About Cory McLaughlin

Cory McLaughlin is an avid outdoors enthusiast, writer, father, and coach. He spends nearly all his free time in the outdoors. He values family, friendship, and adventure above all else. If you enjoyed his review please leave a comment below.

Time Concepts ICON Shane Dorian Signature Watch

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ICON Shane Dorian Signature 5304 By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: 42mm 316L Brushed Stainless Steel Case with IP Black Plating Unidirectional Rotating Timing Bezel Screw Down Locking Crown Screw Case Back Black Dial Thick Swiss SuperLuminova Lume Hands and Dial Numbers Japan Quartz 3 Hand + Date Movement K1 […]

PackTowl Ultralight

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PackTowl Ultralight By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on Instagram @ireivewgear   Just the facts: UltraLite When every ounce counts, the UltraLite quick-drying towel is great for backpackers, travelers, or any minimalist who wants to pack a towel for an impromptu dip in some trailside water. Weighing a third less than the closest competitor, this soft, […]

Outside Inside Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle

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Outside Inside Freestyle Chicken Disk Battle By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Unbelievably fun, backyard or campground game for family and friends.  Throw the disk and knock the chicken off the pole while your opponents try to catch the disk and/or the chicken for points.  Easy set-up.  Lightweight and portable.  Set includes 2 […]

Lowa Renegade GTX Low

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Lowa Renegade GTX Low By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: This low-cut trail shoe features a hybrid DuraPU™/DynaPU™ midsole for superb cushioning, support and rebound. Add a roomy toebox and extra cushioning around the collar and tongue and you’ve got a rugged walking shoe that can handle rocky trails and […]

Lowa Alpine Expert GTX boots.

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Low Alpine Expert GTX boots. By: Casey Potts Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: A new take on a versatile all-around alpine boot, this insulated model’s design balances flexibility with durability, and excels in both hiking comfort and climbing performance. The Fit Wing features allows for easy ankle articulation, making it ideal for […]

Optic Nerve Vettron Polarized

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Optic Nerve Vettron Polarized  By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: The ingenuity of the Vettron is apparent in its unique aesthetic and unexpected functionality. We started with a retro-forward design and updated the geometry to sync with today’s trends. We then added innovative mechanics including a Gate Hinge system […]

Wolf and Grizzly Grill M1 Edition Kit

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Wolf and Grizzly Grill M1 Edition Kit By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: ·  Features Smaller in diameter than most water bottles, and weighing approximately 1 kg (2.2 lb)   Every component is made 100% 304 stainless steel and food safe   Quickly set up the grill or pack it […]

Zenbivy Light Bed 25º Quilt and Sheet

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ZenBivy Lite Quilt and Sheet by Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The Zenbivy Light Beds have a patent-pending zipper-less design which means they can hang with the lightest quilts and mummies on the market. Add to that the comfort of a Zenbivy Bed, and its ability to transform from a […]

Canyon Cooler’s Watercooler

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Canyon Cooler’s Watercooler By Cory McLaughlin Find us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Whether you’re on the job site or campsite, our 5 gallon water cooler will keep your liquids cold and ice in-tact for multiple days of either work or play. One piece roto-molded construction and insulated with high-density Hunt-X foam leaves no […]

Canyon Coolers Mule 30QT Cooler

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Canyon Coolers Mule 30QT Cooler By Cory McLaughlin   Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: The Mule 30QT true capacity premium cooler is fitted with hard wearing wheels that makes getting your goods and gear from one location to another easy. It’s a family-friendly cooler, perfect for those times that your hands are […]

Hydrolight™ | Multifunctional Water Bladder

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Hydrolight™ | Multifunctional Water Bladder By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: In the past, our options for illumination in the wild have been limited…  Campfire? Nice and toasty. Besides providing light, you’ve just set the tent on fire. A campfire is no use in a tent.  Wear my headlamp? When I need […]

Deuter XV1 Backpack

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Deuter XV 1 By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on Instagram @ireviewgear   Just the Facts: Article ID:            3850018-7000 Weight:                960 g Volume:               17 litres Size:       52 / 28 / 18 (H x W x D) cm Laptop compartment:    38 / 26 / 3 (H x W x D) cm   The athletic daypack with a […]

Deuter Fox 30 Youth Backpack

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Deuter Fox 30 Youth Backpack By Cory and Ellie McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The Fox, our trekking backpack for kids and youngsters, was revised to provide the technical design and high functionality of our “big” backpacks fully adapted to the needs of kids. The Fox also grows with the child […]

Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulated Jacket

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Helly Hansen Odin Stretch Insulated Jacket By Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: ODIN STRETCH HOODED INS JACKET No.  62833 A super lightweight and stretchy men’s insulator jacket with Primaloft® Gold Active+ insulation and a high clo value. Odin Stretch Ins Jacket is a super lightweight insulator jacket featuring Primaloft® Gold […]

MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit

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MSR Trail Base Water Filter Kit By: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: To meet the needs of multi-activity backcountry adventurers, we set out to engineer the most versatile water filter ever. The Trail Base microfilter kit features modular components that allow it to be used as a gravity system at […]

Camp Chef SmokePro SG 24 and Sidekick Attachment

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Camp Chef SmokePro SG 24 and Sidekick Attachment By: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Enhance your back patio cookout with our revolutionary new SmokePro SG pellet grill featuring Slide and Grill Technology. Switch seamlessly between Indirect and Direct Flame mode to achieve two delicious flavor profiles all on one capable grill. Slow cook […]

Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX® WNS

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Zamberlan 996 VIOZ GTX® WNS Editor: Cory McLaughlin/Ellie McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear  Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION Zamberlan’s best-selling boot for both men and women, the 996 Vioz GTX® is a tribute to Italian comfort, performance, and design. Discover why this is one of the best-reviewed boots in the outdoor industry worldwide! Perfect for […]

LEKI TIMEOUT CHAIR

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LEKI TIMEOUT CHAIR By Cory McLaughlin Follow Us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: TIMEOUT The Time Out provides a seating height of 30 cm and impresses with a folded size of 9 x 11 x 35 cm. Weighing in at just 860 g, it is the lightweight champion of LEKI’s folding equipment range. Features […]

TiGoat Large WiFi Titanium Stove

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TiGoat Large WiFi Titanium Stove Editor: Cory McLaughlin FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Large WiFi Specifications: Construction:                 Titanium body, aluminum legs Pipe:                                Titanium, 2oz per ft, 3 in diameter Weight:                            1 pound 14 ounces with out pipe Size:                                 15 in long, 8 in wide, 10 in tall Overall Hight:                 15 inches Packed […]

Slumberjack Deadfall 65

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Slumberjack Deadfall 65 Editor: Cory McLaughlin/Johnny LeMaster Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Elevate Your Load: We wanted to elevate our meat hauling packs to the next level. The DST Deadfall pack is the culmination of serious product design, field research and good old fashion gear abuse. We wanted a sturdy pack that […]

Wilderness Chaplain’s and the Upcoming Event

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It’s not often that we get the opportunity to share a story like the one told by Wilderness Chaplains. Everybody needs help sometime and while most of us count on first responders to be there for us we often forget, or never even consider, who is there for them. Well, we at iReviewGear.com care deeply […]

EcoSurvivor USB Lantern

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EcoSurvivor USB Lantern Editor Katja Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: Let the adventure seeking begin with the EcoSurvivor USB Lantern. The powerful LED will keep your path well lit during a hiking excursion or at the campsite after dark. Built for outdoor use, the lantern has a rugged, impact-resistant construction and rubberized […]

Big Agnes Blackburn UL 0

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Big Agnes Blackburn UL 0 Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear   Just the facts: Specs + Sizing Bag Weight Small: 2lb 8oz / 1.13kg / Reg: 2lb 12oz / 1.25kg / Long: 3lb / 1.36kg Fill Weight Small: 21.5oz / 610g / Reg: 23.5oz / 666g / Long: 25.5oz / 723g Compressed […]

ION Pathfinder 2

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ION Pathfinder 2 Editor Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: WHAT’S INCLUDED Pathfinder 2 (Grey) 1/8” (3.5 mm) Stereo Aux Microphone & Cable Power/Charging Cable Safety & Warranty Manual Quick Start Guide             (2.29 MB) KEY FEATURES IPX5 water-resistant–shrugs off the harshest elements   Wirelessly connect your Bluetooth® compatible device   Wirelessly […]

Slumberjack Big Cot and Wheeler Lake 0 Degree Sleeping Bag

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Slumberjack Big Cot and Wheeler Lake 0 degree Sleeping Bag Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: This durable cot is a great value for guests and camping alike. The reinforced steel is guaranteed not to squeak and the setup is simple and quick. SPECS Weight Capacity: 500 lbs Dimensions: 40 x 86 […]

