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DownTek Partners with Fisher+Baker

Down is a fantastic product for backpacking gear.  It is light, and has great insulating value.  An enemy of down is moisture.  When down becomes wet, it loses much or all of its insulating ability.  DownTek treats down with a…

New ThermoNet product line from Buff

I have to admit that I did not jump on the Buff bandwagon until recently.  On a weekend backpacking trip, a friend commented how much he enjoyed his and how useful it was.  After that, I went ahead and picked…

Nanuk 925 Protective Case

After a bit of research, I chose the Nanuk 925 to protect my camera gear. I needed a case that was big enough for two camera bodies, two zoom lenses, and some accessories. At 18.7″ x 14.8″ x 7.0″, it’s the perfect…

Dutchware Chameleon Hammock on Kickstarter

DutchWare has been around for several years now, and the company has established itself as an innovative, reliable source of unique hammock camping gear.  I purchased gear from Dutchware several times and they really excel at customer service.  The one…