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North Face Eco Trail Synthetic 20 Sleeping Bag
North Face Eco Trail Synthetic 20 Sleeping Bag is completely composed of recycled materials and has a wider knee width for added comfort. Features:
  • Waterproof insulation
  • Extra movement and breathability with a wraparound J-zipper
  • A vaulted footbox allows for additional movement.
  • Closure hood and draft collar to keep warm.
  • Internal pockets for phone, wallet, and keys.
  • Sleeping bag tie-down loops provided.
Mountain Hardwear Bozeman 15 Sleeping Bag
Are you looking for a high-performance backpacking sleeping bag that won't break the bank? The Mountain Hardwear Bozeman 15 sleeping bag, made from recycled materials, is an impressively warm synthetic sleeping bag, built with thoughtful design features. In this review we'll take a look at all its features and performance to help you choose if it's right for your camping adventures. Features:
  • The Mountain Hardwear Bozeman 15 sleeping bag is designed to keep you warm at a temperature rating of 15 degrees Fahrenheit (-9°C).
  • It has synthetic insulation made from ThermalQ recycled polyester that provides superior warmth and mobility without sacrificing comfort or packability.
  • It features an ergonomic mummy cut with a wraparound foot-box for extra warmth, while also allowing freedom of movement during sleep.
  • Custom design for women, with extra insulation.
  • Adjustable ventilation with full-length double slider zipper and foot box zipper.
  • Draft tube with insulation.
  • Built-in pillow.
  • Face gasket at the hood region to keep out cold air.
  • Anti-snag zipper for easy entry and departure.
  • Can be used as a quilt when flat.
  • Includes a micro fleece-lined stuff bag/cushion.
  • Combines with another bag to make a double bag.
REI Co-op Ruckpack 40 Sustainable Backpack
The REI Ruckpack Recycled Pack is a comfy backpack constructed of robust recycled ripstop nylon with plenty of storage and organization. The pack is also bluesign®-approved to be free of harmful chemicals. The REI Ruckpack Recycled Pack is a terrific resource for multi-day adventures. Features:
  • Easy to pack and unpack
  • Comfortable shoulder straps
  • Zip-up back panel cover to protect straps
  • A breathable mesh back panel
  • On-bag daisy chain allows you to lash on gear
  • Easy-access side panel organizes travel necessities
  • A hydration reservoir tube may be accessed from the pack's left side (reservoir not included)
  • Back panel sleeve can carry 3L hydration reservoir or 15" laptop
  • Hiking with two water bottle holders
  • Compression straps and load-lifters hold the pack tight to your back for stability
  • Extra security with a survival whistle and sternum strap
  • Secure travel bags with lockable zippers
Peak Design Backpacks 20L
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Peak Design Backpacks

