Gear of the year

Since I started working with Six Moon Designs five years ago it was always a bit of a mystery to me why more hikers weren’t familiar with the lightweight cottage gear company. Ron Moak started the company before most of the ultralight movement hit mainstream, and the products were well designed and much more affordable than some of the alternatives on the market.

So it is awesome to see some of the recognition coming out… This year with Backpacker Magazine’s “best of” award for the Lunar Solo tent!

It’s my new tent too this year, and I practiced setting it up on a recent trip to the Oregon Coast Trail last month.

I used the Deschutes tarp on the CDT in 2015, and it’s the same set-up, but with mosquito netting in a fully enclosed tent. Mint!!! I can usually ignore the bugs, but sometimes you just need to totally get away from the blood suckers, so I am excited to have this one-person tent to add to my collection.

I also started using their new Minimalist backpack too.

Stay tuned as I put the gear to the test this year… And check out their full lineup when you have a chance:

And for a one-time 10% off coupon code use GoWild12 at checkout

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