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1. HoverGlide
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2. Solamigo
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3. Bulletproof Backpack

4. SystemG
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/systemg/systemg-the-most-versatile-gaming-backpack-for-eve?ref=discovery&ref=discovery&term=backpack

5. COMPCOOLER
https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/compcooler-hydration-body-cooling-backpack#/

6. Inrigo Camera Bag
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/oliversun/inrigo-camera-bag-intelligently-waterproof?ref=discovery&ref=discovery&term=backpack

10 Stylish, Modern Basic Backpacks


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3:24 Glyph Atom Raid Hard Drive http://bag.gg/GlyphRaid

4:28 Bellroy Classic Backpack http://bagworks.co/bag/the-classic-backpack-from-bellroy/

7:32 Lexdray Rome Pack http://bagworks.co/bag/lexdray-rome-pack/

10:05 Lexdray San Diego Pack http://bag.gg/LexDray

10:19 ISM “The Classic” http://bagworks.co/bag/the-classic-backpack-from-ism/

13:33 Gud Daypack http://bagworks.co/bag/gud-daypack/

16:17 Baron Fig Backpack http://bagworks.co/bag/baron-fig-backpack/

18:17 Diamond Brand Belay Backpack http://bagworks.co/bag/diamond-brand-belay-bag/

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24:05 Trakke Bannoch Backpack http://bagworks.co/bag/trakke-bannoch-backpack/

27:43 Qwstion Small Pack http://bagworks.co/bag/qwstion-small-pack/

29:45 Aer Daypack http://bagworks.co/bag/aer-work-day-pack/

30:26 Waterfield Bolt Backpack http://bagworks.co/bag/waterfield-bolt/

31:08 Minaal Daily http://bagworks.co/bag/minaal-daily/

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School Backpack, SKL Galaxy Bag Unisex School Bag Collection Canvas Backpack


Enhanced version,premium durable canvas fabric

Durable lightweight backpack: high quality soft material (Polyester); smooth zippers; stain resistant; perfect size; ideal for service as bookbag, rucksack schoolbag, casual daypack for daily use at school, weekend getaway.

Comfy. Lightweight construction for easy carrying. The top grab handle offers quick grab-and-go mobility. Padded back panel ensure cushioning comfort. Ergonomic adjustable, padded shoulder straps keep the pressure off.

Very Pratical for your laptop,umberella,books,stationary,lunch,wallet etc

Perfect gift for teen girls,back to school accessories

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BACKPACKS in the Item shop… Fortnite ITEM SHOP [August 29th]


New BACKPACKS in the Fortnite ITEM SHOP August 29th

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Rocky Mountain National Park (Colorado) Backpacking – Grand Lake CDT Loop – September 2016


For my final ‘big’ western US backpacking trip of 2016 I went solo to Rocky Mountain National Park to take on the 30-mile Continental Divide Trail loop that starts in Grand Lake, Colorado.

I’ve always wanted to do a backpacking trip in RMNP but it’s never made it to the top of the list, primarily because they don’t allow dogs in the backcountry. But doing it as a solo trip made that possible in September 2016. I chose the Grand Lake ‘CDT Loop’ because it’s popularity makes it a good candidate for one of my videos, and because it is one of the few ‘natural’ multi-day loop hikes that RMNP offers.

This was a rough one, and quite a learning experience for me. I re-learned basic lessons about wearing enough clothes, drinking enough water, eating enough food, and paying attention to the trail and your body. And because I piled one mistake on top of another, in conditions that will slap you down when you make mistakes, I learned what real fear feels like. Fortunately the weather was perfect and the trails easy when I hit the low point or it could have been much worse. The 6-mile above treeline stretch on the Grand Lake CDT Loop is no joke!

Similar to my other recent backpacking videos, this one is also roughly one hour in length with a 10 minute slide show at the end. It is meant to be an ‘immersive’ experience that allows you to come along with me on the trip. If you aren’t interested in ‘riding along on my shoulder’ for an hour of video, just skip to the last 10 minutes of still pictures and you’ll get a good overview of our trip.

