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Tepui Expedition Series Gear Bag

Bomb proof fabric and excellent construction make this a great duffle for backpack travel protection or just hitting the road. A washable water resistant finish… Full Review »

Good To-Go Oatmeal

Yummy and different take on a classic backcountry breakfast. We have all eaten our share of oatmeal breakfasts in the backcountry. Many opt for the grocery store… Full Review »

Black Rock Gear The Original

Impossibly light and compressible. Good wind resistance and warmth. Hate how beanies make your head itch and tie your hair in knots? This may be your new favorite… Full Review »

Black Diamond Women's First Light Hoody

The Black Diamond First Light Hoody keeps me warm and toasty in the great outdoors. However, the PrimaLoft Silver Insulation Active synthetic insulation lacks the… Full Review »

SmarTube The SmarTube

I really wanted to like this product as I think the concept is great, but the bite valve included with the system has very poor flow when compared to other hydration… Full Review »

Vasque Men's Breeze 2.0 Low GTX

The Vasque Breeze 2.0 GTX is a very comfortable sport shoe best suited for hiking and lightweight backpacking. This is 4-star comfort with 2.5-star durability,… Full Review »

Fjallraven Water Bag

Excellent solution for water storage and carrying—lightweight, compact, and durable. Before purchasing this bucket I'd been using the Russian-made water bucket… Full Review »

Petzl Noctilight

Useful addition to a small Petzl headlamp, which turns it into a versatile lantern. Nice to have for those who need a night lamp or simply a soft light source in… Full Review »

Garmin GPSMap 64s

Solid successor of time-proven GPSMap series, made for extreme conditions. But the number of improvements over GPSMap 62s leaves much to be desired. The button-operated… Full Review »

Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag

The Patagonia Hybrid Sleeping Bag is an “elephant foot” style bag designed to minimize the weight a climber carries by insulating only the bottom half of the… Full Review »

Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks

Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks are a great option for day hiking and casual wear when your day includes hiking boots/shoes and casual footwear. Full Review »

Altra Women's Lone Peak 3.0

The Altra Lone Peak 3.0 is a trail shoe designed for a woman's foot and I recommend it for anyone looking for a wide, comfortable toe box and a lightweight shoe… Full Review »

Hydrapak Shape-Shift Reversible Reservoir

A unique folding opening makes filling easy and is leak proof. Shape-Shifts baffle gives the reservoir a slim shape. Plug-n-Play hose disconnects without removing… Full Review »

BSN Medical Leukotape P

Leukotape P has replaced moleskin as my material of choice for preventing blisters. I have always had tender feet and been susceptible to blisters, so I take preventive… Full Review »

Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee

If you’re looking for instant coffee you’ll do well finding Alpine Start. Upmarket of center, Alpine Start offers a boldness, a complexity of flavor not often… Full Review »

Matador Daylite16

Matador Daylite16 packable backpack is a decent, lightweight option for daily use or day hikes. It has a minimalist look, two zipper pockets, two outside water… Full Review »

Mountain Equipment Ibex Pant

Excellent lightweight stretchable soft shell pant suitable for hiking, backpacking, snowsports, and mountaineering. Water resistant and wind blocking, they are… Full Review »

Marmot Limelight 3P

Easy to set up and loved the inner ceiling net. Cold Friday night setup in the dark. I was testing this tent as a Ranger for The Dyrt at Bear Springs Group Campgrounds… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Chana Masala

Backpacker’s Pantry’s updated recipe of Chana Masala is a very flavorful and surprisingly filling dehydrated meal that has the perfect blend of Indian curry… Full Review »

Darn Tough Men's Vertex 1/4 Sock Ultra-Light Cushion

I don't know how Darn Tough does it, but I have put over 500 miles on a single pair of Vertex Running Socks, and they still look and feel great! It defies explanation. Full Review »

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