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Celebrity Gear Outfitting – Katy Perry Edition

At Mountains Plus, we frequently discuss ideas for interesting blog topics. We also frequently watch Pop music videos (Lady Gaga, Backstreet Boys, Beyonce, etc.) at the office. This morning, we found ourselves doing both simultaneously (amidst Katy Perry’s “California Gurls“) and wondered, “If Katy Perry walked into Mountains Plus needing a tent, backpack and sleeping … Continue reading

The “Evolution” of Backpacking

I remember when I first started backpacking as a kid in the early-to-mid 70’s (I know, I know… that dates me, and I really don’t like thinking about it!).  My family had been backpacking for years, so as soon as I got old enough to carry a pack I got a hand-me-down Kelty external frame … Continue reading

Sleeping Bags, Essential Backpacking Gear!

Whether you are using it to survive a cold stormy night on the mountain or a warm balmy night in the woods, your sleeping bag can either make or break your camping trip. Backpacker has spent countless nights sleeping in them and testing them so that you can sleep with ease. Here is their ‘A’ … Continue reading

How to choose the perfect sleeping bag

Living in Seattle, there’s no shortage of outdoors enthusiasts; they’re everywhere. So it always amazes me when I run into someone claiming to be an avid backpacker who’s never moved beyond his $20 Walmart bag. While that type of “value bag” may work for someone who does the bulk of his camping in his backyard, … Continue reading

Hoka Mafate Crashes the Party!

The Hoka Mafate is crashing the minimalist running party.  With the book “Born to Run”, evangelizing about running barefoot by emulating the Tarahumara Indians.  The author, McDougall, indicates that the Tarahumara Indians have fun running and do it their entire lives with minimal injury. Crashing the party are two avid, intrepid French outdoorsman, strolling in … Continue reading

Backpacker Selects Weeklong and Weekend Packs!

The 2010 Backpacker Gear guide recently selected the Osprey Aether 70 and the Osprey Ariel 65 as the heavy duty workhorses for weeklong backpacking endeavors.  The long main compartment zipper provides convenient accessibility to your gear and the harness system provide a soothingly comfortable fit.  Select your backpack at a comfortable MPGear price. Also making … Continue reading

This Man May Already Be Sleeping In Your Bag!

Europe has created a sleeping bag test criterion that is slowing making its way across the Atlantic. Taking effect in several European countries, this criterion provides four temperature results: Upper Limit: the temperature at which a standard man can sleep without excessive perspiration. Comfort: the temperature at which a standard woman can expect to sleep … Continue reading

Nemo Nano Elite Tent Reviewed by Gear Junkie

T.C. Worley, of the Gear Junkie, posted a glowing review of the Nemo Nano Elite Tent. The tent was spotlighted, among other things, for its outstanding performance and popularity among adventure racers. You can read the review in its entirety here. And now that you’re eager to buy, you can purchase the tent (with a … Continue reading

Expresso, Espresso, Australia!

Hey, mates! Heading down under this week to Australia.  Should be a fantastic trip.  There is one thing I worry about when heading overseas, and that is the coffee.  So to ensure that I get me fix of the black gold, cupped lightning, liquid energy, morning thunder, I’ll bring my, never go anywhere without it, GSI … Continue reading

Backpackers Cookware Delight

MPGear has three material styles of hiking cookware on sale, all from MSR. First, there is the ultralight titanium cookware system, the Titan Mini cookware. Second, for those backpacking aluminum lovers, the Blacklite Classic Cookset.  Lastly, for those who need durable, heavy use backpacking pots, MPGear has the stainless steel Alpine 2 Pot.

Nemo Cosmo Air – Stylish and Comfortable

Remember the show Seinfeld? Of course you do. Surely, then, you’ll remember a wacky, yet lovable character on the show named Cosmo Kramer. Nemo’s Cosmo Air has nothing in common with Cosmo Kramer, but it was fun to think about Kramer for a moment, wasn’t it? Oh, that crazy guy… You know what the Cosmo … Continue reading

Mother’s Day Tent Sale!

The Mother’s Day tent sale at MPGear has just been activated.  If you are looking for a tent for your wife, your mother, or your family, now is the time to get shopping. For a limited time, and you do realize that Mother’s Day is only a couple days away, MPGear has reduced the price … Continue reading