Still Camera: Nikon D700 with Nikkor 20mm f2.8 lens
Video Camera: Canon Vixia G30 with Rode Stereo Videomic Pro
Video Editing Software: Sony Vegas Pro 13
HDR Software: SNS-HDR Pro

Music:

“Already There” and “Learn to Fly” by Josh Woodward. Free download: http://joshwoodward.com/
“These Moments” by Nicolai Heidlas

Backpacking and Outdoor Cooking


I head out with my dogs to backpack and cook up delicious food. We anticipate a thunderstorm.

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Under Armour Under Hustle 3.0 Backpack


UA Storm technology delivers an element-battling, highly water-resistant finish

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The North Face Jester Unisex Outdoor Backpack


Sternum strap with buckle with whistle

Hook for the light of the bicycle, reeds in the pockets for water bottle and shoulder straps with reflective elements that offer total visibility.

Flex Vent suspension system with compression molded shoulder straps and padded, lightweight mesh back panel with dorsal ventilation channel

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Backpacking Checklist || REI


Lots of people ask, “what should I bring backpacking?” There are many decisions to make when you’re packing for a trip into the backcountry, and in this video Miranda shows you what she brings in her pack. Check out the video, and find our handy, printable backpacking checklist here: https://www.rei.com/learn/expert-advice/backpacking-checklist.html

Backpacking Around Indonesia


One month trip around Java, Bali, Lombok and Sumbawa.
Surf, Bikes, Volcanoes, Beaches and good vibes!

Special thanks to HTC for providing us with smartphones!

Music by Broke for Free

Additional music by Audio Network

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Under Armour Hustle LDWR Men's Backpack


UA Storm technology delivers an element-battling, highly water-resistant finish

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5 COOL BACKPACKS YOU NEED TO SEE 2017


There are many Backpacks in the market but not all of them are as cool as these cool backpacks .In this video there are different types of backpacks either for school ,travel or for your laptop .

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1. BLACK EMBER MODULAR BACKPACK
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2. GoBag
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3. Deck Hook
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4. Visvo
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/visvo/visvo-a-new-generation-of-tech-filled-backpacks
5. ClickPack Pro
https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/clickpackpro/the-clickpack-pro-anti-theft-backpa

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How to Choose a Backpacking Water Filter || REI


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Backpacking Alaska 4K: Resurrection Pass/Chugach National Forest


This is a 4 day backpacking trip in Alaska’s Chugach National Forest. We started near the town of Hope, and went south along Resurrection Creek up to Resurrection Pass, and then down towards the town of Cooper Landing. It was roughly a 38 mile hike, and we had lots of rain.

Father Daughter Backpacking To Remote Wilderness Lakes For Brook Trout / RZR 1000 / Tentbox


Father daughter backpacking with Ila to high country remote wilderness lakes for brook trout fishing. We used a Polaris RZR 1000 to get us up the difficult, bumpy access road to the trail head where we opened the comfy TentBox roof top tent which you can get a discount on here: https://www.fireboxstove.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=tent&product_id=350

We had a great time in Wyoming’s backcountry in search of the best brook trout fishing spots and some quality time together! We had a lot of fun and ate good food cooked over a wood flame on the Firebox Nano modified into the Overkill High elevation stove. Here’s a link to the kit which allows two Nano Stoves to be stacked into the Overkill Beast: https://www.fireboxstove.com/index.php?route=product/product&keyword=overkill&product_id=190

I also used this trip to test our new Firebox Ultra Cook Kit. Here’s a link to our pre order page: https://www.fireboxstove.com/index.php?route=product/search&search=firebox%20ultra%20cook%20kit

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Backpacking and Campfire Cooking


I head out into the woods with Monty to cook up a feast meant for a caveman.

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Lightweight Spring Backpacking Gear List – 22 Pounds w/ Food and Water


Every backpacking trip you go on is bound to have variations in gear that make each load out different. That is the case with this weekend headed to Southern Utah to hike the Boulder Mail Trail and Sand Creek in Escalante, Utah. This time I have the ability to share gear like my stove, cook pot, tent, and more. This allows for a lighter overall pack weight and makes it so necessary amounts of gear aren’t taken as well.
Key items in this lightweight backpacking gear load out are:
– Hammock Gear Burrow Econ 40 degree
– Paria Outdoor Products Zion 2p
– Exped Synmat UL sleeping pad
– Waymark Gear Co Thru 40L Pack
– MSR Whisperlite Stove
– Arcteryx Cerium Jacket
– Hydroblu Versa Flow Filter

