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Review: Optimus Crux Canister Stove

Optimus Crux

The Optimus Crux is the smallest, lightest stove we’ve ever seen. When folded, it easily fits in the palm of your hand. It’s pretty obvious why this stove might appeal to anyone trying to make their bags lighter. We’ve been testing it out and we’ve found both good points and some quirks to this little […] Read More »

Exped DownMat 7 & SynMat 7 Review

Exped SynMat

We’re happy to leave a lot of things behind when we go bike touring but a good night’s sleep isn’t one of them. Recently, we had the chance to test out Exped’s SynMat 7 and DownMat 7 sleeping mats, to see if they were as comfortable and warm as people have been telling us. Read More »