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Durable lightweight packs that can carry a larger volume (and higher weight) expedition kit.

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A 22-ounce waterproof dry suit designed for packrafters with an eye towards saving weight and bulk on longer expeditions.

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Sure they look nice, but how do these clean, uncomplicated packs from new manufacturer Boreas handle the trails?

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Finally, a remote-canister stove without the extra weight.

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