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Gear Lab

We took durability testing to the extremes, so you would know which gear lasts–and why.

PACKS
 
If a backpack can survive road rash at 60 miles per hour, it can handle any backcountry abuse.
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TENTS 
Who wants a mountain tent that buckles under pressure? Not us–so we subjected four to a powerful series of tests.
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BOOTS 
To survive mixer-tough mountain trails, get Old World craftsmanship.
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SLEEPING BAGS
When you lose loft, you lose warmth. Ergo, the most durable bag is the one that bounces back best from 3,989 pounds of compression.
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