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Reviews & commentary: Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack

As third-party reviews and commentary about the Sierra Designs Flex Capacitor 40-60 Pack gets posted, I’ll be compiling them here. User reviews at For reviews from “regular” users, go here. Gear Junkie 2016 Gear of the Year We tested it, and not only does the pack expand and contract to maximize uses, but it […]

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Drop 4 oz from the ULA Catalyst in 5 minutes

In advance of multiple 2-, 3-, and 7-day guided trips this Fall — including some in locations where a bear canister is required — I recently picked up a ULA Catalyst. This pack is described as “the workhorse” of the ULA pack line; it offers 4,600 cubic inches of volume, a twin stay framesheet, and […]

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