In This Issue
Backpackers, hikers, and climbers have always relied on reusable water bottles. But, with health concerns about some plastics making the news, many are wondering, is that old plastic bottle safe, or is it leaching chemical compounds?
Bill Straka reports on his December 2007 photo safari and Kilimanjaro hike.
Read about new kids' gear, packable dishes, pants with their own climbing harness, the first recycled and recyclable soft shell, a solar headlamp, and more from January's Outdoor Retailer Winter Market.
Do you have a favorite -- or least favorite -- piece of gear? Write a review.
Join the conversation: all this and much more in the Trailspace forums
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Find clothing and gear up to 55% off at the Rock/Creek winter blowout.
Backcountry.com's semi-annual sale includes 12,000 products at up to 70% off.
At Patagonia's Winterfest selected merchandise will be 30-50% off until February 21.
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