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A black water filtration system with attachments.

Sawyer Micro Squeeze Water Filtration System

The powerful Micro Squeeze removes 99.99999% of bacteria and weighs only two ounces, which makes it compact and light enough to pack on any hiking, biking, …

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canister of pepper spray.

SABRE Pepper Spray and Gel

I first took to carrying a small can of pepper spray on nighttime runs when I moved to Spokane’s West Central neighborhood, and then added …

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grey shorts with a built-in belt.

Mountain Equipment Ibex Shorts

These shorts are dressy enough for a job interview (at least any kind of job I’d ever care to have), yet stretchy, tough, and ready for whatever …

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Black biking helmet.

Sweet Protection Trailblazer MTB Helmet

Sweet Protection calls the Trailblazer its latest take on the ultimate trail helmet. It’s a super comfortable, high quality, and modern-looking helmet for sure. It comes with all of the strength and …

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A car roof mounted tent.

Dog House Rooftop Tents & Trailers

By Carolyn Price Camp in style and comfort; no clearing ground or sleeping on rocks and roots. The hottest thing in camping is Seattle-based Dog House Rooftop Tents …

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A waterproof black pack for glasses.

Bikepacking Gear Upgrade

The gear I cobbled together for my first couple of bikepacking trips included a cheap rack that mounted to my seat post, a few dry bags, several bungy cords, …

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Orange backpack with grey straps.

Gregory Citro H20 Hydration Day Pack

Reviewed by Derrick Knowles In addition to hikes, I’ve been taking this new hydration day pack from Gregory with me on everything from walks to the grocery store and bike rides …

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Orange pants.

Mountain Equipment Dihedral Pants

Reviewed by Wil Wheaton Mountain Equipment has been making gear for over 50 years, and it shows in the quality of each piece I’ve owned. The Dihedral …

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Blue backpack with black pockets and yellow straps.

Six Moon Designs Swift X Ultralight Backpack

Reviewed by Bryan McDirmid If you still carry cans of soup into the backcountry, this pack is not for you. I tested this ultra-light, 36-ounce backpack over …

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Purple hiking boots.

AKU Selvatica GTX Hiking Boots

These boots made by Italian company AKU are a light, nimble, waterproof/breathable option for taking on the Inland Northwest’s rougher mountain trails. The Elica Fit technology allows your …

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