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Gear Guide 2014: Kitchen Gear

Cook for a crowd with these backcountry kitchen gadgets.

Gear Guide 2014: Women's Apparel

Who says form follows function? Our female testers rate their favorite clothes.

Gear Guide 2014: Climbing Gear

Get up that rock safer and faster with gear approved by Climbing Magazine.

Gear Review: EMS Traverse Tent

See why this dependable year-round shelter shined with our testers.

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Gear Review: Arc'teryx Beta LT Shell Jacket

Durability in a light package make this jacket shine.

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Gear Review: Black Diamond Equipment Anthem Backpack

Our team loved this stabilty of this pack for carrying skis and tools, and raved about the back panel that zips open.

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Ask Kristin: Big, Light Sleeping Bag

I am 6'7'' and an active outdoorsman year-round. Which 20-ish degree bag has the most shoulder space and is still rather light?

Help! Allergic to Wool!

I'm allergic to wool (and sheep) and even "no itch" merino is itchy, especially when I'm sweating. What are good non-wool baselayer alternatives? Thanks!

Help! Sand in My Multitool

Ever since my backpacking trip in Canyonlands, my multitool had been gunked up with sand. I've scrubbed it with a toothbrush and run it through the dishwasher, but there's still grittiness whenever I open the tools. What can I do?

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Gear Review: Arc'teryx Beta LT Shell Jacket

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Q.} I am 6'7'' and an active outdoorsman year-round. Which 20ish degree bag has the most shoulder space and is still rather light?
Submitted by: Chris - Gambrills, MD
A.} To get the best answer for your question, I went to two BACKPACKER staffers who can relate: Jon Dorn and Ben Fullerton, both 66. Here are a few of their three-season picks.

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