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REI Flash 45 Pack

Nicely balanced pack designed with comfortable features for a fast weekend trip or ultralight getaway. While designed for overnighters, could easily be used for… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry

The Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry is great little backpack that is 100% waterproof. I do a lot of canoeing and try to keep the number of packs to a minimum,… Full Review »

Klymit Inertia O Zone

While I enjoy this product and find it comfortable, there are compromises that must be made to meet the low weight of the product. Best for Summer, Spring, Fall… Full Review »

Edelweiss Discover 8 mm

My new favorite rope for glacier travel. ME: So, you carry the tent and stove and I'll carry the rope?"┬áPartner who hasn't seen the rope yet: "That sounds fair."… Full Review »

Old Town Trip 10 Deluxe Angler

Excellent low-cost recreational kayak. This kayak is really nice for flat water and slow moving rivers. My wife and I are are new to kayaking and these were our… Full Review »

TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

Overall, the Deuce of Spades is a cleverly designed latrine trowel that is incredibly lightweight, very strong, and takes up a very minimal amount of space. Makes… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Meramac 2

For the price, this two-person tent is a good value. It is easy to set up, relatively lightweight and spacious enough for two people with some gear. I would buy… Full Review »

UnTapped Maple Packets

Untapped All Natural Athletic Fuel (which I will call "UnTapped" for the remainder of this review) might be one of the simplest energy supplements out there. It… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Flashlight 1

Lightweight roomy tent with some cool innovations. Not easy to set up and suffers from condensation issues. This was my first backpacking tent. I bought it primarily… Full Review »

Easton Rimrock 1

Inexpensive well made tent that packs well. Slightly confusing pole setup, but it becomes easier with practice. I bought this tent on clearance from REI for $100. Full Review »

Coghlan's Biodegradable Camp Soap

It's a handy, portable, fairly effective soap. Easy to transport, not very messy, doesn't smell too bad and isn't too harsh. We got the chance to try this soap… Full Review »

Kelty Tuck 20 / EN 22

Warm, comfortable bag that performs as rated, with convenient features usually associated with more expensive gear. I paid $89 for the Kelty Tuck. At that price,… Full Review »

Vasque Men's Sundowner GTX

Great looking boot that performs well: this boot will do just about everything and do it well. I've owned the Vasque Sundowners before, and loved them, but as I… Full Review »

Mountainsmith Six Pack

Although it has a slightly misleading name, the Mountainsmith Six Pack is a lightweight, collapsible cooler that has much more room than for just a 6-pack. Best… Full Review »

Perception Expression 11.5 Kayak

Great multi-purpose boat for those of us who can only afford one boat. Suitable for a variety of situations, though probably not the ideal boat for any. I live… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

Excellent! Comfortable, rain-proof, bug-proof, easy to set up and take down. Me: 210 lbs. Female, 30 y/o. You don't have to be old to want to sleep soundly in the… Full Review »

Osprey Daylite

This is a very lightweight pack, easily adjustable for either of the two us of, who are of very different sizes! Best used for short day hikes or winter activities… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Safari Deluxe Asym Classic

Ideal for those who have struggled with sleeping on the ground. The Hennessy Safari is made for those of us that are on the larger side. Perfect for rough or uneven… Full Review »

Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short

So many great features combined into one awesome pair of shorts. The Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Shorts are now my go-to shorts for numerous activities. I received… Full Review »

Sea to Summit X-Set 2-Piece

Unique and innovative products that fill the niche of collapsible dishware, this two-piece set includes the X-Bowl and X-Mug. This is a good solution to increasing… Full Review »

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