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I believe in doing good in the world and purchase my gear from companies who feel the same. Unless otherwise stated, all TrailChick reviewed gear has been purchased, tested, scuffed up, and loved by me!

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Solight Design makes beautiful origami-inspired portable, water-resistant solar lanterns that fold flat when not in use and are perfect for unique outdoor ambience, emergencies, or even camping! Solight donates a portion of sales to bring light to communities in need. They also make great gifts!

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The My Trail hyperlight tee shirt is lightweight, breathable, wickable, and comfortable and also comes with a UPF rating of 30 to protect you from the sun. I’ve used mine hiking, running, backpacking, and even paddleboarding and it’s become one of my favorite pieces of trail tested gear!

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Want to enjoy your summer on the water and get a great full-body workout while doing it? XTERRA inflatable paddleboards are made of high quality, durable materials. are easy to store and even easier to transport. There is no shortage of places you can take them!

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If you’re looking for a fantastic jacket you can use year-round both on adventures and just around town, Cotopaxi’s featherlight Paray jacket is a winner! It feels like tissue paper, barely tips the scales at 3 ounces, and is a perfect running shell and windbreaker that provides warmth, water resistance, and durability. I never leave home without it!

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Bear canisters aren’t usually anyone’s favorite piece of gear, but if you backpack, you’ll eventually have to use one! Here are details on where canisters are required as well as tips for choosing the right one and reasons why I picked the BearVault BV450 for my gear stash.

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Whether you’re on the trails or just walking around the city, the Ruffwear Roamer leash is a must buy for any dog owner! Its durable and ingenious stretch webbing design gives your dog room to roam and provides an easy to grab traffic handle for pulling your dog in close.

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The simple and rugged Luzon Del Día daypack made by Cotopaxi is great for urban adventures, hikes, road trips, and travel. Even better, the colors of each pack are chosen by its maker which guarantees no two packs are alike! Made from recycled nylon, the sales of this pack help fund sustainable poverty alleviation and make the world a better place!

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What if I told you that the most amazing piece of outdoor gear I own is a tubular piece of headwear made by Buff® USA? Crazy, right? Not only can a Buff be worn numerous ways, but the inventive uses you can find for it are endless! Read on to find out why a Buff should be one of your 10 essentials.

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Solar power sure has come a long way! Need a lightweight, portable, rugged little charger to keep your small devices powered on the go? Check out my review of the Goal Zero Nomad 7. It’s packed with great features!

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Weighing in at 2lb 5oz fully packed, the Big Agnes Fly Creek UL 2 is one of the lightest 2-person tents on the market. If you’re looking for a fantastic ultralight backpacking tent and aren’t afraid of spending a little extra cash to get it, I give the Fly Creek UL 2 a very enthusiastic TrailChick approval!

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