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from Overlander Sports



Osprey Pack Fitting and Size Guide

Finding the right pack and change your trip and experience. Overlandersports and Osprey want to ensure that you are fitted, balanced, and comfortable all the time, whether you’re carrying a heavy multi-day expedition pack to a day/hydration pack. Below are some online tips and tricks to help you make a selection but at Overlanders, we always

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Osprey Pack & Reservoir Care and Maintenence

Packs Standard Maintenance + After each trip be sure to clean out your pack thoroughly. + Use mild soap, warm water and a soft brush to clean zippers often to prevent them from failing. + If your pack is wet, hang it to dry. + Loosen all the straps. + Wash your pack if dirt, sweat,

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Fjällräven G-1000 Material Guide

One of the world’s best outdoor fabrics G-1000 is Fjällräven’s own hardwearing and versatile fabric, a well-proven outdoor classic that will prepare you for all types of adventures, in all climates all year round – from the tropics to the polar regions. The densely woven fabric (65% polyester and 35% cotton of the highest quality)

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Easy Care Instructions for Gore-Tex Outerwear

Before laundering your garment, zip the front closure, pockets and pit zips completely, and fasten all flaps and straps. Be sure to follow the garment manufacturer’s instructions to ensure high performance.  WASH Machine wash on a warm permanent press cycle (105º F/40º C) using a small amount of liquid detergent. Rinse twice, minimize spinning to

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Backpacking Checklist

The Essentials Map Matches – in waterproof container Compass Fire starter Sunglasses and sunscreen Knife Food Repair kit Headlamp/flashlight Trip plan – left with a friend First-aid kit Whistle Water Clothing Hiking boots Rainwear or outer shell top/bottoms Gaiters Short-sleeved shirt Socks (liner and outers) Insulating hat Base layer top/bottoms Pants Insulated top Shorts Long-sleeved

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Cleaning & Waterproofing your Footwear

Overlander Sports is pleased to offer its customers the full line of Granger’s Products to help keep your footwear working better for longer. Their advanced proofers help keep the water out while conditioning and nourishing the leather, keeping your feet dryer and extending the life of your boots & shoes. How to clean using Granger’s

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Cleaning & Waterproofing your Outerwear

When you buy a new jacket it’s amazing how the water just runs off of it. This happens because of the durable water repellent treatment (DWR) that’s applied during manufacturing.  But dirt, oil and normal household detergents will, over time, mask the DWR, causing the outside of the jacket to absorb water, or what we

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