Zamberlan 1014 LYNX MID GTX

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Zamberlan 1014 LYNX MID GTX Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear  Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION: The camouflage patterned 1014 Lynx Mid GTX delivers astonishing comfort, fit and performance on a relatively lightweight and extremely stable platform. The Lynx Mid is excellent for early-season backcountry bow-hunting where a mid-high, protective, and uninsulated boot is […]

Zamberlan 1017 SMILODON GTX® RR

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Zamberlan 1017 SMILODON GTX® RR Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts:   DESCRIPTION The nine inch 1017 Smilodon GTX RR is the perfect tactical and late season hunting boot in cold conditions where black, white, and grey camouflage patterns are required. Built to withstand cold temperatures and extremely harsh terrain, […]

GCI Freestyle Rocker

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GCI Freestyle Rocker Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The Freestyle Rocker™ is a stylish and comfortable outdoor rocker chair for the great outdoors! Designed with a patent-pending Spring-Action Rocking Technology™, this chair rocks smoothly while enjoying your favorite outdoor activity. Whether you are camping, tailgating or in your backyard, […]

Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon

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Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION From moderate local ice flows to classic mountaineering routes and technical alpine faces, the Black Diamond Sabretooth Crampon is our best all-around crampon for the spectrum of frozen objectives. The Sabretooth’s redesigned stainless steel construction incorporates a strong, yet […]

iRevewGear Gift Guide!!!

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Its time for our IRG.COM gift guide! Here is a list of some excellent products we had the pleasure of using and reviewing. We know not everyone has time to buy and test gear all year long and we are here to help you with that. We feel that these gifts will put some great […]

Klymit Insulated Hammock V Sleeping Pad and Pillow X Large

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Klymit Insulated Hammock V Sleeping Pad and Pillow X Large Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on Instagram @ireviewgear Just the facts: Hammock camping is now a 4-season adventure. Even the most ideal hammock setup is ruined if you can’t stay warm. The Insulated Hammock V™ with non-slip zones and Klymalite™ lofted synthetic insulation boasts a […]

EcoSurvivor Battery Pack 9000mAh

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EcoSurvivor Battery Pack 9000mAh Editor: Katja FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: Keep the adventure going with the EcoSurvivor Durable 1-port USB Battery Pack. The portable energy source extends the life of your devices when an outlet isn’t available and also serves as a reliable backup during an unexpected power outage. The compact […]

SPOT X

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SPOT X Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: SPOT X provides 2-way satellite messaging so you can stay connected to family, friends and colleagues whenever you’re outside of cellular range, including direct communication with Search & Rescue services in case of a life-threatening emergency. SPOT X even provides you with […]

The Range- High Speed Muzzle Brake

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The Range- High Speed Muzzle Brake Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear My Story: If you have children and you have even taken them shooting you know that this can be a bit of a learning curve. Not so much the mechanics of shooting but rather learning to deal with the noise and […]

WETFLY BACKCOUNTRY 10FT MINI TENKARA KIT

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WETFLY BACKCOUNTRY 10FT MINI TENKARA KIT Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: WETFLY’s flagship Tenkara product, the Backcountry Tenkara Package just got better! Lighter and more compact than anything on the market. Small enough to stow away in your backcountry pack or a pocket. Urban adventurers, this will fit in […]

The Gun Box 2.0

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The Gun Box 2.0 Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on Instagram @ireviewgear.com Just the Facts: The 2.0 NOW with Fingerprint + Keypad + RFiD Unlock Secure your firearm wherever you may need it for immediate access. The 2.0 is the ultimate accessible handgun storage solution. Engineered with an Audible Motion Alarm that will sound if moved or tampered with, […]

Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe

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Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: DESCRIPTION The Black Diamond Raven Ice Axe with Grip takes our classic mountaineer’s piolet and adds a lower grip and a Slider Leash for increased security and versatility. The aluminum shaft and investment-cast stainless steel head provide durable, classic […]

SITKA GEAR OPTIFADE WATERFOWL GEAR

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SITKA GEAR OPTIFADE WATERFOWL GEAR Editor’s Cory and Riley McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Video Review: Coming Soon!!! Just the Facts: Fit & Function The best waterfowl hunting can take place in the worst weather. An uncompromised water barrier, consistent warmth, and maximum mobility, are requirements’ for your system. Our Waterfowl system provides breathable […]

Kelty Noah’s Screen 12

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Kelty Noah’s Screen 12 Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Say hello to your take-anywhere, screened- in “porch” to go! Don’t let the bugs and sun get in the way from having all the homey comforts outdoors. This screen gives you the protection to just enjoy the view. And it’s […]

