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Hults Bruk Almike

A small, hand-forged hatchet compact enough to pack and capable enough to make efficient work of camp chores. While the Almike has a beautiful, classic design that… Full Review »

Primus Polaris 360

For those familiar with the Black Diamond Orbit and similar products, the Primus Polaris 360 hybrid flashlight/lantern is a simpler, less expensive, and more intuitive… Full Review »

Croakies Suiters

Croakies Suiters take the hassle out of having glasses in the backcountry! No more misplacing, fumbling with, or dropping your glasses! I recommend this product… Full Review »

Granite Gear Hiker Wallet

This great little product may seem unnecessary, but it will grow on you! I recommend the Hiker Wallet to anyone that goes into the backcountry that doesn't want… Full Review »

MSR WhisperLite

So durable I inherited one. Folded up and in hand for scale. My dad passed this stove down to me after many years of service. It looks like it is around 20 years… Full Review »

Superfeet Green

Overall does the trick! I own the Green pair and the Orange pair and preferred both over my experience with a pair of SOLE.  I wear them everyday in running shoes. Full Review »

Mad River Explorer 16

One of the great all around boats, especially for those who lean towards rivers over lakes. I have not had a chance to use this as much as I have the Old Town Tripper… Full Review »

prAna Sutra Pant

Very comfortable for daily use or yoga. I currently own two pairs of PrAna's Sutra Pants. These pants are extremely comfortable, but do come with a few drawbacks. Full Review »

MontBell Men's Plasma 1000 Down Jacket

Extremely lightweight jacket for ultralight backpackers. I should start by saying that the Montbell Plasma 1000 is a new jacket for me. I purchased it a few weeks… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Phantom 32°

It's a good bag and well made, yet a bit skinny and hood opening is too small. My Likes Bought the long model of the bag for a cross-country bicycling trip. It… Full Review »

Old Town Tripper 172

Most durable and long lasting canoe I have ever experienced or heard of. The Old Town Tripper after 40+ years of hard use and still going. Durability I grew up… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Approach

Weatherproof two-person tent that will last for 10 years of moderate careful use. I have owned this tent for I think about 10 years. My wife and I bicycled across… Full Review »

Jetboil Maintenance Kit

There isn't much to say about a product like this. If you need it, it's a great thing. If you don't need it, then there is nothing to say about it! I recommend… Full Review »

REI Men's Crestrail 48

This is a good little pack that is perfect for filling the gap between your small overnight pack, and your week + pack. It is lightweight, and has well thought… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry

Solid build, but the waterproofing is a gimick. Overall I think this is a decent day pack for scrambles and hiking. I tested this out.  The side pockets are adequate,… Full Review »

The North Face Men's Cat's Meow

A solid synthetic bag that will treat you well in three seasons. I've always been intrigued by the Cat's Meow. It seems as though it has been a solid seller for… Full Review »

REI Men's Lumen +25

This is a great wet weather alternative to a down bag. It's very warm, the price is right, the weight is acceptable for a synthetic bag of this temp rating (sub… Full Review »

Marmot Mountain Works 15° Sleeping Bag

Gives you a snapshot into why Marmot eventually became a big box company. Lightweight, compact, durable, even by today's standards and this bag was made in the… Full Review »

Jetboil Fuel Can Stabilizer

This is one of those pieces of gear that you just take for granted. You get so used to it always being there, quietly doing its job, that you just forget about… Full Review »

Princeton Tec Sync

For the low price, this is an excellent basic headlamp, with several lighting options including red. Not as powerful as some other options, but fits the bill for… Full Review »

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