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Sierra Designs Night Watch CD

My favorite 4 season tent. At 7lbs, it's several pounds lighter than my Trango 2. It keeps me dry and comfortable in sub zero. The tent is comfortable in seasons… Full Review »

Black Diamond Orbit

A durable, little lantern that can add sufficient light to a tent or campsite. Good for car campers, kids, and those of us hikers who don't mind a little extra… Full Review »

Ruff Wear Quick Draw Leash

Disclosure #1: I received this leash from http://backcountryk9.com/ to test it out and review it, in my role as a brand ambassador. Disclosure #2: I liked this… Full Review »

MSR SweetWater Purifier System

I have used the SweetWater for three years now. It has always done a great job. When an internal mechanism broke from years of use, MSR promptly replaced it—no… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Trango 2

Excellent winter tent. Waterproof, bombproof, roomy, lots of pockets, big vestibules, heavy. The Trango 2 is a very durable and reliable tent. If I know I'm going… Full Review »

Inov-8 Roclite 286 GTX

A light, grippy, load bearing, excellent hiking boot. I can't imagine going back to heavy hot leather over engineered boots. Fit was perfect out of the box. Didn't… Full Review »

Petzl MYO 5

Though heavy by today's standards, this headlamp lasts forever and never breaks. I have been using this lamp for 4 years now. I have a lighter lamp but I keep going… Full Review »

REI Campware Cup

This is a lightweight, functional, and cheap cup that surprisingly has become my favorite one. It is a simple cup that meets all my needs, except when it is below… Full Review »

Hoka Men's Challenger ATR

I got the shoe in December to start incorporating them into training for the HURT 100 in Hawaii. They did great on the frozen trails and winter back roads of Maine. Full Review »

REI Downtime +10

Great feather bag. For the price it packs down small, weighs little, and is really comfortable. Great overall bag. Though some of the hardwear (zipper snap and… Full Review »

Raven Designs Gear Asgard A2

Lightweight, highly focused for weather, safety, and weight, tough little tent. Few frills, lots of design features. Very versatile. This review has been a long… Full Review »

The North Face Salamander 23

The Salamander is very well constructed, one of the biggest 2P tents I've used, has two great vestibules and double doors. A bit heavy by current standards. Great… Full Review »

Big Agnes Crosho SL

Warm, cozy, light, compact. Performs very well. I'm used to using two bags in Minnesota during the cold season since it often reaches -20° F  here in the winter. Full Review »

Feathered Friends Osprey UL 30

I highly recommend the FF Osprey for three-season use. This bag weighs less than 2 lbs for the long version, and I have been completely comfortable down to its… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear EV 2

A specialized mountaineering tent for use primarily at high altitudes, or where the user can expect to encounter sub-zero weather and/or arid conditions. It is… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Elite Rain Chaps

Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Rain Chaps (5 oz.). They are lightweight, without zippers… Full Review »

Jetboil Grande Coffee Press

The Jetboil Grande Coffee Press is a nice accessory, increasing the functionality of an already feature-rich MiniMo. It utilizes the infrastructure of something… Full Review »

Gear Aid Seam Grip

I've used Seam Grip to seal seams on $15 tents to $600 tents, new tents and old tents, with excellent results. Recommended for anyone that wants to ensure their… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Elite Cagoule Jacket

Simple, lightweight, packable, and good ventilation. I have yet to find any real negative to the Elite Cagoule (6.5 oz.). It is lightweight, without zippers or… Full Review »

Hammeck ENVY-S

This is a multi tool of a hammock that can be used year around. From the Hammeck Web site..... The Envy-S is our premium sewn-channel gathered end hammock, complete… Full Review »

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