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The Olympus Tough TG-5: Better Video on the Way

Olympus has finally done what we’ve been waiting for: Amped up the video recording quality in what was already one of the best overall waterproof cameras. Olympus will soon release its new Tough TG-5, the succe...
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KÜHL FIREFLY Jacket Review

It’s hard to overstate how good the KÜHL FIREFLY Jacket looks in person. The KÜHL FIREFLY is a lightweight jacket that you can wear as a mid or outer layer depending on your activity and weather conditions. The...
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Cabela’s Orion Backpacker Tent Review

The Cabela’s Orion Backpacker Tent is an entry-level backpacker tent with a stable and durable design. It’s roomy enough for two backpackers, and most importantly, the Orion has a fantastic price point for begi...

5 Best Outdoor Gear Sales Going on Right Now

Whoa. We usually see some great sales near the end of May every year, but this year seems especially great — or maybe it’s just because we’re drooling over so much sweet gear and the plans we’re making to spend...
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10 Best Sleeping Pads 2017

The best sleeping pad for backpacking is ultralight, super cushy and insulated. There are dozens of great backpacking sleeping pads available in 2017, and as it turns out, lightweight backpacking pads make some...
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7 Steps: How to Save Weight Backpacking

Backpacking is more fun when you can lighten your load -- here are tips for saving weight backpacking. Learning to save weight backpacking is all about making compromises and smart decisions. Sure, you can ...
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10 Best Backpacking Tents 2017

The best backpacking tent question and answer often ignites heated responses from experienced backpackers because so many believe their favorite tent, tarp, hammock, or shelter system is the best. That is a nat...
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10 Best First Aid Kits for Camping

The two bandages in your wallet don't count as a first aid kit for camping -- better to be prepared with a real kit. The best first aid kits for camping in 2017 and beyond are those that have a lot of core ...