Cascade Mountain Tech News

What is a Monopod and Why You Need One?
September 27, 2021

What is a Monopod and Why You Need One?

What is a monopod? Well, the short answer is - it's the ultimate multi-purpose piece of hiking gear. The long answer is - it's the gear you wish you had when you've found yourself in the backcountry in one of the most stunning backdrops you've ever seen, but a selfie won't cut it, so the only way to get the perfect shot is by turning your trekking pole into a Monopod . . . still confused? Let's break it down.

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What to Know When Choosing a Backpacking Water Filter
August 24, 2021

What to Know When Choosing a Backpacking Water Filter

Backpackers and campers alike will agree a water filter is a must have when on the trail and in the backcountry. Eliminating the need to pack in gallons of water to stay hydrated, a water filter provides all the fresh, drinkable water you need without adding much extra weight to your pack. If you don’t already have a backpacking water filter, this blog will illustrate why it is an essential to always keep around.

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Introducing the New Hammock Chair
August 02, 2021

Introducing the New Hammock Chair

In the world of outdoor gear there were hammocks and there were chairs, two completely separate items with completely separate uses. No longer is this the case. The miracle of modern science has brought these two beloved camp staples together in a hybrid blend that offers any gear closet an upgrade in comfort: the camping hammock chair

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Cascade Mountain Tech Staff Picks
December 08, 2020

Cascade Mountain Tech Staff Picks

When looking to buy new gear, you want to make sure you are getting the inside scoop and authentic reviews of people who really know the product.  Nobody knows CMT gear better than our hard working and uber-knowledgeable staff.  These folks touch, use, dissect and ponder these pieces of gear daily.  So, we extracted their deep-seated knowledge to bring you the CMT staff’s “Staff Picks”.  These are their favorite products and the reasons why. 

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hiking with trekking poles
September 08, 2020

Choosing Trekking Poles: Aluminum or Carbon Fiber

You’ve likely seen trekking poles made of two main materials: aluminum and carbon fiber, and you've likely found yourself asking, "What's the difference between these two?" and "What are the tradeoffs and benefits of each?" In this piece we’ll answer these questions, and more, so you can find the trekking poles that are perfect for your adventures.

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What to Know When Buying a Cooler for Camping - Car Camping Cooler
March 24, 2020

What to Know When Buying a Cooler for Camping

When it comes to buying a cooler, it’s important that you get the very best camping cooler for the money.  Premium cooler technology has become widely available to the point where you can get elite performance without putting a chill through your bank account.  But what features really matter?  What should you be looking for when shopping for a camping cooler?  Do you need to break the bank or can your camping adventures be fully supported by an affordable rotomolded cooler?

Here are the features to know as you shop for your cooler and why they’re important.

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walking-hiking-stick
March 20, 2020

How to Choose Walking Hiking Sticks and Trekking Poles

When hitting the trails for a nice long walk or hike, many adventurists want to know if they should use a walking hiking stick or trekking poles and how to choose the right one.  

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Lightweight Folding Camping Chair
March 19, 2020

Don’t Forget to Pack Lightweight Folding Camping Chairs

It’s worth your time to check out some quality lightweight folding camping chairs as you prepare for your next camping trip.  Camping is always so much fun and a great way to get away and spend time with friends and family on an affordable adventure.  The kids always love it and never seem to mind being unplugged, which is one of the greatest benefits these days. Exploring new places with a license to get dirty is healthy without them even realizing the benefits they’re gaining from the fresh air.

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How to Make the Most of Your Super Cooler
July 22, 2019

How to Make the Most of Your Super Cooler

So you’ve finally updated your cooler by ditching your cheapo ice chest for something a bit more rugged and capable of ice retention. Congratulations! But how can you make the most of your super cooler? Breathe easy, because we’re about to drop some ice-cold knowledge to get you through summer’s heatwave.

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Hiking Trekking Pole Poles 3K Carbon Fiber with Cork Grip
August 13, 2018

Introducing the 3K Carbon Fiber Trekking Pole

At Cascade Mountain Tech, we now have over 10 different trekking pole options. Choices range to offer varying grip options, shaft materials, and overall construction methods. Our new favorite trekking pole is the premium 3K Carbon Fiber Quick Lock with Cork Grip.

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