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MSR Guardian Purifier

The MSR Guardian is a top of the line water purification system that delivers on its impressive claims. Very fast, very efficient, and largely hassle-free (requires… Full Review »

ZPacks Zero

The Zpacks Zero is a frameless, ultralight, customizable pack made of Cuben Fiber. Consisting of only a pack body and shoulder straps, to begin with, Zpacks allows… Full Review »

BioLite CookStove

Outside of those who share BioLite's concern about using biomass fuels cleanly, the Biolite CookStove is best suited for gadget lovers who like to play with fire. Full Review »

Kelty Redwing 50 Reserve

Kelty’s upscale Redwing 50 Reserve backpack has enough class for city travel and enough toughness to tackle the trail. From its large U-shaped zippered opening… Full Review »

Injinji Outdoor Quarter Crew Sock

Solves problems with toe blisters. I am very blister prone in between my third and fourth toes on both my feet, but especially my right foot. I always hike in shoes… Full Review »

Lowa Men's Weisshorn GTX

Versatile mountaineering boot with good performance that won't break the bank. Good for general mountaineering. This boot does a lot of things well. It's flexible… Full Review »

Mountainsmith K9 Pack

Won't rub your dog the wrong way. All the buckles and snaps have a protective pad, that keeps them from rubbing directly against your dog. This K9 backpack was… Full Review »

Power Pot Luminoodle

I love the flexibility of this light. If it weren't for a major problem I had while on trail, I would have rated it a 5 star. I will say that their customer service… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 FL

This tent sets up extremely easily, even alone, and at just over 3# packed weight, is still super light. I could set it up with the footprint and guying out the… Full Review »

Hydro Flask 21 oz Standard Mouth Bottle

I bought this bottle, based on rave reviews and positive reports from others on social media...purchased for use primarily for taking hot coffee out on early morning… Full Review »

Julbo Aero

Julbo Aero photochromic sunglasses are lightweight and provide Super High Reaction to light changes. Excellent fit for hiking, running, or biking. The Julbo Aero… Full Review »

Ahnu Ridgecrest

This is a really comfortable hiking or backpacking shoe for people who don’t like hiking boots. The Ridgecrest offers increased traction and stability in a waterproof… Full Review »

ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer

The ExOfficio Give-N-Go Boxer is an excellent choice for activities in hot, humid weather. The technical fabric wicks away moisture, helping you feel cooler, and… Full Review »

ExOfficio Sol Cool Cryogen Plaid Long-Sleeve Shirt

The ExOfficio Sol Cool Cryogen shirt has proven to be a good hiking/travel shirt. The Sol Cool technology works well to aid in cooling the user. The shirt provided… Full Review »

Cenote Hydration System

Lightweight, recyclable water bladder. This hydration bladder system is much lighter than other brands. If you hoist some of the other companies products you can… Full Review »

Deuter Aircontact 75+10

Great expedition backpack. Works exceptionally well under heavy weight for long distances. Pack is very adjustable, giving me the confidence to carry a heavy load… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Compression Sack

Good for keeping one of my most important pieces of gear dry—my sleeping bag. It's ultra lightweight and fairly waterproof. Compresses nicely with strong tabs. Full Review »

Big Agnes Tensleep Station 4

A highly versatile and cleverly designed tent that has some baffling omissions. I purchased this tent for an 18-day self-supported Grand Canyon trip so that I would… Full Review »

Aarn Sport Balance Pockets

Designed to be used as part of an Aarn Bodypack these versatile front bags have proven to work pretty well with other backpacks too. The balancing benefits of carrying… Full Review »

Marker F10 Tour

Light-ish frame style tour binding for the rest of us. My first tour bindings. I ski 80% in bounds so solid downhill performance is important to me and I also need… Full Review »

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