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Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite Plus

This is a very light compact comfortable mattress. Rolls into a small package for easy storage in pack. Great for long haul backpacking trip or just the weekender. Full Review »

Salomon Men's X-Scream

Transitioning from road to trail is a tough thing to do for a shoe. The Salomon X-Scream does an incredible job of providing rugged support for trails yet a smooth… Full Review »

Kershaw Freefall

This is a great every-day-carry (EDC) knife. It is an assisted opening knife with a very smooth action. It's sturdy and robust, and still small enough to tuck away… Full Review »

Salomon Women's Techamphibian 3

This is a fast drying water shoe great for hiking or cycling. I originally got these for hiking the Zion Narrows trail a couple of years ago. They worked great… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Moab Waterproof

Solid shoe great support. Walking through wet grass and waterproofing held up. You will give up breathability to get waterproof, but if that is what you are looking… Full Review »

Black Diamond Cosmo

This is an inexpensive, yet reliable headlamp, that suits most needs for hiking, camping, and evening walks. It has a few quirks, but the basic function operations… Full Review »

NiteCore SRT7 Revenger

A do-it-all flashlight that is as bright as the sun. Right size, the right features, and an all around perfect flashlight. I am not a flashlight aficionado, but… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Barefoot Trail Glove

A very expensive water shoe that takes a long time to dry. Covers your bare feet enough to protect from the elements. The ankle material/fit allows for a lot of… Full Review »

JanSport WatchTower

It's a nice looking bag that falls short in its design. By adding too many compartments, they've lost valuable space. I liked the construction, but not the layout. Full Review »

Montrail Men's Bajada

Great fitting trail running shoe that inspires confidence on the trail. No rock plate in sole limiting factor on rocky trails. Fit: This is the best fitting shoe… Full Review »

Eagles Nest Outfitters Fast Fly Rain Tarp

A tarp that is quick to deploy and offers an inventive tightening system. However, it is poorly cut and does not stretch flat at the ridge/crown due to the unusual… Full Review »

The North Face Hightail

This bag is amazing, even for the ladies! Very warm, and extremely light and compressible. Great for backpacking, hiking, and comfy enough for car camping. This… Full Review »

Perception Prodigy 13.5

A most excellent kayak for flat and mostly calm waters (rivers, lakes, and bays). Very stable with plenty of room for a companion, whether a larger dog or most… Full Review »

Good To-Go Thai Curry

This is a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. The taste and ingredient list are excellent but the re… Full Review »

REI Flash Insulated Air Pad

After 18 months of use over four seasons, I've had NO problems and tons of great sleep. It is replacing my ExPed SynMat 7 (which I love). Packs much smaller and… Full Review »

Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili

This is a fresh, healthy and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. The taste and ingredient list are excellent but the re-hydration… Full Review »

Esbit Pocket Stove

This is a very doable experience for the backpacker. If you plan to cook a good meal but only go backpacking once or twice a year this may be great option. This… Full Review »

Atsko Sno-Seal

For chrome-tanned boots, I've never found anything better to keep the water out. It's hard to beat LoneStranger's review of Sno-Seal! I've only used it on my hiking… Full Review »

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

Cold or hot weather, works great. May be one of my favorite backpacking pieces. EZ and it works. Need to cook, this will do it. Brought it as "backup" one winter… Full Review »

Marmot Firefly 2P

I bought this tent for my wife and me to have some room. This is definitely roomy and with us both being 5'8" we can sit up with room to spare. With it being for… Full Review »

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