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Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest

Big Agnes has applied their knowledge of down to their foray into apparel. The women’s Late Lunch Vest uses 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down, and they… Full Review »

Icebreaker Flexi Chute Neckwarmer

This neck gaiter is a winter companion that will keep you warm (and happy) for years! Made of soft/non-itch Merino wool, this accessory is an easy way to adjust… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts

The Outdoor Research Lucent is a battery powered heated mitten that boasts impressive dexterity, warmth and durability. There is extra attention to the small details… Full Review »

Black Rock Gear Original Black Rock Hat

The best of the best. Handmade with care in the USA by a small business. Excellent customer service. Crazy warm and soft. Does not squeeze your head. If you are… Full Review »

EMS Velocity 1 Tent

Great tent for when you have to sleep alone. I bought this tent to add to my backpacking arsenal because I was tired of carrying around a 2-person tent when most… Full Review »

MSR SimmerLite

If you are still able to acquire one of these stoves (they are discontinued) I would recommend it. First off, this stove is no longer available (it has been discontinued). Full Review »

Marmot Alpinist Climbing Jacket III

This jacket has to be the most durable jacket I have ever owned. Marmot keeps replacing any ripped or burnt panel. Sometimes I can forgo a light pack because of… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Plasmic Pant

Lightweight hard shell pants with excellent breathability in a variety of conditions. In all the years I've been exploring in the outdoors, I've never owned a pair… Full Review »

Fällkniven PXLwh

Does exactly what I want and need for what I consider to be an essential hiking tool. Safe, reasonably light, durable, and sharp. For those who want a folding knife… Full Review »

Limmer Men's Light-Weight

Out of the box these are beautiful boots. Their quality construction is immediately evident. But they are not for people with wide feet Taking these out of the… Full Review »

SIGG Steelworks Thermal .75 Liter Ring Bottle

This is my go-to insulated drinking vessel, especially for cold weather activities. It's the ideal size and does an outstanding job of keeping liquids hot for a… Full Review »

Hydro Flask 64 oz Wide Mouth Bottle

More than just an oversized water bottle, this vessel goes everywhere with me. Keeps soups and hot drinks hot, and keeps cold adult and non-adult beverages cold. Full Review »

Eureka! Spitfire 2

A spacious one-person-and-dog to two-person tent for most conditions. The Eureka Spitfire 2 is my first tent. I've had it for almost four years, and in that time… Full Review »

Scarpa Men's Barun GTX

Excellent medium-duty backpacking boot. I have owned and worn these boots as my primary hiking and multi-day backpacking boots for more than 8 years. I am a forestry… Full Review »

Cotopaxi Nepal 65

The Cotopaxi Nepal 65L pack has a number of innovative features, and is appropriate for trips of a few days or longer. While it didn’t work well for my body type… Full Review »

Alpina Alaska 75mm

Ultimate off-trail x-country boot. I have been an avid nordic skier for more than 30 years. My everyday skiing is off-trail x-country through rolling terrain (with… Full Review »

Madshus Epoch

Versatile off-trail xcountry ski. This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD 10th Mountain. This ski is marketed as a hybrid between a telemark and a xcountry ski. Full Review »

Madshus Eon

Versatile and efficient off-trail xcountry. This ski is identical to the Karhu XCD GT. This ski comes in either a waxable base or a waxless base. I currently use… Full Review »

Madshus Annum

Ultimate off-trail xcountry ski: trail breaker/deep snow. I have been an avid nordic skier for over 30 years. My everyday skiing has always been off-trail, backcountry,… Full Review »

Granite Rocx The Cascade

The Cascade is an all-in-one convenience pack that delivers on many levels. There is ample storage and multiple compartments to store everything you need, including… Full Review »

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