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Backpacking Glacier Nat’l Park | A 6 Day Trip July 2018


This is a 6 day backpacking trip in the upper northwest corner of Glacier National Park starting at Lower Kintla Lake, traversing Boulder Pass to Lake Francis and ending at Bowman Lake. We experience a wide range of weather activity from rain and SNOW during the first half of our trip to hot, humid summer conditions on the second half of the trip. Also, a number of obstacles in our path including downed trees on the trail and snow fields. Will the rain and snow effect our plans/itinerary? Watch to find out…

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A Cot for Backpacking? – Go-Kot Camping Cot Review


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Today Luke is reviewing the Go-Kot Camping Cot which was most recently seen in the Military Surplus Overnight Adventure.

Link : https://youtu.be/V9sx2_WfnRY

Link : https://store.campingcot.com
Price : Reg. $150 EL. $180
Sizes : 2 sizes; Regular 74” long / Extra long 84”
Colors : Peacock Blue, Coyote Brown, Gray, Navy Blue, Red, Green, Black and more.

Assembled: 26″W x 74″L x 8″H

Carrying Bag: 8″W x 28″L x 3″H (Included)

Weight: 9 lbs.

Made in the USA
Capacity: 350 lbs.

Review :

Pros :
Truly excellent design.
Lightweight compared to many outdoor cots.
Small form factor.
Can be carried for backpacking purposes
Excellent materials.
Good length and width
Very stable
Easy to put together.
Easy to take down.
Provides lots of support for those which back, hips and knee issues.
Recognizable brand as they have been around since the 70’s.

Floor guards are included. For this type of money they should be included and I am glad that they are. They are meant to protect hardwood floors and tent floors.

Cons :
Even though there are more expensive cots out on the market this one isn’t cheap but it is made with top notch materials and it is made in the USA.

Even though it is lighter than a lot of cots, it is still heavy at almost 10lbs. When getting the details ready to film this video I saw a review on Amazon that stated that it’s so light that it;

“it doesn’t add hardly any weight to our backpacks!”
That’s complete rubbish as you WILL notice 10lbs of weight in your pack but; for that ten pounds you are getting a very comfortable cot to sleep on.

The cordura material is rough to sleep on; not a problem if you are inside of a sleeping bag but not the most comfortable if you have just a blanket.

Summary :
I didn’t think I would like the Go-Kot as much as I have and that’s based on my previous experiences with other cot products.. I have military cots, cots from other companies and in most cases they aren’t products that I would really recommend for numerous reason but the Go-Kot is different.
It’s a very smart product which features a truly ingenious design which I haven’t seen before.
While it isn’t the cheapest cot, it is by far not the most expensive. Cots can be expensive with prices going up into the $300 range when it comes to backpacking models.
This cot is very easy to put together and easy to take down; can be done in a minute. This is important because some cots can be hard as FUNK to put together…I have some which literally require two people.

The Go-Kot isn’t the lightest but when you factor in a balance of weight, price, ease of use and durability, it hits all of the important marks for a great cot.

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Taipei Taiwan Travel Guide for First Timers


If you are planning a trip to Taiwan for the first time, there are several areas worth visiting to make the most of your trip. While there are multiple beautiful, historic areas, the following are my personal favorites for Taipei travel. Please feel free to use this as a sort of personal Taipei travel guide when planning your Taipei vacation.

Taipei 101

We start our Taipei tour at Taipei 101. This is a skyscraper located in the Xinyi District. In 2004, it was listed as the world’s tallest building at 1,671 feet. It held that title for 6 years until the Burj Khalifa in Dubai eclipsed Taipei 101 in 2010. The tower boasts 101 stories and features an outdoor observation deck on the 91st floor like the Empire State Building in New York City where you can see beautiful views of the surrounding areas.

The bottom five floors of Taipei 101 feature a luxury shopping mall with upscale shops such as Burberry and Louis Vuitton. On the 88th floor indoor observatory, you can see the 730-ton mass damper, basically a giant ball that acts like a pendulum to counteract the buildings sway during high winds. Without this damper, people on high floors can actually suffer from motion sickness from the constant swaying of the building! Taipei 101 is a city icon that is visible for miles across the city. Every New Year’s, Taipei 101 attracts tens of thousands of visitors to see its spectacular fireworks display.

