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Thu, Dec 28, 2006

Year in Gear '06

Posted at 09:00 /shows/gear [link [Bookmark Link]]
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[Backpack Gear Test] This gear program is a wrap-up of Backpack Gear Tests's reviews of 2006. Steve asked the volunteer editors and moderators from Backpack Gear Test to pick their favorites; three replied: Ray Estrella1, Rick Allnutt2, and Jim Sabiston3. Out of more than a thousand reviews published on BGT this year, they recommended these:

  1. Nunatak Skaha Plus Down Sweater1
  2. Nunatak Back Country Blanket1
  3. Kershaw Rainbow Leek Knife2
  4. SureFire L1 LumaMax Flashlight3
  5. Trail Designs Caldera Cone Stove System2
  6. Suunto Vector Wristop Computer Watch3
  7. Six Moon Designs Essence Pack2
  8. Exped Wall Creeper Sleeping Bag3

Backpack Gear Test has more gear to review than reviewers. You can start out by reviewing gear you already own, and then you might be able to get other free gear to review. Read: How to become a tester.


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