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Dustin Christensen

topo designs y-pack review

Topo Designs Y-Pack Review

The Y-Pack is a fundamentally simple bag, but it holds up as well as Topo Designs' larger, more rugged packs. Its streamlined focus on the essentials makes it affordable and functional: an ideal combo for day trips and weekend ramblin'.

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topo designs klettersack review

Topo Designs Klettersack Review

The Topo Designs Klettersack is a throwback that salutes mountaineering while working well in the city. Here's how it did in our reviews and field tests.

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Featured Arizona Side Trips

Beyond the Interstate: An Interview with the Author of Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips

“People who live in Arizona have easy access to some of the most extraordinary landscapes on the entire planet,” says Rick Quinn, “and I’m continually amazed by how few Arizonans take advantage of more than a tiny fraction of their options.” Rick is the author of the new book Arizona and New Mexico: 25 Scenic Side Trips, a guide to road trips that start and end at Interstate highways but take travelers into the heart of what makes the Southwest so captivating.

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arizona waterfall hikes

21 Must-See Waterfall Hikes in Arizona

Arizona has more than 100,000 miles of river, creek, and stream. Many of those are seasonal and intermittent, and countless others have been permanently changed or lost by manmade diversions and dams. What remains offers plenty of watercourses to explore, and when we’re lucky, waterfalls.

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11 Waxed Canvas Woodworking Aprons Built to Last

Effort means getting your hands dirty, and for some folks – woodworkers, baristas, barkeeps and the like – the apron is an iconic staple of workwear. Few fabrics hold up as well as waxed canvas, which has been used in sailing cultures for hundreds of years, making it a no-brainer to handle all sorts of dirt, grime and grease.

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