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Let´s face it: not all camping gear, hiking gear, or outdoors gear is made the same. The cheap, ten dollar cooler you buy at Walmart or Target simply doesn´t stand the test of time as does some of the other, higher quality options on the market. But how do you know which pieces of gear and which companies offer the top production on the market that will offer both durability and practical usefulness while not emptying your wallet?

In this section of our leading outdoors blog, we will give you several, detailed reviews of the top camping gear and outdoors gear on the market today. From the best tent and backpack, to the top coolers and travel bags, with the information we provide here you will be able to find the best options for you. Just as all gear is not made the same, every person has different needs and desires while exploring the Great Outdoors, and these in depth reviews will help you find the best piece of gear for whatever adventure you are planning.

Chacos Vs Tevas: Who Won The Sandal Debate?

When it comes to having some warm summer fun in the sun, one of the things that you may be forgetting is proper footwear. While an average pair of tennis shoes will work for most activities, sometimes, you may just want to let your feet breath. One of the best ways to do that is by getting a pair of sandals. But which one to get?

When you are getting a pair for yourself or a friend, the last thing that you want is to get a cheap or uncomfortable pair. You are going to be wearing these for many hours, so finding one that is well known for their quality is essential. So what are some of the great brands on the market that you can buy for a more relaxing summer?

Chacos Vs Tevas Comparison

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GoPro vs DSLR: Which WonThe Debate (2018 Guide!)

Getting a digital camera is a joy for many people. Whether you are buying one for professional reasons, or as a hobby, for home use or travel, it is good to make sure that you do ample research to know what you are buying. This is especially important as a digital camera can cost as much as thousands of dollars, making this no low-cost investment.

Some are waterproof or resistant, while others are not, and this can cause serious issues when it comes to traveling with it. So definitely buy one that suits your lifestyle best.

GoPro or DSLR Comparison

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Osprey Atmos vs Aether: Which should You Buy?


What is Atmos and Aether?

Made by Osprey they’re two highly prestigious types of backpack, that are arguably the best you can buy for long distance treks and expeditions.

They aren’t cheap bags, but all the features they have, their comfort and their durability are getting them a lot of attention and praise in the hiking world.

But which is better?

Well, that’s hard to say and is highly dependent on your personal preference. However, some do have some features that others don’t and of course, size and price vary.

So you can pick the best one for you wants and needs I’ve done a rundown of the six top packs in both series.

Osprey Aether 60 vs Atmos 65 Comparison

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Hydro Flask Vs Yeti (Our Top hydration Pick!)

Hydro and Yeti are the two leading producers of insulated flasks that keep cold drinks cold for 24 hours and hot drinks hot for 6 hours. These work even in triple digit temperatures and are designed like rocks, they don’t break.

People tend to be huge supporters of one or the other but really neither brand is necessarily better or worse. Both produce some outstanding bottles and both have their own qualities that make them great.




Yeti vs Hydro Flask Comparison

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Bose qc35 vs qc25: Which is better? (2018 Guide)

Whether you’re traveling through streets on a busy Indian bus or flying over New York on a swanky plane having a good pair of headphones can completely change your experience.

But how do you know which set of noise-canceling headphones is right for you?

Well, there are a few things to question about what you feel is important and what you value more.

Is having them wireless more important than weight?

Are you willing to pay a bit more for increased comfort and sound quality?

With Bose dominating the market at the moment I reviewed two of their top headphones to try and find out which is the best.

Here’s what I found…

Bose QuietComfort 35 vs 25 Comparison

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Gerber Prodigy Review: What You Need To Know

Having a reliable knife that won’t break on you when you need it most is essential.

Gerber has been making reliable knives since 1927 and in that time have made a reputation for themselves as being a producer of the best knives money can buy.

If you want a knife that’ll last you the rest of your life and that you can hand down to your kids in the future, these are a good lot to go for.

Best Gerber Knives Comparison

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Jetboil Zip vs Flash: Cooking System Showdown

Jetboil specializes in dependable stoves that are light to carry, quick and easy to set up and get water from cold to boiling in minutes.

Their two most popular stoves on the market are the Jetboil Zip and the Jetboil Flash.

But which is better?

Well, this is really down to personal preference, one is lighter and more compact, while the other boils water quicker but uses fuel faster too.

So, let’s have a look at both of them and what they can really do…

Best Jetboil Comparison

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7 Best ABC / Altimeter Watch Reviews (Top Picks of 2018!)

Altimeter & ABC watches can be a great way to reduce the number of items you bring with you when camping, hiking, etc. Hikers should not carry any more than 20% of their total body weight when backpacking or hiking. This is because the extra weight weighs you down, and prevents you from continuing on for longer.

Because of this, many hikers might want to find a way to lower the amount of stuff they carry with them. This includes a compass, a map, shelter, tools, etc. Any way that you can reduce the amount of stuff that you drag along with you, the better.

This is why an ABC watch (Altimeter, Barometer, Compass watch) is a great replacement for potentially tons of stuff. This will allow you to better prepare for your upcoming grizzly bear fight.

Best Altimeter Watch Comparison

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Best 16 x 14 x 12 bag Reviews (2018 Guide!)

Spirit Airlines are getting tighter and tighter with their carry on restrictions.

At the moment your bag can’t be bigger than 16x14x12 or they’ll whack you with some pretty big charges.

If you don’t realize your bag is oversized until you reach the gate these charges can reach over 100 bucks so it’s worth making sure you have the right sized bag.

It can be hard to know what is 16x14x12 and how big your bag actually is.

To make it easy for you I’ve listed the top 7 cheap, reliable bags that are the right size and won’t get you smacked with extra charges. If you grab yourself one of these, you can’t go wrong.

16x14x12 Bag Comparison

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Lifestraw vs Sawyer: Which is Better?

There is nothing worse than getting sick when out in the wilderness. An upset stomach (or worse) can certainly ruin an otherwise epic hiking trip or a fun camping trip with the family. One of the most common causes of stomach problems while hiking or camping is drinking contaminated water. While the stream that runs next to your campground might look crystal clear, it can be hard to know what is upstream. Bacteria, parasites, and other potential disease-causing agents are invisible to the human eye, and can quickly leave you holed up in the tent while the rest of your companions are out enjoying the Great Outdoors.

Small, portable water filters usually weigh under a pound but are easily one of the most important and essential pieces of outdoor gear for hiking, backpacking, and camping enthusiasts. In this short article, we offer an in-depth comparison of two of the most common portable water filters on the market.

Sawyer Mini vs Lifestraw Comparison

The Sawyer Mini and the Lifestraw are two of the most popular and widely known personal water filter devices. On the surface, they may appear to be very similar as both are hollow fiber membrane water filters. In layman´s terms, this means that the water you drink or use must path through a membrane that acts like a type of mesh or net that filters out potential pathogens. Both of these quality filtering products claim to be able to filter out over 99% of several types of waterborne pathogens, including algae, bacteria, protozoa, giardia, and other types of parasites.

Despite these similarities, both of these filtering devices are very different in terms of how they are used. Below, we look into these differences.

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