Kraig and Dave on The Adventure Podcast frequently recommend products. Matador
As I travel much of each year, I use
nearly every day on those trips. Often it carries my laptop and other essentials for short trips. packable daypacks
Often I use it to carry my daily groceries.
has replaced my my Sea to Summit Matador Freefly16 Ultra-Sil® Dry Day Pack. The Matador is slightly heavier and bulkier, but much more robust and full-featured.
This 16 liter backpack is built from waterproof Cordura® with sealed internal seams and sealing zippers. Incredibly light and seriously equipped, Freefly16 is ready for whatever’s ahead.
Unpacked 17in x 11in x 8in
Packed 4.75in x 2.75in diameter
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Zion Narrows Top-Down
Photo Steven Shattuck 2017 AT A GLANCE
in Utah’s Zion National Park
16 miles (25 km) from Chamberlain’s Ranch to Temple of Sinawava June through October best months
chasm up to 1,968 ft deep and 20 ft wide walk in water about half the time
9 – 13 hours. Confirm the time of the last shuttle out of the park!
a long, tiring day or you can camp overnight. Be aware that there are only 12 campsites available and they book quickly. Start as early as possible if you are doing it in a day.
Permit is required water walking shoes, long hiking stick and dry gear recommended
National Park Service closes the hike when flow rate is over 150 cubic feet per second (cfs). And might close it at any time in case of Flash Flood Warning.
Read more on our
. Zion Narrows Information page
I use an
Ursack on every overnight trip — except where a Bear Vault is required.
In fact I have two Ursacks and have carried both on longer trips for greater capacity.
Next time I need to replace one of those I’ll go with the best of their product line, the
. Ursack AllMitey
Spectra (ballistic polyethylene), Kevlar
Ursack recommends using an
odour-barrier bag as a liner (sold separately).
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posted a superb and comprehensive guide for ladies who might be called … CARI PATTISON height impaired.
Here she is with two thru hikers who will take
far fewer strides each day.
Power to Petite Hikers!
I purchased the pack online from
Hyperlite for US Shipping to Canada was an additional $40. $365.
With the pack I also ordered a small Pod which fits inside without wasting any space. I put it on the bottom with light items including clothing.
NOT inexpensive. 😕
That said, after my
first overnight hiking trip, I’m very happy with the Windrider.
light (32oz) but not as light as my usual
Virga 2 (18.5oz)
incredibly durable waterproof
finally! expandable to 55L plus 3 big mesh pockets
Many on the PCT this year were carrying the white version. I much prefer
I’d say it’s the best looking lightweight pack available right now.
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Aug 16-18, 2019 near Bridge of the Gods.
Pacific Crest Trail Days (an event produced by Outdoor Viewfinder), is a 3-day summer festival that celebrates outdoor recreation, with a focus on hiking, camping, and backpacking.
Attendees are able to learn about outdoor products from exhibiting sponsors, participate in activities, games & presentations, win awesome gear at the raffle, watch a series of films, and get great deals at the Gear Expo….
Nalgene is 70 years old.
classic is still my water bottle of choice.
They are selling limited edition
70th anniversary bottles for USD $11.54.
Or you can
enter the contest to win one.