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Osprey Exos 58

This is an excellent light pack for UL backpackers who can go for 7 days with a starting load under 30 lbs. (2014 model) This would make a great thru-hiker pack. Full Review »

Bear Naked Peanut Butter Energy Bar

Basically a moist peanut butter no-bake cookie in energy bar form. At a lower cost than most, it is a fine alternative to other energy bars, but nothing screams… Full Review »

Open Country 3 Cup Hard Anodized Pot

After years of using 1-quart pots for solo cooking I have discovered that 3-cup pots are all I really need. Why heat nearly 4 cups of water when 3 is all you need? Full Review »

Grand Trunk Nano-7

Grand Trunk's Nano-7 is an ultralight hammock that is well-made. However, this user found the dimensions too small to be of any value to me. I would recommend this… Full Review »

Mile High Mountaineering Salute 34

This daypack has many features that give you the versatility to store your gear in many configurations for your next adventure. If this is your first pack I would… Full Review »

Montane Super Terra Pants

These are rugged outdoor pants which can be used for many different activities. Durable, yet stretchy, Montane’s Super Terra Pants are comfortable in fit and… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

Got these in the Yosemite mountain shop and walked around the valley for two days taking pictures. A little scrambling to get in position for some shots of climbers… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Minalist Jacket

Minalist Jacket incorporates the latest Dry Q Elite fabric ,which keeps you dry inside. Asymmetric full length zipper and short expansion zipper keeps the chin… Full Review »

Millet Radikal 32

Great little climbing pack. Enough room to spend a night out rough and to bring all your toys with. Stable enough for climbing and biking while fully loaded. The… Full Review »

The North Face Fuse Uno Jacket

The North Face Fuseform Uno is a lightweight (12oz), 3-layer HyVent Alpha, alpine designed shell which boasts an industry changing innovation dubbed FuseForm. In… Full Review »

Salomon S-Lab X Alp Carbon GTX

Good for three-season mountaineering from trail head to summit. Now you don't need approach shoes any more. Light is fast and fast is safer. Review The weight and… Full Review »

Pat's Backcountry Beverages Carbonator Bottle

This is a product for those for whom a little extra expense and a little extra weight is money well spent and weight well carried if it can produce the comfort… Full Review »

Tubbs Men's Flex ALP

I will review my shoes, the 24 inch model, but my husband has the 28 inch version, and his review is the same as mine...we love these snowshoes! We have found them… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Big River Dry Sack

Sea-to-Summit's 35 liter Big River Dry Bag is a voluminous stuff sack that is good for situations where keeping gear dry is top priority. While this reviewer is… Full Review »

Bergans Men's Tufto Pants

Except in the case of extreme cold or heat the Tufto Pants do everything I need pants to — from hiking and climbing to skiing and biking. Over the years I have… Full Review »

MSR Elixir 3

Wonderful tent! Having been in Boy Scouts for many years and majoring in Wilderness Leadership in college, I have used many different styles and brands of tents… Full Review »

Koflach Degre

Fantastic for what it is built to do. I just got back from a 5-day excursion in Northern Ontario. These were the only boots/shoes I brought. When not needed for… Full Review »

Lowe Alpine Contour IV

Durable, stable, comfortable, durable, easily adjustable (older version, not the new one). Bought the old one barely used maybe 20 years ago. Used to go to the… Full Review »

Zippo Windproof Lighter

Old reliable — it's been in pockets all over the world in all situations for nearly a century. Zippo's wick lighters, the 'windproof' lighters, have been used… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Unisex Desert Pine 20

A solid and affordable starter bag that performs ably. Full disclosure: I've had mine for closing on five years now. Take this review both as a testament to its… Full Review »

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