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Gregory Baltoro 65

I’ve crossed around 1,000 miles the past six months with this pack, carrying an average weight of 36 pounds. I could never imagine a backpack can be so comfortable… Full Review »

Black Diamond Spot

Bright, small, lightweight, and durable headlamp. Bright, small, lightweight, and durable head lamp I recently purchased this new model of the Black Diamond Spot… Full Review »

Black Diamond Men's Trail

These poles are as tough as it gets, I hiked around 1,000 miles in the last six months and I’m glad I had these poles to support me, these are so durable I never… Full Review »

MSR Evo Ascent

Indestructible white plastic snowshoes that have good gripping and are easy to put on with mittens and are great for off-trail use. Easy to put on and take off… Full Review »

Appalachian Trail Conservancy The A.T. Guide (2016 Northbound)

"The AT Guide" by David (Awol) Miller is one of the most comprehensive and easy guides I have used. The guide lists services to get you to Georgia and local hostels… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Trek TK II

Excellent down bag for a variety of conditions. It's lightweight, packs down small, does better in wet weather than other down bags, and is very comfortable. This… Full Review »

Columbia Trail Summit Running Glove

Great running gloves. Or really good liner gloves, your call. Caveat: I am a member of the Columbia Sportswear Testing Program, however I have yet to test anything… Full Review »

REI Dash 2 Tent

I found this to be a great very light, low cost tent that is great for the solo hike and can fit two in a pinch. I purchased this tent on closeout from REI to use… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice

This VERY FILLING dinner will stuff the most hungry appetite whether on a quick overnight trip, thru-hike, or even at a long, busy day at work. Backpacker’s Pantry… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries

This single serving breakfast is a scrumptious powerhouse! Balancing loads of sugars, carbohydrates, and proteins make this an ideal meal for hikers, backpackers,… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk

Loaded with calories, this Backpacker’s Pantry breakfast is an excellent product for one VERY hungry hiker, or two people with normal appetites. Note: This is… Full Review »

Trew Women's NuYarn Wool Pocket T

The Trew Superlight NuYarn Wool Pocket T is an exemplary garment for layering or as a stand-alone summer T-shirt. It is one of the most comfortable and functional… Full Review »

Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket

A lightweight breathable shell at a mid range price, this pretty well sums up the Under Armour Hurakan Jacket. It isn’t spectacular, but it is a work horse and… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2 DP

Great and solidly built, three-season, general-purpose backpacking tent. Would be better with a few minor improvements. This is my third Mountain Hardwear tent. Full Review »

Wild Things Guide Pack

This light, old-school day pack is great for people who want a low profile pack with plenty of tie-down options. Made for climbing, this pack should prove to be… Full Review »

Opinel No. 12 Explore

A folding knife option for outdoors folks who want some of the efficiency of a larger, fixed blade knife in a folding package with hook blade, fire starter, and… Full Review »

Osprey Exos 58

Looking for light pack ? This will be a superb choice with its 1.1kg weight. You can pack more stuff in it than in a no-frame pack, but still have to stay under… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Hoody

The Nano-Air Hoody is a mid-weight insulating layer than can reach across a wider than normal range of temperature and weather conditions. It is relatively unusual… Full Review »

Brunton TruArc 20

Good backcountry compass made to handle abuse! Good compass for backcountry travels where a compass may be subjected to some abuse. Rubber boot and covers provide… Full Review »

New Balance Leadville v3

This is a good very lightweight trail running and light backpacking shoe and I would recommend this shoe to people looking to lighten up their backpacking footwear. Full Review »

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