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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 »

Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint Bar

For less demanding pursuits, this is a good-tasting bar. For its intended purposes (post-workout boost), it didn't hit the mark. I purchased a few of the Clif Builder's… Full Review »

Kovea Spider

A lightweight, packable, and dependable stove suitable for four-season use. If they play their cards right I think the South Korean-based Kovea will be rivaling… Full Review »

Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

Socks that are comfortable, durable, and odor resistant. ’Guaranteed For Life’ is quite a statement from a sock manufacturer. No strings. No conditions. For… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite Asym Zip

This hammock is the absolute best and lightest hammock system I have tested and used on the trail. I highly recommend it. The weight rivals that of a tarp tent… Full Review »

Asolo Shiraz GV Boot

Solid, off-trail, 3-season backpacking boot. Kevlar performance for those who know. I wear euro size 46 and that's the boot size I own. Compared to others I have… Full Review »

Bushnell SolarWrap Mini

While it has some significant limitations, the Bushnell Solar Wrap Mini 100, works well as a lightweight backup battery for a variety of electronics in the field. Full Review »

Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90

I've had this pack since the early '90s and it has served me well. I ended up getting Deuter's Act Lite 65+10 and shaved off about 3 pounds but that pack is already… Full Review »

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