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The HoverGlide free-floating backpack may be the future of carrying tons of heavy crap outside.  

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It’s fall, and for me, that means hiking and camping in the Sierra Nevada, an epic expanse of foothills and mountains that begin in my backyard in northern California. There’s nothing quite like hiking through the cool, crisp air and navigating the same terrain that pioneers, gold miners, and adventurers trekked through hundreds of years ago. No matter where you are, a short camping trip or foray into the woods, hills, or mountains offers an escape from the technology-saturated world we live in.

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The Punisher himself carries a GORUCK GR1, so you automatically know that there has to be something uniquely badass about this brand. The all-American, all-weather, all-climate GORUCK bags are fiercely loved by so many military members — especially those within the Special Forces community — and have been lauded by The Washington Post, Men’s Health, The New York Post, and The U.S. Army. But when I tested out the GORUCK GR1 and GR2 for Task & Purpose, I found that the bags aren’t just made for the Rambos and Frank Castles of the world — they’re bags for everyone, and can be used anytime, anywhere due to the bags’ sleek and minimalist style, comfort, durability, and practicality.

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