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Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O Fly Evo Pullover

It stops ALL wind, all snow, keeps out a surprising amount of the cold, breathes exceedingly well, sheds light rain, and, if it gets wetted out in a heavier rain,… Full Review »

The North Face Women's Denali Thermal Mitt

These mitts make a nice liner to a waterproof shell. They're also quick, and easy for an all-purpose "on the go" hand cover. I've used the North Face Denali gloves… Full Review »

Trail Designs Caldera Cone System

The most efficient, lightweight, simple stove option out there. Though, there is a slight learning curve, and keep it out of the wind. I've been doing more solo… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's R4 Jacket

Plush, good looking, comfortable, warm, and windproof. What more could you want in a fleece jacket? I've had my R4 for about 12 years. It has been put through the… Full Review »

Stohlquist Men's Amp

Best drysuit I've ever owned. This is my second Stohlquist drysuit, and it's a replacement for a Stohlquist Multi-Sport that I got on sale nearly 10 years ago. Full Review »

L.L.Bean Trail Model Hunting Pack

I love this pack! I use it for day hiking and snowshoeing, and I carry lots of stuff in my day pack (first aid, emergency gear, dog supplies, extra clothes), and… Full Review »

Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid

I love my Lowa boots. They are comfortable, light, reliable, and great looking. Rating: 4 1/2 stars Source: Purchased new from RiverSports Outfitters retail store… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Thermostatic Jacket

Very light mid-layer jacket for active outdoors use. Mountain Hardwear recommends it for climbing and hiking. Can also be used as a standalone jacket, provided… Full Review »

Empire Wool and Canvas Company Boreal Shirt

This is the most awesome piece of winter clothing I have ever had! Made from 100% wool blankets, it is seriously warm...even when wet. The hood is intelligently… Full Review »

Faber North Cliff

A good snowshoe aimed at the recreational market, but that is both reasonably priced and packed with features. It is also designed AND made in Canada. A very good… Full Review »

Louis Garneau Men's Blizzard II

The Louis Garneau Blizzard II snowshoe has excellent flotation and traction. Its BOA binding system is easy to use with gloves and cushions the whole front of your… Full Review »

Leki Corklite

The Leki Corklite trekking poles are light, strong, and especially well suited for wet weather trekking as the grips don't absorb water and the wrist straps dry… Full Review »

Vibram Men's FiveFingers TrekSport

I purchased these as a bit of an impulse. I wanted something to protect my feet at a slippery boat launch, and as I live in a small town these ended up being the… Full Review »

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO

Light and spacious for a 1P tent. I've been searching for a 1P tent that balances space with weight. This is the one. Fairly taut tent without guys¬†Side entry… Full Review »

LED Lenser H7.2

These are great headlamps. The new LED Lenser H7.2 and the upscale H7R.2 bring even brighter adjustable top range illumination. The new LED Lenser H7.2 replaces… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho

The Therm-a-rest Honcho Poncho is an indulgent piece of gear that can shed rain and help keep you warm as a garment or convert into a blanket for more supine endeavors. Full Review »

Garmin Oregon 600

The Garmin Oregon 600 a versatile touchscreen GPS. With the addition of topographical maps, it's an invaluable aid when hiking and backpacking. The Garmin's Oregon… Full Review »

John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Hiking Boot

There are very few craftsmen left in the world who can make a boot like John Calden. If you do a lot of backcountry hiking, your feet deserve a pair of these boots. Full Review »

Eddie Bauer Men's Superior Down Parka

Extremely warm, high quality, luxurious parka, at an amazing price. This is the best parka I have ever owned. I was looking for an Air Force Parka, and it was hard… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18

Very lightweight and sleek pack perfect for day hikes, especially in tight bush. I bought this pack to replace my old Asolo light day pack. I use two different… Full Review »

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