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The Best Portable Gear at Outdoor Retailer Summer Market 2015

It’s no secret we love gear that’s compact, innovative and, of course, lime green. At every event we attend, we keep an eye out for portable equipment made for adventure that fits with our “Pack Small. Live Big.” motto. This year, we hit the floor of the Outdoor Retailer Summer Market in Salt Lake city to find some of the …

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Popticals at the Outdoor Retailer Summer Show

The Popticals team returned to Salt Lake City for this year’s Outdoor Retailer Summer Market! This year’s show was filled with great new products, outstanding booths and, of course, lots of paddle boards. Look for our post covering some of our favorite new gear finds coming soon. This year, Popticals inventor David Porter attended the show and demonstrated his creation. See …

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Scott Jurek Has Broken the Appalachian Trail Record

Scott Jurek, World renowned ultra-marathon runner, NY Times bestselling author of EAT & RUN and all-around outdoor superstar has broken the Appalachian Trail thru-hiker record! Jurek was able to complete the hike in a record time of 46 days, 8 hours, 8 minutes, finishing today around 2pm and beating the previous record by around 3 hours. Well done Scott, well …

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From Box to Boat in 5 Minutes: The Oru Kayak

We’re big fans of innovative compact gear and we love new products that fit with our “Pack Small. Live Big.” motto. Kayaks, although sometimes very lightweight, don’t come to mind when thinking of compact equipment. But the new Oru Kayak is a full-sized kayak that folds out from a portable compact case! The 12 foot, one person kayak called The …

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The Modern Guide to Leave No Trace

When camping, hiking or going on any kind of outdoor adventure, there’s a universally followed set of principals on how to maintain the outdoors for others known as Leave No Trace. Today’s wealth easily accessible information and incredible innovations in outdoor gear make Leaving No Trace easier than ever to the conscientious camper. Here are some tips on how to …

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The 11 Best Adventurers on Instagram

If you’re looking for the best adventure photos, look no further than your smartphone. More and more talented photographers and world travelers are making Instagram the main home of their work. These aren’t your average selfies with artsy filters; these are masters of capturing the essence of adventure and will inspire you to get outside! Here are 11 of our …

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The Most Popular Mountain Bike Trails in Every State

Mountain bike trail website singletracks.com has released their 2015 list of the most popular mountain trails in the United States. The list (and interactive map) features a state-by-state breakdown of the most popular trails, as determined by over 10,000 user reviews and ratings of the trails. Each state’s most popular trail has detailed information including length, difficulty, elevation and photos …