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  • How a packable backpack became the best hiking backpack of 2021

    October 20 2021

    How a packable backpack became the best hiking backpack of 2021

    Over the past year, Gear Patrol, Popular Mechanics, and HiConsumption put hundreds of backpacks through rigorous testing, ultimately looking for the best hiking backpack of 2021. Matched up against some of the biggest companies in the outdoor industry, in a competitive field filled with heavily-featured frame packs, the Beast18—a packable backpack—topped all three lists. Packability without compromise is something you'll...

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  • What does IPX6 rated waterproofing mean?

    March 23 2021

    What does IPX6 rated waterproofing mean?

    The term waterproof is thrown around an awful lot.  That’s why we’re taking our waterproofing to a whole new, third party certified, level. IPX6 is one of a few variations of IP code, or Ingress Protection Code.  IP Codes classify protection from both water and dust.  In the case of the new Base Layer Line, the protection IPX6 is referring...

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  • Supplements to Travel With

    October 01 2020

    Supplements to Travel With

    Vitamin B If you’re like us, you probably land at your destination with a packed schedule and don’t have much time to be tired. Vitamin B is great for boosting energy and getting over jetlag.  One of the (many) active ingredients in 5 Hour Energy, you can skip the jitters that come with the energy drink alternatives and chew on...

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  • Materials Deep Dive

    May 21 2020

    Materials Deep Dive

    As a consumer shopping for a new piece of outdoor gear, fabric terminology can be a bit confusing. The old “apples to oranges” analogy often applies when comparing backpacks made by different companies, of varying fabrics and feature sets. Spend a few minutes(or hours, or days) Googling and you will find more information than you likely bargained for on the...

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  • Visit Patagonia: FAQs and Insider Travel Tips

    February 08 2019

    Visit Patagonia: FAQs and Insider Travel Tips

    THE MOST FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS ABOUT VISITING PATAGONIA.  All the information you need to know, right here in one place! An absolute must read for anybody considering a trip to Patagonia, all based on our first hand experience traveling there. Los Cuernos in Torres del Paine Chile WHY SHOULD I GO? Patagonia has been inspiring visitors for decades. Vivid teal lakes, cloud...

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  • Road Trip Costa Rica, a one week itinerary

    July 16 2018

    Road Trip Costa Rica, a one week itinerary

      Looking for warm weather, stunning beaches, and incredible waterfalls?  We have just the place- Costa Rica.  Read ahead for our one week road trip itinerary for the very best of Costa Rica. If the beaches aren't enough to reason to pay Costa Rica a visit, here is a list of reasons why you should forgo more crowded equator hugging destinations...

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  • The Best Camera Lens for Travel: The Nifty 50

    March 09 2018

    The Best Camera Lens for Travel: The Nifty 50

    Anybody here take pictures while they travel?  We get asked all the time, what kind of lens should I bring when I travel?  Around here, we all agree there is a clear winner.  Pack a 50mm f1.8 lens for your adventures, lovingly referred to as a nifty fifty.  Read on for why we think the nifty fifty comes out on...

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  • Top 10 Things to Do in Boulder

    January 24 2018

    Top 10 Things to Do in Boulder

    You’ve probably heard that Boulder, Colorado is a great place to visit and even to live, but what is there to do here, exactly? We’ve taken some of our favorite reasons we love Boulder and laid them out for you, plain and simple. EAT Brunch – No city is complete without some great brunch options, and whether you hit Lucile’s...

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  • Quit Your Job and Travel Europe

    February 02 2017

    Quit Your Job and Travel Europe

    Everyone has dreams of quitting their job, throwing caution to the wind, and escaping the mundane to seek unknown international adventure…but few people actually do it.  We’re here with Michael Coen and Tabitha Yeasley who recently did just that.  We’re picking their brains to see if this dream is as scary and unattainable as it seems. Tell us a little...

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  • Escape to the Faroe Islands

    September 20 2016

    Escape to the Faroe Islands

    An amazing three and half-minute video of Lars Schneider exploring the Faroe Islands.

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  • A 1-Day Guide to 12 National Parks

    September 20 2016

    A 1-Day Guide to 12 National Parks

    A guide to 12 U.S. National Parks if you only have 1 day [Infographic] by Expedia

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  • ANGKOR WAT, 5 INSIDER TIPS FOR MORE ADVENTURE

    June 10 2016

    ANGKOR WAT, 5 INSIDER TIPS FOR MORE ADVENTURE

    Angkor Wat is an extensive temple complex in Cambodia and is a must for any adventure bucket list. Of the many wonders of the ancient world, this one really lives up to the hype. We have some insider tips and tricks for you to make the most of your trip. 1. Fly into Siem Reap, Cambodia.   We flew into Phnom Penh and...

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