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Summer Bot Bike Water Bottle Cooler

The makers of Bar Mitts neoprene handlebar mitts that keep your hands amazingly warm in cold, windy conditions while biking or pushing a stroller have come up with another cool product. This time it’s a neoprene case for the water ...

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DEET-Free Bug Repellent

I picked up a bottle of Bug Protector all-natural bug repellent at the Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City last summer, but didn’t have a chance to really give it a thorough testing until a recent 2-day, 26-mile hike ...

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Tailgater Tire Table

To celebrate our countries independence, my wife and I took a four-day back-road trip across Northeast Washington and North Idaho. We left the two-year-old at home with the grandparents and crammed the dog and all our camping gear and bikes ...

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Backpacker Medical Kit

This compact and relatively-light little first aid kit from Adventure Medical Kits is just right for a small group of backpackers, day hikers, or car campers. Thanks to a hiking companion’s tangle with a dug fir tree that left his ...

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Gregory Citro 25 Daypack

Summer adventures require a convenient and dependable daypack, and the Gregory Citro is loaded with features that make it easy to keep your gear organized and accessible. It has a dedicated hydration sleeve with snap-n-go reservoir installation. The shoulder strap ...

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Ruffwear Approach Dog Pack

If your dog gets super excited each time you reveal their leash, just imagine their excitement each time the Approach Pack signals they’re going for a lengthy hike. Ruffwear created this pack with an integrated harness that enhances the fit, ...

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Farm to Feet Damascus Hiking Sock

Located a few feet from the Appalachian Trail, Damascus, Virginia, is host of the annual Trail Days festival, so it’s no surprise that Farm to Feet named one of its top hiking socks after the small town that’s known as ...

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See-Me-Standz

Paddlers often share waterways with a variety of fast-moving motorized watercraft. See-Me-Standz aims to reduce accidents by solving the age-old problem of visibility on the water. The lightweight, two-tier flag and three-option mounting base is designed for one purpose: for ...

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GSI Outdoors Folding Water Cube

It’s so simple and inexpensive, plus it makes cooking and cleaning at a campsite so much easier with instant water at the twist of the tap handle. The Folding Water Cube comes in three sizes, and it features an ergonomic ...

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GSI Outdoors Fairshare Mug II

The Fairshare Mug II has multiple selling points. It’s a hybrid mug/bowl with a screw-top lid and an insulating cover. I didn’t like the handle at first, but I grew to love it the more I used the bowl for ...

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