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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.

Yeti Or Hydro Flask: Which One Is Better?

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.

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Yeti vs Hydro Flask Comparison

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Which Is Better? [Wireless Headphones Review]Bose qc35 vs/or qc25

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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All There Is To Know About Gerber Survival Knives [Buyers Guide & Review]

If you’ve ever seen Bear Grylls on TV, you know that having a reliable knife that won’t break on you when you need it most is essential.

Gerber has been making reliable knives since 1939 and in that time have made a reputation for themselves as being a producer of the best survival knives money can buy, which is probably how the Bear Grylls Ultimate fixed blade knife came to be.

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.

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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 2019!)

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. Plus, having all the tools in one piece of equipment makes it easier to access what you need quickly and efficiently. No more shoving your hands in your bag to fish out the compass and only find your car keys.

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.

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16 x 14 x 12 Bags To Carry On Any Flight -Best Reviews for 2019

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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Top Rated Filtration Systems for Backpackers [Sawyer or Life Straw?]

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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Who Makes The Best Suitcase? Delsey vs Samsonite -Updated Review

Everyone can use a proper suitcase, and the question comes down to which brand you should buy. It is agreeable that Delsey and Samsonite are amongst the leaders in providing luggage solutions. That does not help you when browsing through online stores and discovering that both brands offer selections of suitcases.

It never really matters where you are traveling to, for how long, and how you will be visiting; the general rule is that you need a suitcase that fits all your stuff, is easy to carry and one that does not pile on the weight. 

That is where our guide comes in, to help you chose between Delsey and Samsonite and overall figure out which is the right suitcase for you. 

Delsey or Samsonite Comparison

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Here are the best women-friendly travel locations in Europe!

When it comes to traveling solo as a woman, or even as a minority, Europe is awesome! There are dozens of places that you can go to that are even better than the US when it comes to equality, safety, and just overall relaxation. Most of these places are surrounded by water, which can be refreshing, and fun as well. So what are some of the things to worry about and consider when going on vacation in the east?

Potential safety concerns

Regardless of who you are, it is always important to stay safe when traveling. Since some people may consider tourists to be a prime target for theft, it is always good to bring a purse that has thicker straps. Better yet, it may be even better to carry with you a travel backpack.

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Traveling to South East Asia as a woman? Here are some Options!

Traveling to other parts of the world is always a new and exciting experience. However, if you are a woman or minority, there might be some extra steps that you have to take. This is on top of steering clear of conflict zones between countries, as you really would not want to be caught in the middle of one. So in order to help you out, we have compiled this list of tips and locations that will be good to visit, despite all that.

Picking the best places (staying safe).

South East Asia tends to be fairly friendly for female travelers. While there are exceptions, for the most part, places like India, Thailand, and the Philippines are excellent places to go to. However, this does not mean that you should practice the same level of expression that you might in the states or Europe.

For instance, many cultures in this area are more conservative in nature, and as a result, things such as topless sunbathing may be looked down upon by many of the locals. The main issue, according to many, would be bag snatchers. They are apparently common enough in certain areas to at least be wary and buy a purse with thick straps. There are some other things that you should consider packing when traveling.

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