[Pictures] 2018 SMD Gatewood Cape

Hey all,

I was recently at the Six Moon Designs office hanging out with them for a couple of days when their shipment of their new 2018 Gatewood Cape finally arrived from whatever port it came from.

After giving their staff some time to get the goodies out of the boxes, they let me grab one of each of the two new color capes and two of the old ones so I could take some side-by-side pictures of the new vs old.

They released this new version of the Gatewood Cape on March 07, 2018.

Below are the pictures – and thanks to the SMD staff for letting me take – and share – these pictures, even before they were released.

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[Released] Vargo Outdoors ‘ExoTi AR2’ Backpack!

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Earlier this morning, March 03, 2018, our good friends over at Vargo Outdoors released their second generation ‘ExoTi’ backpack, called the “ExoTi AR2“!

In almost every way the ExoTi AR2 is the backpack that many of us Vargo backpack fans have been waiting for!

The first generation of their “ExoTi” lineup, the ‘ExoTi 50‘, has been a backpack that has gone with me on numerous trips when I was in need of a larger volume backpack.

Of course, before the ExoTi 50 was the ‘Ti-Arc‘, a backpack that was loved by some and questioned by most others. None the less the ‘Ti-Arc’ set the groundwork for a new generation, a new evolution, of the modern day lightweight external frame backpack.

The Ti-Arc had a few initial things that needed to be changed, which Vargo addressed with the ExoTi 50. Now, with a second generation of the ‘ExoTi’, they have once again listened to their customers and made some changes.

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[Announced] Six Moon Designs ‘Minimalist’ Backpack!

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Some OMG exciting news today from the folks at Six Moon Designs!!

A new backpack called the “Minimalist” was just announced. It is, as I am reading things, SMD basically taking their previous, and well-known-to-be-too-damn-heavy backpacks, and getting the weight down to be closer to many of the other comparable backpacks on the market these days… yet still using their ultimate class-defining, and what I feel to be the finest load weight distribution on the market, harness suspension system.

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[Released] Locus Gear ‘Djedi DCF-eVent Dome’ Shelter

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The shelter that some of us have been waiting a few years to see hit production has just been launched!

The team at Locus Gear, just a matter of a few minutes ago (around 10 pm, PST, GMT-8), updated their website to debut the Djedi DCF-eVent Dome 2 person shelter!

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They are releasing it in two versions, with and without a front mesh inner door.

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Sawyer Select Water Filters and Purifiers

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Greetings Adventurers!

Our good friends have introduced a new series of bottled water filters and after some initial use of them I wanted to share a bit about them. They are being branded as “Select Water Filters and Purifiers” with the term “Select” being part of their new “Select Foam System“, which means that beyond just the Sawyer filter on top of the bottle, these new filters have foam filters inside of them!

Through the use of Foam Adsorption Technology, in partnership with a company called Foamulations LLC, the combination of the foam filters and the Sawyer filter provides a double whammo on protecting you from unsafe water!

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