Black Diamond Assorted Carabiners

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Black Diamond Assorted Carabiners Editor: Katja Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Black Diamond Mini Pearabiner Screwgate Black Diamond Positron Screwgate Carabiner Black Diamond Rocklock Locking Carabiner Facts & Features: Available on the manufacturer’s website: https://www.blackdiamondequipment.com/en/climbing-carabiners-quickdraws My Story: I enjoy reviewing gear from the many companies out there and it is rare that I find myself […]

YETI Camino Carryall

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YETI Camino Carryall Editor: Heather McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ ireviewgear Just the Facts: Designed to make any adventure’s dirty work a little easier, the Camino™ Carryall is the perfect all-purpose, here-to-there bag for any and every day. Rugged and to-the-point, Camino is made from the same waterproof, ultra-durable, and easy-to-clean material as the […]

GSI OUTDOORS Stainless Camper

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GSI OUTDOORS Stainless Camper Editor: Cory McLaughlin                Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Top of Form The nFORM Crossover System represents a unique solution of ingenious tableware and cookware items designed to eliminate the guesswork of packing for the outdoors. Thanks to clever details like a strainer integrated into pot lids, a gripper […]

Huskemaw Blue Diamond 5-20-50

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Huskemaw Blue Diamond 5-20-50 Editor: Cory McLaughlin Follow us on INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The first rifle scope Huskemaw Optics rolled out and revolutionized long range hunting.  It incorporated the ballistic compensating turret with the simple, yet powerful wind hold HuntSmart® reticle (U.S. patent 8365455).  These advancements changed the landscape of long range hunting […]

Adjustable Beam EcoSurvivor Headlamp

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Adjustable Beam EcoSurvivor Headlamp Editor: Katjarina Hurt FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: Adventure lies ahead with the EcoSurvivor Headlamp. The ultra-bright, lightweight headlamp is essential for activities that require extra visibility. With a 50-meter beam distance, as well as a tiltable housing to raise or lower the light as needed, the powerful […]

Seal Line Seal Pak Hands-Free Storage Pack

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Seal Line Seal Pak Hands-Free Storage Pack Editor: Katjarina Hurt FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: The Seal Pak pack provides just the sort of hands-free protection and storage you need. Free yourself with multiple carrying options, including a removable waist belt and shoulder strap attachment. Let the watertight roll-down closure remove the […]

Jetboil Flash Cooking System

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Jetboil Flash Cooking System Editor: Katjarina Hurt FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: A Fast, Compact and Efficient Cooking System.This system lights with the click of a button, and in just over two minutes, provides two cups of boiling water for cocoa, coffee, instant soup or a gourmet freeze-dried meal. Designed to be […]

MSR Windburner Group Stove System

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MSR Windburner Group Stove System Editor: Katjarina Hurt FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the facts: For backpacking adventurers and group campers dreaming of more than freeze dried meals, the WindBurner Group Stove System delivers a quality cooking experience in the backcountry, maintaining its performance even in windy and cold conditions. The windproof and pressure-regulated […]

Pinnacle Dualist by GSI Outdoors

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Pinnacle Dualist by GSI Outdoors Staff Editor: Johnny LeMaster FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: Product Use: 2-Person Ultralight Backpacking Cook set; Includes: 1.8 L Pot, Strainer Lid, 2 20 fl. oz. Insulated Mugs, 2 20 fl. oz. Bowls, 2 Sip-it Tops, 2 Telescoping Foons, Stove Bag, Welded Sink; Weight 21.6 oz.; Dimensions: […]

Opticron MM4 W/ SDL Eye Piece and Imagic BGA VHD Binocular

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Opticron MM4 W/ SDL Eye Piece and Imagic BGA VHD Binocular Editor: Cory McLaughlin FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The new MM4 GA ED is the latest evolution of the popular Travelscope concept pioneered by Opticron over 20 years ago. Combining all the features that make our travelscopes the #1 choice for […]

MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 3 Trekking Pole Shelter and Thru-Hiker 100 Wing Shelter

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MSR Thru-Hiker Mesh House 3 Trekking Pole Shelter and Thru-Hiker 100 Wing Shelter Editor: Cory McLaughlin FOLLOW US ON INSTAGRAM @ireviewgear Just the Facts: The ultimate 3-person shelter for long-distance backpacking trips. Weighing a mere .46 kg (1 lb) this ultralight and ultra-packable shelter is ideal for thru-hikers and long-distance backpackers on extended trips in […]

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