REI Magma Sleeping Bag Review

REI Magma Sleeping Bag Review

If you’re looking for one sleeping bag to do it all, it's tough to beat the value of the REI Magma 10 (and Magma 17 for women). The Magma is constructed with high-quality materials, has an excellent warmth-to-weight ratio, will keep you comfortable into sub-freezing temperatures, and comes at a surprisingly reasonable price in the world of premium down sleeping bags.

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Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Tent Review

Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 Tent Review

The new Big Agnes Tiger Wall UL2 is one of the lightest double-wall, 2-door, 2-vestibule tents on the market. With a design that combines the best of Big Agnes' popular Copper Spur HV UL2 and Fly Creek HV UL2 tents, the Tiger Wall has a fairly spacious interior, a design that maximizes livability, and keeps weight to an absolute minimum.

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Big Agnes Insulated AXL Sleeping Pad Review

Big Agnes Insulated AXL Sleeping Pad Review

The new Big Agnes Insulated AXL Air Pad is among the lightest sleeping pads ever created (10.6oz - mummy version) and one of the very few pads that can contend with the industry leading NeoAir XLite on specs. The AXL is thick, cushy, comfortable, packs down very small, and is slightly quieter than the XLite.

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Reflection Canyon Backpacking Guide

Reflection Canyon Backpacking Guide

A place made iconic by a National Geographic photographer (and subsequently a screen saver), Reflection Canyon, located on the Escalante arm of Lake Powell, perennially entices hikers far and wide. Though stunningly beautiful, we only recommend this hike to experienced backpackers with expert off-trail navigation skills.

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10 Things You Should Bring On Every Day Hike

10 Things You Should Bring On Every Day Hike

Whether you’re day hiking to a favorite waterfall or bagging a difficult summit, carrying the proper equipment is absolutely critical. For first-timers and sage backcountry traveler alike, dialing in essential day hiking gear is an important part of any pre-trip preparations.

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Zion Narrows Top Down Backpacking Guide

Zion Narrows Top Down Backpacking Guide

One of the nation’s deepest and longest slot canyons, The Narrows is the consummate epic adventure. Sheer walls of sandstone reach thousands of feet above the North Fork of the Virgin River, framing blue slivers of sky while lush hanging gardens pulsate from the canyon walls.

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How To Wash A Rain Jacket and Pants

How To Wash A Rain Jacket and Pants

Most backpackers and hikers don’t wash their rain gear nearly enough, if ever. This leads to wetting out and hikers may even buy new rain gear because they think their old shells are worn out. Washing and retreating your rain jackets and pants is a surprisingly simple task. 

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Teton Crest Trail Backpacking Guide

Teton Crest Trail Backpacking Guide

The Teton Crest Trail is a 40-mile high route that traverses ridges offering spectacular wide-angle views of towering granite peaks, glacier-carved canyons, crystalline lakes and wildflower-pocked meadows. It's truly one of our nation's most scenic and iconic trails. 

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CleverHiker Gift Guide 2018

CleverHiker Gift Guide 2018

Outdoor adventure gifts are the best kind around. The items listed in our 2018 Gift Guide are can’t miss recommendations for anyone that enjoys backpacking, hiking, and camping. We have stocking stuffers, mid-range gifts, and big ticket gifts to choose from. So give a gift that gets someone outdoors this year!

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Sawback Trail Backpacking Guide, Banff National Park

Sawback Trail Backpacking Guide, Banff National Park

The Sawback Trail in Banff National Park is a 74 km (46 mile) traverse through the rugged and beautiful Sawback Mountain Range. With most people flocking to crowded trails on the west side of the Trans Canada Highway, this trek provides a true backcountry feel in a stunningly beautiful wilderness. 

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Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon Backpacking Guide

Buckskin Gulch and Paria Canyon Backpacking Guide

Located in the Vermillion Cliffs Wilderness of Utah and Arizona, this spectacular and unique hike winds through one of the deepest and longest slot canyons in the world: Buckskin Gulch. Wavy sandstone walls twist their way to the sky for nearly thirteen miles, creating surreal patterns of light and sound. Buckskin Gulch is truly an amazing place, and visitors are sure to appreciate it’s stunning beauty.

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