Peak Design Travel Backpack Review: Features, Quality, and Versatility

Peak Design Backpacks are designed for easy access, organization, expansion, and protection of your most valuable items. The backpacks come in 5 sizes: 15 liters, 20 liters, 30 liters, and 45 liters. The backpacks are versatile, well-cushioned and secure enough to hold valuable items like your laptop and DSLR camera, in addition to having numerous compartments for papers, wallets, phone and other items. The sustainable backpacks are constructed using 100% recycled fabric that is water-resistant and are bluesign® certified free of harmful chemicals. Activities:
  • Travel
  • Photography
  • The exterior shell of the backpack is made of weatherproof 400D nylon canvas shell, which is DWR impregnated and double poly coated, and 100% recycled plastic (blue sign approved).
  • Gusseted pockets
  • Magnets on the shoulder straps
  • Waist belt sleeve and adjustable sternum strap.
  • Internal dividers to get your laptop, tablet, papers or other contents organized
  • Compartment holds a laptop up to 15 inches
  • Expandable side pockets for water bottles, tripods, etc
  • Smaller, internal top and side compartments for wallet, passport, cables, and phone
  • A cord hook system and 4 external carry straps enable you to fasten large things to the exterior of your bag
  • Carry upright or as a briefcase with 3 cushioned handles
  • Weatherproof zippers with abrasion-resistant thread
  • Theft-deterrent zipper pulls
  • Dual side entry points allows you to access your gear without taking the backpack off
  • Handle attachment to easily connect to rolling luggage
  • Peak Design is Bluesign@ Certification
The video is created by Ed from Rush Basta, a popular YouTube channel that specializes in gear reviews, guides, and walkthroughs. Ed is an experienced photographer, traveler, and outdoor enthusiast who has tested and reviewed a wide range of products from various brands, including Peak Design. His reviews are known for their honesty, thoroughness, and practical insights. If you want to learn more about Ed check him out on Instagram. Ed considers Peak Design to be one of the most innovative gear companies in the market. In this video, he takes a close look at the Everyday Backpack V2 features, materials, and designs that make it stand out from the previous versions. When comparing Peak Design backpacks with other brands in terms of features, quality, and value for money, there are several things to consider. Features: Peak Design backpacks offer a number of innovative options. For example, the Travel Backpack has a 3-in-1 adaptable design that can shift between 22L and 40L and can carry up to 20% more than most backpacks. It also has a dedicated laptop sleeve and plenty of pockets.  The Everyday Backpack in this review has customizable dividers for gear, a magnetic top closure, and side pockets for easy access. Quality: Peak Design backpacks are made from premium materials and have a reputation for durability. For example, the Everyday Backpack is made from weatherproof 400D nylon canvas, with durable zippers and hardware. Value: Peak Design backpacks are generally more expensive than other brands. For example, the Travel Backpack  retails for around $300, while the comparable Dakine Campus 33L Backpack retails for $75. However, many people find that the quality and versatility of Peak Design is worth the higher price.
NEMO Dagger OSMO Review

NEMO Dagger OSMO Review

The NEMO Dagger OSMO 2P tent is an ideal choice for backpackers looking for a lightweight and roomy shelter, that also happens to be sustainably made and free of PFCs, PFASs, and fire-retardant chemicals. It uses recyclable, eco-friendly fabric that has 4 times more water repellency than other tents and offers enhanced protection from the elements. The Dagger OSMO tent elevates the camping experience while minimizing its environmental impact. Nemo tents have received a number of design and innovation awards over the past years, including “Best Inventions of the Year” by Time, Popular Science, and Men’s Journal. This blog post will review how this tent performs in terms of comfort, weather resistance, weight, durability and ease of setup so you can make your best decision when it comes to selecting a camping shelter.

Key Takeaways

  • The NEMO Dagger OSMO 2P Tent is a lightweight, spacious and comfortable tent that is ideal for backpackers looking for an all-round performance.
  • It features DAC Featherlite NSL hubbed pole structuretwo large doors and vestibules with plenty of storage space plus protective strut vents at the top making it reliable even in harsh conditions.
  • This tent has been made from 100% Global Recycled Standard (GRS) - certified yarns which makes it both lightweight and durable while being environmentally friendly to protect users health too!
  • Easy setup system featuring color coded poles & clips require minimal time so you can spend more energy exploring outdoors.
Qaou Beluga Tent
The Qaou Beluga Tent is a 2-person, 3-season, eco-friendly, modular tents made without toxic chemicals and dyes, and constructed using recycled plastic bottles. Qaou’s tent manufacturing process also uses less energy, less water and generates less toxic fumes. The best part of this shape-shifting tent is the fact that it can be used in six different ways. In additional functioning as an ultra-light backpacking tent, it converts into a covered hammock, two separate hammocks or a tarp shelter. The aluminum poles that support this tent have a lower carbon footprint than comparable steel ones. Your camping excursion will be enjoyable for both you and the environment. Features:
  • Seasons: 3
  • Capacity: 2-person
  • The tent has a minimum trail weight of 4 lbs. 3 oz. and a packed weight of 6 lbs. 11 oz.
  • The tent has 2 doors and 2 vestibules, which provide each person with their own access and storage space.
  • 6 shelter configurations to suit your needs
  • The tent fly can support 2 hammocks or a hammock with a fly
  • The rainfly fabric is designed for all-weather protection, with 2,000 mm waterproof coating on 70-denier ripstop nylon for the roof and fly/hammock.
  • The canopy fabric is made with 40-denier nylon.
  • The floor fabric is 4,000 mm waterproof coating on the 210T polyester floor fabric. 40-denier nylon with a 4,000 mm waterproof coating.
  • The tent has been wind tested at speeds of up to 50 miles/hour.
  • There is one 7.9 millimeter tent pole made of Yunan aluminum.
  • Color-coded poles and clips for easy setup.
  • Sleeping shoulder to shoulder or head to toe on the rectangular floor optimizes space
  • The modular design distributes weight easily
  •  Each Qaou Beluga Tent is made from 125 recycled plastic bottles
Kammok Mantis Review of the All-in-One Hammock Tent

