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Outdoor Research Shiftup Zip Top

The women's Shiftup Zip Top by Outdoor Research is a versatile mid-layer that keeps me warm and comfortable across a wide range of outdoor activities. The hexagon… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus Jacket

The ALPS Mountaineering Nimbus is a rain jacket that I’ve found to be waterproof and also very breathable. It’s cut a little large for layering. Disclosure:… Full Review »

DMM Wallnut

Great multi-purpose passive pro. The DMM Wallnut is a superb nut for nearly all types of climbing. I've used these in gneiss, granite, and limestone. The thing… Full Review »

Montem Ultra Strong Trekking Poles

These Montem poles have shown that they may function well as a good, dependable choice of trekking poles for the economy-minded adventurer. The features on the… Full Review »

Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65+15

A solid, comfortable pack that is easy to adjust. I won this Lowe Alpine TFX Summit 65+15 (lime green and black version) from a photo contest on Trailspace, way… Full Review »

Kelty Red Cloud 6650

A comfortable pack that never seems to run out of space! I would recommend this pack (or one of its smaller sibling packs) for backpackers who prefer comfort over… Full Review »

Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew

A merino wool baselayer that is soft and warm. Perfect for cold-weather activities of all kinds. Fit and Comfort: Finally, a baselayer top that has a little extra… Full Review »

Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms

A warm and comfortable pair of baselayer pants that work particularly well below freezing temps, but they do have sizing limitations. Fit and Comfort: At 6’2”… Full Review »

Altra Men's King MT

My most comfortable shoe, with great grip on both loose and hard surfaces, zero drop, and light padding for good trail feel. The tradeoff for all that toe room… Full Review »

Ridge Merino Balaclava

A full face balaclava that is a strikes a nice balance between light weight, comfort, and warmth. Fit: I have a rather large, bald head, measuring 24 1/4 inches… Full Review »


A portable hot pot for morning joe anywhere in the world...and a little oatmeal. Purchased online via Massdrop although have had and used other larger units sold… Full Review »

REI Silk One Liner Sock

This liner sock improved my ability to hike and remain blister-free, as advertised. If you're looking to pair a liner sock with wool socks to reduce friction on… Full Review »

DIY: Collapsible Cylinder Wood Stove

DIY wood burning cylinder stove offers the same functionality as commercial models at 1/10th the cost. Most suitable for family sized tents and groups of two or… Full Review »

Ryders Nelson

The Ryders Nelsons are a very light and comfortable pair of sunglasses that are well suited to high energy activity. Designed for cyclists, the Nelson's strengths… Full Review »

Optimus Crux

I brilliant idea that has its drawbacks. Suited for summer conditions in sheltered areas. This seems like a stroke of genius—make use of the dead space at the… Full Review »

Tarptent StratoSpire 1

The Stratospire 1 is lightweight, able to withstand severe weather, roomy, and well-constructed. An ingenious design brings together many of the benefits of multiple… Full Review »

Vargo Hexagon

A great pocket wood burning stove ideal for boiling water and simple cooking. Well thought out design means a fire is burning in a very short space of time. It… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof

These WPB membrane "Mid" height boots are great for three-season backpacking I'm now on my second pair of Merrell Moab Mid boots with a WPB liner. The first pair… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

I purchased these shoes for fishing. The comfort and fit were outstanding. They have great traction on all the rock and soil types I have thrown at them. Imagine… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Men's Beta AR Jacket

Has become my go-to shell on big executions. Though I have had this shell for a couple of years. I usually only pull it out when I need that piece of equipment… Full Review »

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