Ximending Shopping

If you are into shopping, you can’t go wrong with Ximending. This is the shopping area in the Wanhua district of Taipei and is considered to be the fashion capital of Taiwan. On weekends, Ximending streets are closed to traffic and becomes a pedestrian shopping mall. The area is popular with street performers of all types and, because it is a hotspot, you can catch celebrities hosting small outdoor concerts, album launches, and other events.

Ximending is also famous for its “Theater Street” where there is a concentration of several movie along Wuchang Street. For history buffs, though, the most famous theater in the district is the Red House Theater which was built in 1908 during Japanese occupation and is still an operational theater with regular performances.

Yangmingshan National Park

If beautiful sights are what you look forward to when travelling, then I can’t recommend Yangmingshan enough. It is the largest natural park in Taipei. Yangmingshan is great for hiking and has numerous trails that can last an entire day or just a couple of hours. Popular trails include Seven Stars Peak which will take you to the highest peak in Taipei at 1120 meters (3600 feet) or see the stunning waterfall of the Juansi Waterfall Trail.

Each February through March, Yangmingshan is the site of the Yangmingshan Flower Festival when several varieties of flowers such as azaleas, camellias, and especially cherry blossoms reach their peak bloom. Every evening of the festival, cherry blossom trees are illuminated for a particularly romantic sight. Visitors can also have lunch and dinner at one of many restaurants such as The Top or Grass Mountain Chateau for spectacular vistas of Taipei below.

Between the beauty of the cherry blossoms and the views of the city, Yangmingshan is a well-known romantic spot for lovers all over Taipei. From April to May, when calla lilies reach full bloom, you can pick your own lily flowers for only a few dollars at one of several flower farms.

Lastly, don’t miss out on Yangming Shuwu, also known as Yangming Villa, the beautiful summer retreat of the late president Chiang Kai-shek. Yangming Villa house and gardens are maintained as they were when occupied by Mr. and Mrs. Chiang. The house is a two-story traditional Chinese home, with reception rooms and offices on the first floor and the Chiang’s personal residence on the second floor where their paintings and personal photographs are still displayed. The gardens are especially beautiful in the Spring when the flowers are in bloom. As a bit of trivia, it’s been noted that several bushes are planted in bunches of five – to symbolize the “5-star” rank of General Chiang.

National Palace Museum

Next, we find ourselves at the National Palace Museum which opened in 1965. If you love history, this is the place to be! National Palace Museum has a humongous collection of 700,000 permanent exhibits of Chinese Imperial history and artwork that spans over 2000 years plus prehistoric Chinese artifacts and artwork that dates to the Neolithic era, or better known as the “Stone Age”.

The most popular item in its collection is the Jadeite Cabbage. Carved during the 19th century, it is a piece of jadeite that has been shaped to resemble a head of Chinese cabbage and has a locust and a grasshopper camouflaged in its leaves. Legend says the sculpture is a metaphor for female fertility, with the white cabbage stalk representing purity, the green leaves of the cabbage representing fertility, and the insects representing children.

Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Another historically significant landmark on our trek to learn about the history of Taiwan is the Chiang Kia-shek Memorial Hall. This is a national monument that was built in honor of former Republic of China President Chiang Kia-shek. The memorial marks the geographic and cultural center of Taipei. It is the most visited attraction by foreign tourists. The pagoda style memorial hall has a presidential library and museum on the ground level.

The main hall features a large, seated statue of Chiang Kai-shek, much like the Lincoln Memorial in Washington, D.C. The memorial hall and its surrounding Liberty Square plaza encompasses 60 acres and includes many ponds and garden spaces. The plaza also houses two of Taipei’s performance art buildings, the National Theater and the National Concert Hall.

Beitou Hot Springs and Public Library

My favorite place to visit while in Taiwan is an area called Beitou. Beitou is a mountainous district north of Taipei City and is most known for its hot springs and its magnificent public library. The mineral waters from the many natural geothermal vents in Beitou are famous for their healing and therapeutic properties. An entire industry of hot springs bathhouses and hotels have sprung up in Beitou offering aroma therapy, massages, and hydrotherapy. There are a lot of places where tourists can soak their feet in the hot springs stream. Be sure to visit the Hot Springs Museum. When it was built in 1913, it was the largest public bathhouse in Asia at that time. Today, the museum offers a glimpse at its bathhouse facilities and Beitou’s history.

