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Ontario Geardo

I’m Mike Chan. A Torontonian, born and raised, but lucky to have spent a lot of time in my youth further north where there are lots of lakes and forests. I got into bags, half because I kept needing different solutions for carrying whilst hiking and camping, and half because […]

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RunUltra

I’m Alice Morrison. I am Scottish but am currently living full time in Morocco. I came to run the Marathon des Sables and liked it so much I stayed. I am the Editor of ultra running website RunUltra and I am a full time adventurer and author. What kind of […]

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Black Sheep Adventure Sports

I’m Monte Johnston, a full-time Skiing, Mountaineering & Climbing Guide based in Squamish, BC. After graduating university with an engineering degree he found he wasn’t satisfied only chasing his passion for the mountains on weekends or in the evenings. This led me away from working behind a desk into a […]

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Midwest Basecamp

I’m Kovas Palubinskas. Born and raised in Southern California, I now live near a Lake Michigan beach in Indiana, nestled in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. I’ve always loved gear of all sorts and with that, bags that can comfortably store and shlep that gear around. Besides reviewing the bags […]

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The Travel Tester

I’m Nienke Krook, a Dutch travel blogger living in London. As a kid, I really grew up as a ‘Travel Tester’, because my grandfather was a travel writer who covered topics such as lightweight travel, survival in the wild and camping with the family. Our holidays were always filled with […]

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Traveling Salseros

My wife and I are two full-time engineers, currently based in Gainesville, FL, with a passion for dancing, traveling, and really cool travel gear! Whenever we’re not working we love to use any vacation days or long weekends that we have to travel to different countries and dance salsa. These […]

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Life in the Saddle

I am Tim Wiggins, an endurance cyclist, involved in all aspects of the sport: from long distance bike touring, to multi-day road races. Bags are a natural part of touring, travelling and racing on a bike: you need them to carry kit both on and off the bike. In addition […]

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Shutter Muse

I’m Dan Carr, a professional outdoor photographer and photography educator from British Columbia in Canada. I have a lot of photographic equipment with me every time I leave my office, and it all needs to be carried in a variety of bags that suit the situation and location. Since I […]

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Anthony Awaken

I’m Anthony and I run AnthonyAwaken.com where I review a lot of outdoor gear, photography equipment and things of that nature. I have run a creative studio (AwakenDesign.com) for 11 years as well, hence the name; “AnthonyAwaken” 😉 I’m from the Central Kentucky area (pretty close to Tennessee). I have […]

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The Alpine Start

My full name is Rafal Andronowski; most people just call me Raf. I’m based out of Calgary, Alberta, about an hour from the Canadian Rocky Mountains. I’m a complete gear head so the more involved I got with climbing, the more backpacks I accumulated. I currently have about twenty backpacks […]