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Month: October 2020

Best Daypacks for Hiking in 2021

There are a lot of daypacks in the market, but here are our top 3 picks:
1. Osprey Talon 22
We found this daypack to be a perfect choice if you want something versatile. It is ideal for day hikes or even daily use. It is neither too big nor too small, but it is spacious enough to fit 22 liters’ worth of items. It also comes with a cushion and a hip belt to support the weight.
2. REI Co-op Flash 18
This bag is perfect for minimalists who want something lightweight and compact. The bag can carry up…

The Best Mountain Bike Helmets for 2021

Mountain bike helmets give you proper protection in cases of accidents. We can’t stress out enough that when choosing helmets, you shouldn’t compromise quality over cost.
Here is a round-up of three of the best mountain bike helmets of 2020:
1. Giro Chronicle MIPS
This helmet made it at the top of the list because of the value for money and quality. The features that this helmet offers are more or less similar to those which are more expensive, but this model is a lot cheaper.
We loved that the helmet’s…

The Best Camping Mattresses for 2021

We are rounding up 3 of the best mattresses that we feel should be given the spotlight in 2020.
1. REI Co-op Camp Dreamer XL
This self-inflating mat can provide maximum comfort to any happy camper. It is reasonably priced considering the quality and durability. A lot of people complain about how bulky and wide it is, but for us, this is a good thing because it is a given when you want something to sleep on that resembles your bed at home.
2. Alps Mountaineering Apex Series 
Here is another self-…

The Best 3 Rain Jackets for 2021

If you’re in the market for a rain jacket, you should consider factors such as weight, breathability, compactness, the fabric, if it is waterproof or water-resistant, and many others.
We have come up with our top 3 rain jackets which might help you decide which one to get.
1. Arc’teryx Zeta SL
This rain jacket is on the costly end of the price spectrum. However, the features are quite impressive.
This jacket boasts of its 2L Gore-Tex with Paclite Plus material, which makes it waterproof, lightweight, packable…

The 3 Best Mountain Bike Brands of 2021

Here, we will give you a round-up of the top 3 mountain bike brands that we think need to be given the recognition that they deserve.
1. Specialized
This brand has been in the industry for so long to know well enough what its target market wants. They have a wide range of bikes to choose from, such as mountain bikes and even electric bikes.
They have different lines available, but the more popular ones from the brand are Stumpjumper and Rockhopper.
The best thing about this brand is that they don’t mess with …

Butora Endeavor and Scarpa Origin for Beginner Climbers

As a beginner, your shoes don’t have to be like those of a professional climber. Their shoes are different because they take on challenging rocks to climb.
What matters most for beginners is that you should find shoes that are tight yet comfortable. Don’t push for something too tight to the point that it will hurt your feet, while you’re climbing.
Butora Endeavor
This model is relatively cheap for performance-oriented climbing shoes. The materials used are a mixture of memory foam and open-cell foam.

The 3 Best Bouldering Crash Pads in 2021

We’re narrowing down your options to three to make things easier for you just in case you’re confused as to which bouldering crash pad to get.
1. Organic Climbing Big Four
The Big Four made it at the top of our list because of the materials used. It has three layers of foams – memory foam, closed-cell foam, and open-cell foam. The three types of foam make it a perfectly balanced cushioning, and you will know that it will last you for a long time despite years of use.
2. Metolius Session II 

The Best Climbing Ropes for 2021

When it comes to ropes, you should never settle for the second-best or anything of sub-par quality. Spend a few more bucks to get the better quality ones for your safety and peace of mind.
The three climbing ropes that made it to the top 3 are the following:
1. Mammut Infinity Dry 70m 
Everyone knows that Mammut is one of the best rope manufacturers out there. They produce durable and long-lasting ropes that will give you that bang for the buck.
The Infinity Dry has a diameter of 9.5mm. It is neither too thick nor too …

Understanding Mountain Bike Costs for Beginners

The prices of mountain bikes vary depending on the features you get from it. It can range from $400 to $5,000 or more.
However, for the sake of beginners, this article will be focusing on bikes that do not cost more than $2,000 and discuss what to expect within particular price ranges.
Below $400 
These cheap bikes are ideal for daily bike rides with kids at the park, but not ideal for real bikers who take on technical terrain.
 $400 to $1,000
These bikes are ideal for those who are looking for something to use as a beginner. You can find a lightweight set up within…

Basic Camping Gear that Won’t Leave You Broke

In this article, we have picked out some of the basic camping gear you will need such as a tent, sleeping bag, mattress, stove, and chair, to make your first few camping trips go smoothly without leaving a dent in your wallet.
Camping Tent 
We picked the Coleman Sundome 6 because it is straightforward, cheap, yet functional. It is spacious, can withstand light to moderate rain showers, give you room for privacy, and provide protection from bugs and insects.
It does what a camping tent is supposed to do. It may not be all fancy and full-featured, but Coleman is a trusted brand, and so you know it can…