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Deuter Pace 36

The Pace 36 is a weight-shaving daypack with a very light frame and wide mesh hip belt. I applaud Deuter for figuring out how to make a bag this light that is also… Full Review »

Marmot Nusku 2P

This Nusku 2 has become my most used tent. It packs small enough for use on a motorcycle or tobaggan and can be relied on in any weather. I was looking for a freestanding… Full Review »

Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet

Officially called "The Friendly Swede Adjustable Premium Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter and Sharp Eye Knife," this paracord bracelet includes a useful emergency… Full Review »

Altra Men's Superior

This would be a great mid-distance, less aggressive trail shoe for anyone who's into zero drop. The Altra Superior is a relatively slim zero-drop trail shoe. While they… Full Review »

Kelty Men's SB 20

Testing the SB20 down to 13 degrees. After an exhaustive search for a shoulder season bag, I stumbled across the SB20 on sale and couldn't pass it up. I had looked… Full Review »

Tarptent Double Rainbow

This is a very lightweight, single wall, two-door tent that is very durable, easy to set up and withstands inclement weather (especially high winds). Tent material… Full Review »

Asolo Piuma

The Asolo Piuma is a light, articulate mid-height boot well suited to hiking, backpacking, and general outdoors use. Despite some minor issues with traction, I'd… Full Review »

Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka

Great three-season outer layer. Warm, durable, water resistant. The Woolrich Mountain Parka has been a very important outer layer for me for four decades of hiking/backpacking… Full Review »

Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

This is a light, packable, and well made rain jacket that is excellent for wind protection and light rain. This is a well made silnylon rain jacket that packs very… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket

A super light and deceptively warm down sweater. Moderately roomy cut allows some layering underneath. In keeping with the jacket's absurdly light weight, the nylon… Full Review »

Altra Men's Lone Peak 1.5

Very comfortable zero drop trail shoe with some cushion. Well, my first Altra trail shoe was the original Lone Peak, so it seemed when the 1.5 came out, I had… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°

Very happy with the flexibility we have with these sleeping bags. Good product! There are very few conventional rectangular sleeping bags out there that are insulated… Full Review »

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

Some help with your decision whether to purchase the UL1. And it is freestanding! First start with the specs: Fly 9 oz; Inner 10.2 oz; Poles 6.9 oz; Tent Stuff… Full Review »

Sierra Madre Research Pares

A really comfortable hammock for tall people, the quality from Sierra Madre is great and the Pares hammock is built with durability in mind. The fabric is different… Full Review »

UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 30°

Warm, comfortable, excellently made and made in the U.S. So, back in August, Missy at UnderGround Quilts (UGQ) posted to their Facebook page, a custom top quilt… Full Review »

Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket

For under 6 ounces, this rain shell makes a lightweight addition to a pack. Used as an emergency layer, it breathes as well as a waterproof jacket can and layers… Full Review »

Altra Men's Lone Peak 2.0

If you're looking for a zero drop, distance trail shoe, this is it! This shoe has been a great long distance trail shoe for me. First stepping into them, the 26mm… Full Review »

Climb On Bar

Not just for climbers!!! This all natural, chemical free product helps repair sore fingers and knuckles. "If you can't eat it, don't put it on your skin." Climb… Full Review »

FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew

Try a pair of Fits socks and never look back. Andrew F has a great review of these socks. The owner of the outdoor sports store I frequent says, "Paula, I've got… Full Review »

RailRiders Journey

I am a member of Team RailRiders. I recently put into use the RailRiders Journey overnight pack. Now upfront I have access to lots and lots of packs that I have… Full Review »

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