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Leki Women's Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec

Looking for a go-to trekking pole that does it all? This pole might just fit that bill. From the ergonomic cork handle to it breaking down to 15" stow length, this… Full Review »

Icebug Insoles FAT Medium

Really supports the arch well. Works well with large volume footwear. An effective replacement for inadequate footbeds. The Swedish company Icebug not only makes… Full Review »

Gregory UM21 Backpack

Still relevant. Do you abuse gear? Do you hike off-trail, through brush, over rocks and don't want to worry about a branch tearing a hole in the latest, lightest… Full Review »

Petzl Leopard FL

The Petzl Leopard FL is an aluminum crampon featuring a Dyneema cord adjustment system. The crampon is so light you won't hate yourself for carrying them when you… Full Review »

Hoka Bondi 4

If you want to run on pavement but feel like you're running on turf, these shoes do the trick. Like many people, the ubiquitous Hoka One One shoes piqued my interest. Full Review »

Victorinox Swiss Army Ranger Grip 71 Gardener

The RangerGrip 71 is an excellent purpose-built multi-tool for the gardener or hiker not bothered by a bit of extra weight who wants to do a lot of wood-processing/cutting… Full Review »

ESEE Knives Junglas

A durable large blade for wood processing. The ESEE Junglas is a beast of a knife. Its superb heat treat means that the knife can take a beating and come back for… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Men's Trail Model Fleece Jacket

This is a review of the Hunter Orange version of the basic fleece jacket, which has held up very well for two years (and counting). Its bright orange color was… Full Review »

Cocoon Sleeping Bag Hood Pillow

This is a nice lightweight pillow that is comfortable to sleep on and fits nicely into the hood of your sleeping bag. While I have been focused on getting the base… Full Review »

Chamois Butt’r Chamois Butt'r Original

This is a great skin lubricant for use just about anywhere on your body. It seems the older I get the more things I have to deal with to continue to enjoy the hiking… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Men's ProLite 4

Excellent and durable pad. Slightly heavy by today's standard, but cheaper than the ultralight bunch. I've used a Prolite 4 (that's today's ProLite Plus) from 2003… Full Review »

Stormy Kromer The Original Cap

What a great winter hat! Being from New England, I was unfamiliar with the historical legacy of this Midwestern hat company, and had seen the hat only on photos… Full Review »

Matador Camera Base Layer

This is a camera case designed to protect the camera being used by active photographers. I have summer/canoe protection for my camera, but when snowshoeing in winter,… Full Review »

Bushnell PowerView 12x 25mm Folding Binoculars

A good choice for a lightweight compact pair of binoculars. They are durable, easily adjustable, and have relatively good optics for the price. I don’t carry… Full Review »

Fjallraven Barents Trousers

Rugged and practical hiking trousers with multiple pockets. Not suited for warm weather but excellent from fall to spring. The Fjallraven Barents Trousers The Barents… Full Review »

LuminAID Packlite 12

Handy solar charged lantern for backpacking or car camping. Easy to clip on a backpack for travel or in a tent for reading. This was a gift, and has ended up being… Full Review »

Rab Vertex Pants

Very comfortable, breathable hiking pants. I have always found it difficult to find hiking pants that fit my short inseam well. Usually even 30" inseams are too… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Grassbow Air

My knees get tired long before my feet do with these shoes on. Fit This shoe fits me like a glove. Err... not like a Vibram, but seriously I couldn't ask for a… Full Review »

Osprey Stratos 24

I'm really happy with this purchase, and it has made my day hikes far more pleasant. Fit When I bought this pack, I was over 300 pounds with a 54" waist. This pack… Full Review »

Dagger Axis 12

The Dagger Axis 12 is my first kayak. Not the first I've ever paddled, but the first I've ever owned. I've got more background with canoeing. Ease of Use  The… Full Review »

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