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Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

Very lightweight and great for solo or two-person backpacking. Overall, I really like this tent so far. It is light and packs up quite small and is also quite easy… Full Review »

Darn Tough Team Micro Crew

Hiking or running, these socks will keep your feet comfortable for miles and miles. Highly recommended! My wife got me these socks as a Valentine's Day gift...don't… Full Review »

Benchmade 940 Osborne

An excellent, lightweight knife with a reasonable blade length and a unique tip design. The 940 Osborne is great for everyday carry, and is best suited for light… Full Review »

SmartWool Men's Hiking Ultra Light Mini

After dismissing this sock as sub-par, I have a new found appreciation of them. They are not a great hiking sock, but they are pretty decent for running and cycling. Full Review »

Rossignol SOUL 7

Does nearly everything brilliantly. There was a time when I took three pairs of skis with me to the mountains: piste, powder, and touring skis. Each was ideal for… Full Review »

Hamhock Outdoor Gear Feed Bag

This product has me super stoked. Not only does it keep your hands from getting burned while cooking backpacking food, but it keeps the food warm until the very… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Mountain Light XT 3-Person Tent

We actually have a prior year's model (rust and light grey), which supposedly has been improved for this year's green model. Hard to imagine how they could improve… Full Review »

Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto

This is a fresh, healthy, and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. While the recommended re-hydration period is quite a… Full Review »

SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit

A good fire kit for anyone who may need to light a fire—camper, backpacker, hunter, or stranded traveler—especially under adverse conditions. Just familiarize… Full Review »

MSR MicroRocket

I'd love to tell you something bad about this stove, but I can't. This spring/summer I have been using the Micro Rocket as my go-to stove in an effort to lighten… Full Review »

The North Face Tadpole 2

This tent is based on the ever popular Tadpole. The design is a definite improvement over the regular Tadpole mostly in the weight dept. It is also designated as… Full Review »

Petzl e+LITE

A functional headlamp for weight-conscious backpackers, who don't do a lot of night hiking. This lamp has been my go-to backpacking light for a few years. It isn't… Full Review »

Asolo Men's Khumbu

Excellent boot all-around. Excellent traction in all terrain, completely waterproof. Comfortable and cool. Very good impact resistance, very well-made boot for… Full Review »

Sterno Folding Stove

A real back pack-able solution to your food cooking problems. A simple folding design that folds flat for easy carrying. Stove will hold a heavy pot. Front door… Full Review »

Katadyn Pocket

This product, although one of the more robust filters I have used, is by far the easiest to field maintain and produces a significant higher flow rate (1 quart/min)… Full Review »

The North Face VE 25

Represents a legacy of quality and customer satisfaction that I've maintained for over 35 years. My first NF tent was the original Oval Intention which came out… Full Review »

Snow Peak GigaPower Auto

If you're think you're too old-school to go with a canister stove, put your scruples aside. I finally gave my Svea a break and started packing this lightweight,… Full Review »

Grivel Salamander

A very comfortable helmet that has multiple sizes available. A great helmet for ice climbing, rock climbing, and mountaineering. Comes in multiple colors. This… Full Review »

Spyderco Squeak

A slipjoint knife that is legal almost anywhere. The quality is excellent! I've been carrying this every day for a few months, and I love it. The color is pink,… Full Review »

Deuter Aircontact 75+10

The Deuter Aircontact 75+10 pack is a great pack. It is a very comfortable pack with tons of features. The suspension is great and can carry a very heavy load comfortably. Full Review »

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