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REI Thaw Bivy

An older bivy with some versatile features that I haven't seen in others. Setup: Since there are no poles or stake out points, you just throw the bag on the ground… Full Review »

Hilleberg Enan

The Enan is a lightweight and versatile 3-4 season solo shelter that does not skimp on quality or design features. Ventilation control, a sizeable vestibule, and… Full Review »

The North Face Tadpole 2

I will be keeping this tent for awhile I imagine. This tent is the jam. An honest 2-person tent that provides good room for 2 average sized adults. My 5'10" body… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Snakeskins

A must-have accessory for hammock users, both recreationally or for campers! SnakeSkins store a hammock in a way that makes setup and breakdown a breeze while keeping… Full Review »

Hennessy Hammock Deep Jungle Assym Zip

A three-season hammock that can easily be modified for winter use. Great construction, excellent design, and superior customer service! If you’re either a hammock… Full Review »

Source D|vide

The Source D/Vide hydration reservoir redefines flexibility of purpose in a hydration reservoir. It performs without flaw, has excellent ergonomics and reliability… Full Review »

MSR Shift

A great little shoe in firm snow, not just for kids. These shoes are sold as youth snowshoes, but they perform very nicely for adults looking for light shoes in… Full Review »

Byer TriLite Stool

Tall, wide, lightweight and comfy. So I got tired of carrying the over the shoulder "lawn" chair to campouts.  I've tried the 3-legged triangular shaped stools… Full Review »

Ruff Wear Ridgeline Leash

This is a lightweight leash, with a stretchable, bungee type aspect, which allows the dog to roam a bit without pulling on your arms. This is a compact, easily… Full Review »

MSR PocketRocket

When I first received the PocketRocket I was a little disappointed it didn't have a piezo ignition. After having used it in countless hikes against other stoves,… Full Review »

Tarptent Rainshadow 2

Excellent ultralight, waterproof, fast to erect tent. Used ~dozen times so far on backpacking trips and Boy Scout 'trailer' camps. No complaints. Sets up faster… Full Review »

BLKBOX Portable Solar Charger

Quality portable folding solar chargers sold direct via Amazon. Four models available, two models evaluated. Powerbanks also available (not evaluated). Let me preface… Full Review »

The North Face Tadpole 2

Fine little tent! Would recommend it to anyone looking for a sturdy backcountry two-person tent in the four pound range. North Face tents used to be the most innovative,… Full Review »

Exped Orion

Not a 4-season tent! Excellent spring/autumn tent. Too hot in summer, too unstable in winter. Setup: It's a really easy setup. The last pole might snag a little… Full Review »

Eddie Bauer Vintage 0 Down Sleeping Bag Quilt

A nice example of an old expedition bag from the Seattle Outfitter. The bag has some very unique and useful features to give it great versatility. I think when… Full Review »

MSR Women's Revo Ascent

MSR has created a good all-around 'shoe which uses spans from a beginner to a serious snowshoer. Its flex, fit, grip, and heel lift bar create a solid product for… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Bora 95

Great large capacity pack that is excellent in cold wet/snowy weather. I've put this pack through some interesting situations. Once, I wanted to camp out on an… Full Review »

Mammut Lithium Z 8 Pack

Nice little daypack for fast & light endeavors. This is a nice little daypack for your fast and light adventures; nice, but not perfect I've never owned a Mammut… Full Review »

Sherpa Adventure Gear Shankar Belay Jacket

Super light, super warm, super awesome. I'm 5'7" 140 lbs. Small is a snug fit, medium leaves me room to layer in super cold weather. I've had this for two winters… Full Review »

Lowe Alpine Morning Star 75L+

Large single compartment, no frills, no extras, water resistant pack. Does the job well but offers little in access points. Fit: Fits well and fits a variety of… Full Review »

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