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Harmony Kayak and Canoe Cart

This canoe cart has met our needs very well...we use it for a 16'6" canoe, and it can be loaded with all our gear; it is used primarily on a 1/3 mile carry-in,… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Lightweight Synchilla Snap-T Pullover

I've had this fleece since 5th grade. I'm now 4 years out of college (that's 15 years!) and it hasn't begun to show wear. Just buy one. For those of you who still… Full Review »

Montane Shark Ultra Tee

The Montane Shark Ultra Tee is a most impressive garment! It fits well, it breathes very well, it remains virtually odor free, and it wears like iron. Although… Full Review »

Poweradd Apollo

A 7200mAh Li-polymer battery with a 5V/180mA solar charger to recharge your devices in the backcountry or during power outages. Easy to use, reasonably sized, reasonably… Full Review »

Eagles Nest Outfitters SlapStrap

The SlapStraps are ENO's most basic suspension system. They work fine but lack versatility — a much desired characteristic in the backcountry when scoping out… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Z-Rest

The Z-Rest is a Therm-a-Rest product, but it's not an air-filled type — rather it's closed cell foam. It's light, durable, and versatile. I've had this one for… Full Review »

Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

A versatile, portable, comfortable and easily accessible option for overnight sleeping or just a quick rest. Compresses to a size slightly larger than a grapefruit. Full Review »

The North Face Nebula Tent

This is the most versatile, spacious, lightweight tent period. I bought my Nebula tent 15 years ago in London. I traveled extensively and camped in Canada's National… Full Review »

Injinji Trail 2.0 Midweight Mini-Crew

These socks are great for hiking! I love these socks! They fit perfectly and really do help prevent blisters. I got some terrible blisters on my toes and the balls… Full Review »

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL2

Very lightweight and great for solo or two-person backpacking. Overall, I really like this tent so far. It is light and packs up quite small and is also quite easy… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Men's Trail Lite

Simple, lightweight, and comfortable. Great for a weekend car camping adventure or a backpacking trip in the backwoods. I've been using the Thermarest Trail Lite… Full Review »

Darn Tough Team Micro Crew

Hiking or running, these socks will keep your feet comfortable for miles and miles. Highly recommended! My wife got me these socks as a Valentine's Day gift...don't… Full Review »

Benchmade 940 Osborne

An excellent, lightweight knife with a reasonable blade length and a unique tip design. The 940 Osborne is great for everyday carry, and is best suited for light… Full Review »

SmartWool Men's Hiking Ultra Light Mini

After dismissing this sock as sub-par, I have a new found appreciation of them. They are not a great hiking sock, but they are pretty decent for running and cycling. Full Review »

Rossignol SOUL 7

Does nearly everything brilliantly. There was a time when I took three pairs of skis with me to the mountains: piste, powder, and touring skis. Each was ideal for… Full Review »

Hamhock Outdoor Gear Feed Bag

This product has me super stoked. Not only does it keep your hands from getting burned while cooking backpacking food, but it keeps the food warm until the very… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Mountain Light XT 3-Person Tent

We actually have a prior year's model (rust and light grey), which supposedly has been improved for this year's green model. Hard to imagine how they could improve… Full Review »

Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto

This is a fresh, healthy, and tasty alternative to the every growing line of pre-packaged backpacker meals. While the recommended re-hydration period is quite a… Full Review »

SOLKOA Fastfire Fire Starting Kit

A good fire kit for anyone who may need to light a fire—camper, backpacker, hunter, or stranded traveler—especially under adverse conditions. Just familiarize… Full Review »

MSR MicroRocket

I'd love to tell you something bad about this stove, but I can't. This spring/summer I have been using the Micro Rocket as my go-to stove in an effort to lighten… Full Review »

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