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Sierra Designs Flashlight 1

Lightweight roomy tent with some cool innovations. Not easy to set up and suffers from condensation issues. This was my first backpacking tent. I bought it primarily… Full Review »

Easton Rimrock 1

Inexpensive well made tent that packs well. Slightly confusing pole setup, but becomes easier with practice. I bought this tent on clearance from REI for $100. Full Review »

Coghlan's Biodegradable Camp Soap

It's a handy, portable, fairly effective soap. Easy to transport, not very messy, doesn't smell too bad and isn't too harsh. We got the chance to try this soap… Full Review »

Kelty Tuck 20 / EN 22

Warm, comfortable bag that performs as rated, with convenient features usually associated with more expensive gear. I paid $89 for the Kelty Tuck. At that price,… Full Review »

Vasque Men's Sundowner GTX

Great looking boot that performs well: this boot will do just about everything and do it well. I've owned the Vasque Sundowners before, and loved them, but as I… Full Review »

Mountainsmith Six Pack

Although it has a slightly misleading name, the Mountainsmith Six Pack is a lightweight, collapsible cooler that has much more room than for just a 6-pack. Best… Full Review »

Perception Expression 11.5 Kayak

Great multi-purpose boat for those of us who can only afford one boat. Suitable for a variety of situations, though probably not the ideal boat for any. I live… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Expedition Asym Zip

Excellent! Comfortable, rain-proof, bug-proof, easy to set up and take down. Me: 210 lbs. Female, 30 y/o. You don't have to be old to want to sleep soundly in the… Full Review »

Osprey Daylite

This is a very lightweight pack, easily adjustable for either of the two us of, who are of very different sizes! Best used for short day hikes or winter activities… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Safari Deluxe Asym Classic

Ideal for those who have struggled with sleeping on the ground. The Hennessy Safari is made for those of us that are on the larger side. Perfect for rough or uneven… Full Review »

Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Short

So many great features combined into one awesome pair of shorts. The Royal Robbins Traveler Stretch Shorts are now my go-to shorts for numerous activities. I received… Full Review »

Sea to Summit X-Set 2-Piece

Unique and innovative products that fill the niche of collapsible dishware, this two-piece set includes the X-Bowl and X-Mug. This is a good solution to increasing… Full Review »

The North Face Assault 2

Super lightweight tent that is very liveable, and weighs under 1.5 kgs without the optional vestibule. It's definitely an alpine tent, but still a great versatile… Full Review »

MSR Hubba Hubba NX 2P

Lightweight tent that is awesome for all your backpacking needs. The Hubba Hubba NX is one of the best backpacking two-person tents on the market. It's lightweight… Full Review »

Petzl Summit 2

Best in class ice axe for all around mountaineering use. Pick up a Quark Trigger Rest to make the perfect all round axe. The Summit 2 took the comfortable stainless… Full Review »

Tarptent Scarp 1

Extremely roomy and strong 1-person tent. I've had the Scarp 1 for about five years now and have used it on bushwalks mostly in southeastern Australia and New Zealand. Full Review »

Jetboil Zip Cooking System

A fast and lightweight cook system, when all you want is hot water in a hurry. My old MSR Superfly stove has given me great service for over ten years. But I've… Full Review »

Xero Shoes Amuri Z-Trek

A very lightweight camp shoe, with no frills. For several years, I've used a pair of old Teva sandals as camp shoes for backpacking trips. They're relatively comfortable,… Full Review »

JWalking Designs Mad About Plaid Active Skirt/Kilt

An excellent skirt/kilt for MEN and women hikers and backpackers. Nice length. Like the blue/green plaid colors. This is a really comfortable, well-built walking,… Full Review »

Wild Country Helium Friends

These lightweight improvements on the original design for spring loaded camming devices are great for trad, alpine, and beyond. I began my trad career on Friends,… Full Review »

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