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Katadyn: Making Water Drinking Water

Katadyn offers a wide variety of water treatment options for safe hydration in the backcountry. They build reliable pump filters and purifiers, offer chemical treatments, and in recent years they’ve introduced some handy gravity and squeeze filters. As the distributor of SteriPEN, they also give backpackers the option of UV treatment.

LEKI DSS Antishock Technology Explained

LEKI’s Dynamic Suspension System (DSS) reduces the peak impact force from the pole striking the ground by up to 40%, protecting muscles, joints and ligaments. The DSS Antishock system is located right above the carbide tip of the pole, which effectively dampens vibrations for a controlled pole plant with each stride.

Outdoor Research ALTIHeat Technology

The Outdoor Research ALTIHeat technology uses a rechargeable, 3-stage heating system to provide up to 10 hours of added warmth for bitter cold weather when used at the lowest setting. Easy-to-use heat control at the press of a button on the back of the gauntlet allows the wearer to power the gloves on and off and adjust temperature settings.

Big Agnes mtnGLO Technology

Offering enough light to effectively illuminate the interior of the tent, the patent-pending Big Agnes mtnGLO technology integrates strands of LED lights directly into the tent seams. Durable and flexible, the strands hold up to the wear of pitching and tearing down. Easy-to-use push-button controllers allow you to toggle through on, off, and 50% brightness settings. The lights are powered by AAA batteries (not included) but can also be lit by any USB power source.