Kammok Mantis Review

Are you searching for the best hammock tent to take with you on your outdoor adventures? The Kammok Mantis All-in-One Hammock Tent is an ultra-light, comfortable alternative to a traditional tent when space is limited and weight matters. It offers protection from the elements while weighing less than 3 pounds. The Kammok Mantis is suspended by straps and includes a soft hammock, mesh canopy, and adjustable rainfly. The Kammok Mantis is also sustainably made from 100% recycled plastic and features a lightweight rainfly and airy hammock body, making it ideal for backpacking and mountain climbing. It's lightweight, portable, and the rainfly can be opened to bring in fresh air on warm evenings. Features:
  • Sleeping capacity: 1-person
  • Seasons: 3
  • Doors: 0
  • Vestibules:
  • Free of harmful chemicals
  • Supports up to 500 lbs
  • Mesh canopy protects the hammock from bugs
  • Integrated pockets and a structural ridge line
  • Panel for stargazing
  • Knotless suspension for 60 second set up and takedown
Mountain Hardwear Nimbus
One of the best two-person tents on the market, the Mountain Hardwear Nimbus Tent is non toxic and built without flame retardant chemicals. At 2 pounds, the design and lightweight construction make the Nimbus a popular choice for long-distance backpacking trips. The tent also holds up under wind and rain. Features:
  • 100% waterproof Sil-nylon fly without the use of dyes, PU coatings, or chemicals
  • DAC Featherlight™ poles
  • Front dry-entry vestibule with dual sliders
  • Easy exit and entry front mesh door
  • Mesh canopy for sky gazing
  • DAC J-Stakes included
  • G-Hook canopy-to-pole connection mechanism
Down Sweater Hoody
The Patagonia Down Sweater Hoody is great for climbing, trekking, and skiing because of its insulated layers. The compressibility of the down insulation makes it simple to tuck the jacket away in the internal breast pocket.
  • Responsibly Sourced Down (800 fill).
  • NSF Certified Goose down that has been verified to ensure that the birds have not been force-fed or live-plucked.
  • Outer shell made of 100% recycled polyester ripstop for lightweight, windproof, and water-resistant protection.
  • Water-repellent DWR coating.
  • Two zippered hand warmer pockets.
  • Adjustable hood with a single pull.
  • One inside stuffs ack with a carabiner clip-in loop and one zippered chest compartment.
Khala Pullover - Outerworn
The Outerknown Khala Pullover is a hearty sweater that's perfect for cold days outdoors and around the house. A classic beach poncho upgraded with a soft organic cotton and alpaca blend. Features an oversized hood with drawstring and a front-facing kangaroo pocket.
  • 100% organic cotton.
  • Alpaca.
Rainbow Wave Hoodie
The Outerknown Rainbow Wave hoodie is made with a blend of hemp and organic cotton. Hemp is a durable, sustainable textile that can help extend the life of a product. Organic cotton cuts out all the harmful synthetic chemicals used to grow conventional cotton, making for a chemical-free product for your body, safer working conditions for farmers and a healthier planet.
  • 100% organic cotton.
  • Hemp.
Outerknown Blanket Shirt Review

Outerknown Blanket Shirt Review

The Outerknown Blanket Shirt Jacket is made from 100% organic cotton twill with buttons made from nuts. Durable, yet super soft, this shirt is perfect for travel, outdoor adventures and layering on chilly nights or mornings. Organic cotton cuts out all the harmful synthetic chemicals used to grow conventional cotton, making for safer working conditions for farmers and a healthier planet.
  • 100% organic cotton
  • Oversized pockets and buttons
  • Lined, cozy interior
  • Brilliant colors hold up well after washing
  • Relaxed fit is true to size
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