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Think Tank Vision 15 Camera Bag Review

Perhaps it’s a stretch to incorporate Cartier-Bresson’s “Decisive moment” into my review of the Vision 15 camera bag. But, good photography is almost always about timing. And in this case, Think Tank’s offer to send their bag for review was…

Platypus GravityWorks 4 Liter System

The Platypus GravityWorks 4 Liter System is a great way to keep a bigger group supplied with water. Clean, safe water to drink is one of those things we must always have.  Backpacking made me appreciate modern comforts of living…

Arctic Zone 30 Can Self Inflating Air Cooler

The Arctic Zone 30 Can Self Inflating Air Cooler really surprised me.  I wasn’t sure how well this cooler would perform but I’m really impressed after a little real-world testing.  This cooler held ice longer than I expected even in…

Sierra Designs Clearwing 2 Tent

The Sierra Designs Clearwing 2 is new this year and it also comes in a 3-person size.  Here’s the short version of this review.  The tent sets up super easy.  Two people fit inside easily.  The tent stood up to…