Review (2018 Model)

The Osprey Exos 58 Backpack is one of the most popular backpacks used by thru-hikers and lightweight backpackers because it combines the …

Eureka Spitfire 1 Tent Review

The Eureka Spitfire 1 Tent is a low-cost, lightweight, and durable double wall camping and backpacking tent that weighs 2 lbs 12 oz. Easy-to-setup, …

Expert World Travel

Overview Of Specifications And Variety<p>In terms of everything else, both variants of the Hikelite are identical. They even come in the same amount of …

Preview: Primus PrimeTech Stove || Stable, efficient group & winter system

The Primus PrimeTech Stove Set is a stable and very efficient system for groups and winter camping.Two years ago I shared my five go-to backpacking …

Osprey Levity 45 Review

When a major-player in the backpacking market like Osprey decides to make an ultralight backpack you can be sure that there’s going to go a ripple …

Best Backpacking Cook Pots: Titanium, Aluminum, or Stainless Steel?

Backpacking cook pots are available in titanium, aluminum, and stainless steel but there are significant differences in the cost, performance, and …

Advanced Layering: Temperature Regulation Hacks for Cold Weather and Winter Hiking

You can roll up your sleeves to vent access heat on cold weather hikes without removing an entire layer. By doing this, you’re cooling off the blood …

First Look: Salomon Peak 20 & Peak 30 Fastpacking/Running Backpacks

The Salomon Peak 20 and Peak 30 backpacks. Very promising looking packs for the ultralight backpacker/fastpacker/adventure racer.<b>UPDATE:</b> <i>I recently</i> …

Gossamer Gear’s “The One” Ultralight Tent Review

The Gossamer Gear One Tent is a spacious, well-ventilated tent with excellent head room and living space.Gossamer Gear’s “The One” ultralight …

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler Hammock Underquilt Review

The Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler Synthetic Underquilt helps insulate hammocks in colder weather and is more comfortable than trying to wrestle …

Arkel Seatpacker 15L Bikepacking Bag Review

The Arkel Seatpacker 15L is a waterproof seat bag that provides plenty of camping gear storage for cycling adventuresThe Arkel Seatpacker 15 is a …

Jetboil MiniMo Backpacking Stove Review

The Jetboil MiniMo Personal Cooking System includes a cook pot, measuring cup, stove stand, lid with strainer, canister fuel stand, and a burner that …

Backpacking Gear Repair Hacks

Gear Repair and Maintenance SuppliesI had a reader contact me recently asking about the products I use for gear repair and maintenance, which I do a …

Best Thru Hiking Backpacks of 2017

As backpacking gear gets lighter and hikers more savvy with their base weight, the pack trend has followed suit… or perhaps led the charge.We sifted …

How to Choose the Best Solar Charger

Portable solar panels are both a blessing and a curse to the outdoor enthusiast. As this technology improves, we can now bring an array of electronic …

10 Best Hiking Daypacks of 2018

What are the most popular daypacks preferred by day hikers? How much capacity should a daypack have? Do hikers prefer streamlined hydration packs or …

Backpacking

REI Quarter Dome 2 Tent Review

The REI Quarter Dome 2 is a spacious two person tent that’s lightweight enough for comfortable backpacking.The REI Quarter Dome 2 Person Tent ($349) …

10 Backpacking Gear Myths

It’s amazing how some backpacking gear myths persist, even when there’s ample evidence to the contrary. Here are my favorites. 1. Two people can fit …

Essential Knots: How to Tie the 20 Knots You Need to Know

Knot tying has always been one of those key outdoor skills that the inexperienced take for granted. The experienced outdoorsman, however, has had …

Complete failure: I gave “waterproof” Gore-Tex shoes a second chance

Painful, badly macerated (and out of focus) feet — especially the heel and toes — at the end of Day 3. The exterior of my “waterproof” Gore-Tex …

Stop Buying Small Portable Power Generators

A few days ago, <b></b>my friend Lee posted a story about the Estream portable water-powered generator to my Facebook wall, asking if he should buy one. My answer? A swear word I can’t print here, followed by an unequivocal, “No.”<p>The small turbine is designed to be dropped into a flowing stream or towed …

Reader question: Are Cuben Fiber shelters & backpacks worth the cost?

A question from reader Patrick H.:I plan to buy a new tent and backpack, as part of a larger effort to reduce the weight of my gear. I’m attracted to …

Go Light - Ditch Your Nalgene Bottles

Whenever I see a backpacker carrying wide-mouth Nalgene bottles, I cringe, because I know that three of them add 15 ounces to the weight of their …

Ultralight Bivy Sack Guide

Mountain Laurel Designs Superlight Bivy Sack – 6.3 ouncesUltralight bivy sacks are used by backpackers using floorless shelters to protect their …

Recommended Lightweight Backpacks

These Recommended Lightweight Backpacks are your first choice if you want one light pack to work for all your trips. These packs will carry gear and …

Four evolutions: Designing the High Route 1 FL Tent

After testing the second prototype of the High Route 1 FL Tent, we had settled on the core design. But to get all the small details right, which …

Granite Gear Crown 2 – 60L Backpack Review

Granite Gear Crown 2 – 60L Backpack on the New Hampshire Appalachian Trail (shown with optional top lid)The Granite Gear Crown 2 Backpack is a …

If cost were no object: My go-to backpacking shelter systems, gone ultralight

<i>This is a multi-post series on backpacking shelter systems. Start with the Introduction or skip to:</i>• <i>Six questions to ask before buying a tent, tarp,</i> …

Marmot Precip Rain Jacket Review

The Marmot PreCip is the most popular backpacking rain jacket.The Marmot PreCip Rain Jacket is the most popular rain jacket today with good reason: …

How to Pack a Hiking Backpack for International Plane Travel

If you plan to go hiking or backpacking in a foreign country or travel out-of-state by plane, here are 10 packing tips to help guarantee that your …