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Stohlquist Men's Amp

Best drysuit I've ever owned. This is my second Stohlquist drysuit, and it's a replacement for a Stohlquist Sport that I got on sale nearly 10 years ago. The Sport… Full Review »

L.L.Bean Trail Model Hunting Pack

I love this pack! I use it for day hiking and snowshoeing, and I carry lots of stuff in my day pack (first aid, emergency gear, dog supplies, extra clothes), and… Full Review »

Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid

I love my Lowa boots. They are comfortable, light, reliable, and great looking. Rating: 4 1/2 stars Source: Purchased new from RiverSports Outfitters retail store… Full Review »

Empire Wool and Canvas Company Boreal Shirt

This is the most awesome piece of winter clothing I have ever had! Made from 100% wool blankets, it is seriously warm...even when wet. The hood is intelligently… Full Review »

Faber North Cliff

A good snowshoe aimed at the recreational market, but that is both reasonably priced and packed with features. It is also designed AND made in Canada. A very good… Full Review »

Louis Garneau Men's Blizzard II

The Louis Garneau Blizzard II snowshoe has excellent flotation and traction. Its BOA binding system is easy to use with gloves and cushions the whole front of your… Full Review »

Leki Corklite

The Leki Corklite trekking poles are light, strong, and especially well suited for wet weather trekking as the grips don't absorb water and the wrist straps dry… Full Review »

Vibram Men's FiveFingers TrekSport

I purchased these as a bit of an impulse. I wanted something to protect my feet at a slippery boat launch, and as I live in a small town these ended up being the… Full Review »

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO

Light and spacious for a 1P tent. I've been searching for a 1P tent that balances space with weight. This is the one. Fairly taut tent without guys¬†Side entry… Full Review »

LED Lenser H7.2

These are great headlamps. The new LED Lenser H7.2 and the upscale H7R.2 bring even brighter adjustable top range illumination. The new LED Lenser H7.2 replaces… Full Review »

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 »

Garmin Oregon 600

The Garmin Oregon 600 a versatile touchscreen GPS. With the addition of topographical maps, it's an invaluable aid when hiking and backpacking. The Garmin's Oregon… Full Review »

John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Hiking Boot

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 »

Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18

Very lightweight and sleek pack perfect for day hikes, especially in tight bush. I bought this pack to replace my old Asolo light day pack. I use two different… 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!!! The Hi-Q Luxe Jacket is a highly water resistant/windproof mid-weight synthetic jacket that continues to perform when wet, yet… 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 / New Zealand. I have been camping, hiking, XC skiing, and mountaineering for 40 (+) years and have owned many (many) tents. 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 »

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