Category Archive: REI

Glacier National Park

5 Days in Glacier National Park Packing List

Recently I spent a week in Glacier National Park doing the 55 mile northern high loop. This is a full gear list including both packed and worn items for the trip. Since this trip took place in late summer/early fall we had to be prepared for showers and sun (both of which we encountered).

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REI Traverse 28 Pack

REI Traverse 28 DayPack Review

Recently there has been a trend in daypacks that I fully support – the inclusion of a real frame. The REI Traverse 28 Pack is an example of this new breed of pack. While I appriciate a light load I always prefer a pack that has the ability to carry additional weight when needed. This could be […]

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REI Flex Lite Chair

REI Flex Lite Chair Review

The REI Flex Lite chair is an ultra compact fully featured camp chair.  It folds down into a very small package, due to its “tent pole like construction”, but doesn’t skimp on support allowing you to kick it in luxury no matter where you are. I picked up this chair specifically to take with me on multi-night […]

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REI Flash 45 Backpack

REI Flash 45 Backpack Review

The REI Flash 45 backpack is another iteration of REI’s Flash line of gear (which includes sleeping bags and pads as well as backpacks).  Its geared as a lightweight pack perfect for weekend trips or extended trips if you are an ultralight enthusiast.  This pack stands out for three reasons – its weight (just over 2 lbs.), […]

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REI Trail Running Gaiters

REI Trail Running Gaiters Review

Recently I’ve begun wearing gaiters more often than not when I’m doing pretty much any outdoor activity – from quick day hikes to hard core expeditions and everything in-between (I even wore them when I was gardening).  My feet get blisters very easily and I’ve found that the ability of gaiters to keep the dust […]

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REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchors Review

When you are anchoring a tent or hammock in the snow or sand traditional tent stakes don’t work very well.  Enter the REI Snow and Sand Tent Anchor system.  Essentially they are small parachutes that you attach to your guy lines and then burry in the snow/sand.  By providing a ton more surface area than […]

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