VIDEOS

We have some (obviously) self-produced videos on how to use the gear we offer for rent or sale. These videos can also be found on various product listing pages, educational articles, and/or category descriptions, but we've compiled them all here in one place for convenience. Keep in mind some of the gear featured in our videos may have been supplanted by a more current version or a different model, but the underlying concepts should be relevant. Our video host won't win any Oscars, but grab some Smores, sit back, and learn a thing or two about camping and backpacking with our rental gear! Some are big files, so it might take a moment to buffer and run . . . .

ABOUT TENTS

How to setup our car-camping tent models

Overview and comparison of our backpacking tent options

Individual setup instructions for several backpacking tents follow (note that models we currently rent may vary from these):

MSR Microzoid One-Person

Sierra Designs Lightyear One-Person

MSR Hubba One-Person

MSR Zoid 2 Two-Person

Sierra Designs Flashlight Two-Person

MSR Hubba Hubba Two-Person

MSR Missing Link


ABOUT BACKPACKS

A comparison between models; how to measure your torso; how to hoist without hurting yourself

Learn about women's backpacks

Learn about high-capacity backpacks

Learn about lightweight backpacks


ABOUT FOOD AND COOKING

A comparison of our cooking gear options – pots and pans

Show-and-tell about the two-burner propane stove for car camping

Show-and-tell about the MSR Pocket Rocket for backpackers

About bear-proof canisters for backpacking


ABOUT HYDRATION AND WATER FILTERING

How to use our backcountry water filters

About chemical water treatment options

Options for carrying water in the backcountry

About our water bladders


ABOUT SLEEPING GEAR

An overview and comparison of our ThermaRest mattress pad options and how to pack a mattress pad back into its stuff sack

An overview and comparison of our sleeping bags

Learn about our two-person sleeping bag

The difference between down and synthetic sleeping bags


ABOUT LIGHTING

Hands-free head lamps for backpacking

Battery lanterns for car camping


ABOUT BACKCOUNTRY NAVIGATION AND COMMUNICATION

Show-and-tell for our handheld GPS units

Show-and-tell for the SPOT personal rescue and communication satellite device

How to setup the SPOT Messenger online profile before you leave on your trip

Renting the SPOT for use in races and team events

Show-and-tell for the DeLorme InReach satellite device

How to setup the DeLorme InReach online profile before you leave on your trip


OTHER VIDEOS

How to use hiking poles

Comparison of bear canisters

Introduction to 2015 Hobie Kayaks

How to use Tyvek material in the wilderness

Compare sizes of gear for shipping or transport - how much space is the gear going to take?

Rent the comfortable, very lightweight backpacking chair

How to use and place an order on the LowerGear web site


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