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Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho

The Therm-a-rest Honcho Poncho is an indulgent piece of gear that can shed rain and help keep you warm as a garment or convert into a blanket for more supine endeavors. Full Review »

John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Shoe

There are very few craftsmen left in the world who can make a boot like John Calden. If you do a lot of backcountry hiking, your feet deserve a pair of these boots. Full Review »

Eddie Bauer Men's Superior Down Parka

Extremely warm, high quality, luxurious parka, at an amazing price. This is the best parka I have ever owned. I was looking for an Air Force Parka, and it was hard… Full Review »

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

Lightweight, cost effective rain shell. I picked up the Marmot Precip because I needed a lightweight and packable waterproof shell that wouldn't break the bank. Full Review »

Montane Hi-Q Luxe Jacket

This jacket screams PERFORMANCE!!! A highly water resistant/windproof mid-weight synthetic jacket that continues to perform when wet, yet still has the positive… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry

This backpack is a great day hike bag, for use in wet or dry climates, keeping your stuff dry. No frills design looks clean and is super functional. I got this… Full Review »

Macpac Olympus

Legendary mountain tent for Australia / NZ. I have been camping, hiking, XC skiing, and mountaineering for 40 (+) years and have owned many (many) tents. Winter… Full Review »

Petzl Spatha

A great little knife, that will take a bite out of your salami, but not out of your pocketbook. A few years back, I was looking for a decent lightweight knife for… Full Review »

Black Diamond ReVolt

A solid, well-built performer that eliminates adding batteries to your shopping list. I've had my ReVolt for about three years and after relatively heavy use it… Full Review »

UltrAspire Kinetic Bottle Vest

Versatile, comfortable, flexible, usable. Skeptical at first, but this pack has become a fave! Normally I don't think I would have picked this pack for myself,… Full Review »

Redfeather Alpine 180

These shoes hold up to heavy use with max weight on them, but do have their problems. I have used these hard for two seasons [not this one, the last two]. I've… Full Review »

Dutchware ARGON Vented Sock

Great way to block the wind and retain heat in your hammock. The Dutchware ARGON Vented Sock (Winter) is a great way to block wind and retain warmth in your hammock. Full Review »

Eureka! Tetragon 5

A good three-season tent. Lots of options, easy to set up, and durable. I purchased this tent back in 2012 (it was the 2011 version). During that time I have camped… Full Review »

Lost Creek Flint Ridge

Lost Creek's Flint Ridge is an 8L, durable cave pack for those needing to travel fast and light through tight passages. While this pack is limited in size, it is… Full Review »

Lost Creek Monster TAG

Lost Creek's Monster TAG pack is a 22L, virtually indestructible cave pack that has stood the test of time. This is an exceptionally large cave pack for those carrying… Full Review »

MSR Elixir 2

The MSR Elixir 2 is a quality tent for people not as worried about weight but still wanting a high-quality tent. I recommend it. This tent is the little brother… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Pants

The Outdoor Research Ferrosi Pants are extremely comfortable. They are breathable, water-resistant, wind-resistant, and move with you during activity. I bought… Full Review »

Xersion Packable Down Midweight Jacket

Inexpensive down clothing for trail or town. These products come from JC Penny. I do not know if they are sold elsewhere. They list from $75 to $100 each, sell… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield

The Therm-a-Rest Z-Shield is a dense, accordion style, closed cell foam mat. I’d recommend not relying on this as your primary sleeping pad, but it is good for… Full Review »

Mountainsmith Scream 55

A well-built frameless weekender, the Scream 55 can be a year-round performer if the rest of your gear allows it. Keep your total weight under 30 pounds and head… Full Review »

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