Tagged With price

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Is it the fuel? Not really. Even though giant passenger jets do guzzle down fuel at a ridiculous 2km per gallon — seriously, they need 8l of jet fuel for every mile travelled — there areso many people on an aeroplane that the fuel cost gets split down to a much more reasonable price: a per person fuel efficiency of 169km per gallon. That's good! So why is flying so expensive? It's everything else.

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The ultimate way to stay in contact with your friends while in the wilderness? This Garmin Rino 650T allows you to track each other's positions and communicate by voice or text, outside mobile service. It's a GPS tracker and trail guide that also lets you talk with your friends over 5km away.

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Meet my new favourite backpack. At 48 litres, the REI Traverse is just the right size for shorter trips, secures its load so tight that it's silent, makes room for oddly-shaped equipment and provides ample airflow across your back. All that for just $250.

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With the ability to automatically switch between spot and flood depending on where you're looking and also automatically adjust light output according to the distance that needs illuminating, this smart headlamp from Petzl is the first of its kind. Is it worth its $149 asking price?

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Earlier this year we told you about a new generation of tents that are ditching the traditional domes and triangles for an all-new shape: cubes. And man, you guys found some flaws in that idea. Will the roof pool rain or the sides collapse in high wind? We took one backpacking in Yosemite to find out.

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I'm writing this with a sore back and exhausted from not getting enough sleep over the weekend. Hammocks lure you in with the romantic appeal of above-the-ground, free swinging sleep, then pounce on you with a poorly insulated, biomechanically painful design.