Next, visit the Beitou public library. Its wooden structure that fits seamlessly into its Beitou Park setting. Through use of eco-friendly features and design, the library is Taiwan’s first “green” building. The library opened in 2006 and was built to reduce the usage of water and electricity. To do this, architects used large windows to allowing in natural light and a solar panel roof to provide the electricity needed for operation. Also, the library collects rain water to be stored and used to flush its toilets.

Tamsui Fisherman’s Wharf

Our final stopping point is Tamsui. Tamsui is located on the western tip of Taipei and our favorite place was the Fisherman’s Wharf. We learned that not only do the restaurants that dot the Fisherman’s Wharf boardwalk provide the freshest seafood available, it also provides breathtaking sunset views. Fisherman’s Wharf still functions as a harbor for local fishermen and they proudly provide harbor for 150 vessels! Our favorite walk is across the “Lover’s Bridge” pedestrian bridge, named as such because it opened on Valentine’s Day 2003.

Its architecture resembles a sailing ship’s masts. It was about a 3-minute walk across the bridge, which at sunset is magnificent. Lover’s Bridge is also a great place to catch the yearly fireworks show and concert that the city hosts each year to celebrate Chinese Valentine’s Day (which occurs in August and not February 14th). Another way to experience Tamsui is to take a ferry from the Tamsui Ferry Pier and disembark at the Fisherman’s Wharf. The ferry is a cheap way to see terrific views of the Tamsui waterfront. A one-way fare costs only $2 USD and takes only about 15 minutes.

Though our Taiwan vacation seems to have been over in the blink of an eye, it was amazing! While there is so much more to see, we feel we made the most of our travels in Taipei. I hope that your trip proves to be just as educational and encompassing as ours.

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Wind River Range (Wyoming) Backpacking – June 2018


Travis and I got back together in June 2018, and joined up with my son, Christian, to take on the Wind River Range in Wyoming. I’d been wanting to do a hike in the ‘Winds’ since I first started backpacking so when Travis and I started planning for a 2018 western trip the choice of a destination was easy.

We knew that June is early for any hike in the Wind River Range, and 2018 had been a high snow year in that region of the country. But Travis had been staying in touch with the outfitter in Pinedale, Wyoming throughout June and they sounded hopeful that our planned route would be passable by the time we started hiking. We wouldn’t know for sure until we arrived in Pinedale.

Unfortunately, upon arriving we found that the snow was still deep on the passes on our planned route and, worse, the rapidly melting snow was causing the lakes on our route to be many feet above the trails that ran along their shores. So we opted to go with plan ‘B’, deciding to start out of the Big Sandy Trailhead and hiking in an entirely different area of the Winds from our initial plan.

Snow didn’t turn out to be a factor on our hike, but mosquitos sure did! Travis had warned me in advance to bring my bug head net, and I’m sure glad he did because it ended up being our most valuable piece of gear for the trip. I’ve backpacked in some ‘buggy’ places, but nothing could remotely compare to what we encountered on this trip. Thankfully we found two exposed campsites, both with great views, and there was a healthy wind for much of the time we were in camp which made it bearable. But when the wind died down at night and in the early morning… wow!

The trip didn’t end up being anything close to what we planned, but it was still a great trip. I found that all of the Wind River Range is spectacular, and even though we didn’t get to the iconic destinations like Titcomb Basin and the Cirque of Towers the places we did get to, and the views we experienced along the way, were breathtaking. And it just gives us a reason to go back.

For those who have watched my other videos this one is done in the same style – a little under an hour in length, intended to bring the audience along for the ride, and with a still picture slide show with music at the end. If you just have a few minutes just skip to the end and enjoy the pictures.

Equipment / Gear List:

Still Camera: Nikon D810 with Nikkor 20mm f1.8 lens
Video Cameras: Canon Vixia G40 with Rode Stereo Videomic Pro, GoPro Hero 6
Video Editing Software: Vegas Pro 15

Pack: ZPacks Arc Blast 52l
Shelters: Nemo Meta 2P tent (me), Warbonnet Blackbird hammock (Christian)