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Ruff Wear Ridgeline Leash

This is a lightweight leash, with a stretchable, bungee type aspect, which allows the dog to roam a bit without pulling on your arms. This is a compact, easily… Full Review »

MSR PocketRocket

When I first received the PocketRocket I was a little disappointed it didn't have a piezo ignition. After having used it in countless hikes against other stoves,… Full Review »

Tarptent Rainshadow 2

Excellent ultralight, waterproof, fast to erect tent. Used ~dozen times so far on backpacking trips and Boy Scout 'trailer' camps. No complaints. Sets up faster… Full Review »

The North Face Tadpole 2

Fine little tent! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a sturdy backcountry two-person tent in the four pound range. North Face tents used to be the most innovative,… Full Review »

Exped Orion

Not a 4-season tent! Excellent spring/autumn tent. Too hot in summer, too unstable in winter. Setup: It's a really easy setup. The last pole might snag a little… Full Review »

Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt

A nice example of an old expedition bag from the Seattle Outfitter. The bag has some very unique and useful features to give it great versatility. I think when… Full Review »

MSR Women's Revo Ascent

MSR has created a good all-around 'shoe which uses spans from a beginner to a serious snowshoer. Its flex, fit, grip, and heel lift bar create a solid product for… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Bora 95

Great large capacity pack that is excellent in cold wet/snowy weather. I've put this pack through some interesting situations. Once, I wanted to camp out on an… Full Review »

Mammut Lithium Z 8 Pack

Nice little daypack for fast & light endeavors. This is a nice little daypack for your fast and light adventures; nice, but not perfect I've never owned a Mammut… Full Review »

Sherpa Adventure Gear Shankar Belay Jacket

Super light, super warm, super awesome. I'm 5'7" 140 lbs. Small is a snug fit, medium leaves me room to layer in super cold weather. I've had this for two winters… Full Review »

Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+

Large single compartment, no frills, no extras, water resistant pack. Does the job well but offers little in access points. Fit: Fits well and fits a variety of… Full Review »

Sport Kilt Men's Hiking Kilt

Traditional Scottish kilt styling in material suited for trekking, hiking, and walking. Material dries quickly. Cooler and reduces chaffing. Wear at home or on… Full Review »

Osprey Crescent 85

Great pack for extended trips. Places majority of weight on the hips. Very comfortable and very durable. It is my current go to pack. Fit: Form fitted foam for… Full Review »

Gregory Stout 35

Great hiking, climbing, overnight or travel pack. Beautiful design and color scheme. Nice fit and larger than expected. This is for the large size. First, the pack… Full Review »

Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

Tough, tough, tough! Lightweight and many grab points, and is shock-corded. Wow, this is one tough and variable leash! This is my second one as the old design used… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Night Watch CD

My favorite 4-season tent. At 7 lbs, it's several pounds lighter than my Trango 2. It keeps me dry and comfortable in sub zero. The tent is comfortable in seasons… Full Review »

Black Diamond Orbit

A durable, little lantern that can add sufficient light to a tent or campsite. Good for car campers, kids, and those of us hikers who don't mind a little extra… Full Review »

Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

Disclosure #1: I received this leash from to test it out and review it, in my role as a brand ambassador. Disclosure #2: I liked this… Full Review »

MSR SweetWater Purifier System

I have used the SweetWater for three years now. It has always done a great job. When an internal mechanism broke from years of use, MSR promptly replaced it—no… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

Excellent winter tent. Waterproof, bombproof, roomy, lots of pockets, big vestibules, heavy. The Trango 2 is a very durable and reliable tent. If I know I'm going… Full Review »

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