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Derek Hamilton

Derek Hamilton

Derek Hamilton is a rock climber, biker, hiker, backpacker and enthusiastic novice of many other outdoor activities. He understands the need for good gear and a great cup of coffee. To fund his gear obsession and outdoor pursuits, he writes for REI. He’s been a REI member since 2008.

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