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I believe in doing good in the world and purchase my gear from companies who feel the same. Unless otherwise stated, all TrailChick reviewed gear has been purchased, tested, scuffed up, and loved by me!

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Find outdoor meal planning a challenge? Boulder-based Trail Fork creates both pre-packaged and customized outdoor meals with simple, organic ingredients. Their packaging is 100% compostable and they also donate 1% of sales back to the environment.

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For me, coffee is the 11th essential on any backcountry trip and the GSI Outdoors Ultralight Java Drip has been serving me well for years! If you’re a fan of simple, delicious coffee, read on!

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My Trail’s featherweight 850 fill hyperlight down jacket is a bargain for $199! It’ll keep you toasty warm and packs up tiny for even the smallest of packs, making it perfect to take on any adventure!

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Are the StormTracker heated gloves from Outdoor Research worth their spendy price tag? Find out when I put them to the test!

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A great rain jacket is a must-have for adventures, especially in the PNW. On sale for $79, My Trail’s Storm UL rain jacket is a steal of a deal and its features, weight, and price make it one of the best options on the market!

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Solight Design makes beautiful origami-inspired portable, water-resistant solar lanterns that fold flat when not in use and are perfect for unique outdoor ambience, emergencies, or even camping! Solight donates a portion of sales to bring light to communities in need. They also make great gifts!

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The My Trail hyperlight tee shirt is lightweight, breathable, wickable, and comfortable and also comes with a UPF rating of 30 to protect you from the sun. I’ve used mine hiking, running, backpacking, and even paddleboarding and it’s become one of my favorite pieces of trail tested gear!

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Want to enjoy your summer on the water and get a great full-body workout while doing it? XTERRA inflatable paddleboards are made of high quality, durable materials. are easy to store and even easier to transport. There is no shortage of places you can take them!

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If you’re looking for a fantastic jacket you can use year-round both on adventures and just around town, Cotopaxi’s featherlight Paray jacket is a winner! It feels like tissue paper, barely tips the scales at 3 ounces, and is a perfect running shell and windbreaker that provides warmth, water resistance, and durability. I never leave home without it!

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Bear canisters aren’t usually anyone’s favorite piece of gear, but if you backpack, you’ll eventually have to use one! Here are details on where canisters are required as well as tips for choosing the right one and reasons why I picked the BearVault BV450 for my gear stash.

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