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Paramo Fuera Ascent Jacket

This is a very light robust windproof with a DWR coating to keep off light showers. Totally multi-dextrous in use. I have used it for general wear, hiking, backpacking,… Full Review »

Pelican International Summit 100x

Perfect recreational kayak for those new to kayaking, with a great balance of features for the price point. I bought the Pelican Summit 100X kayak last summer after… Full Review »

Osprey Poco Premium

Lightweight and well designed. I don't believe there are any features that they didn't incorporate to make this pack perfect for hiking with a little one. My wife… Full Review »

Astral Bird Dog

Our dogs are out with us in canoes and kayaks 3-4 days per week, and we need a durable, safe, reliable life jacket for them to use. We were not too familiar with… Full Review »

Dirty Daves Short Knee Pads

Dirty Dave's Knee Pads are some of the best cottage industry caving gear on the market. Made by a caver, for cavers, DD Knee Pads are rugged, comfortable, and worth… Full Review »

Brunton Raptor

Excellent, durable performer that starts right up and gives a very consistent flame. The go-to pro compared to my first stoveand that is a"mini" bic A quarter,… Full Review »

Hi Mountain Hot Caramel Apple Crunch

We have not reviewed camping meals before. We kinda buy them to have as an easy take along for canoe camping, and we usually use brands that are common and well-known. Full Review »

Arc'teryx Bora 95

A tough, durable backpack designed to last forever! You can fit a vast volume of things in this backpack, so it's perfect for longer trips, i.e. not for ultralight… Full Review »

Outdoor Research ActiveIce Sun Sleeves

OR ActiveIce Sun Sleeves work well protecting the wearer from harmful UV rays, while keeping cool with ActiveIce technology. This product works well for everyday… Full Review »

Esbit Solid Fuel Stove & Cookset CS585HA

Simple little lightweight camping stove. Does not put out a lot of heat though. I have used a bunch of different backpacking stoves and while I was drawn to this… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Tri-Leg Stool

A great little stool for your backpacking trips. Not too heavy, but very durable. I bought one of these stools for myself when I was planning a backpacking trip… Full Review »

GSI Thrive 1 Person Set

This is a basic set of dish, bowl, cup, and utensils, which comes in a mesh carry bag. It is designed to facilitate eating with the dish on your lap. It is a nice… Full Review »

Osprey Atmos 65 AG

Combined with Osprey’s modern features like the removable lid, the “Stow-On-The-Go” trekking pole system, and the “Fit-On-The-Fly” hip belt, this pack… Full Review »

Silipint Half Pint

Originally thought of as a car-camping accessory, I’ve found many other uses for these cups in the backcountry. Great not only for car-camping and back porch… Full Review »

ZPacks Arc Zip 54L

On your way to being an ultralight hiker? Try the ZPacks Arc Zip Ultralight Backpack. A versatile and tough ultralight backpack that weighs only 20 ounces! About… Full Review »

Carlisle Magic Nylon

I am not a kayaker, but when I purchased a new solo canoe, it was suggested to me, that in addition to my regular canoe paddle, I look into getting a basic kayak… Full Review »

Granite Gear Virga 2

Lightweight, comfortable, great for overnights or longer trips if you pack light. Holds a surprising volume, though I wouldn't want to push the weight limit. Just… Full Review »

Terramar Men's Helix Crew Tee

A lightweight, inexpensive shirt, the Helix works well for many outdoor activities as it has a comfortable fit and breathes extremely well. On the other side, the… Full Review »

GSI Infinity Insulated Mug

This is a very smartly priced mug, insulated for cold or hot beverages. It is lightweight, durable, and has served us well for canoe camping and car camping trips. Full Review »

ProBar Bolt Energy Chews

Natural tasting chews filled with B vitamins and electrolytes, which are quite filling compared to other chews. I'd recommend these energy chews for trail runs,… Full Review »

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