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MSR Remote 2

If strength and livability are your goals in a four season tent the Remote 2 may be for you. MSR Remote 2 The MSR Remote 2 is a tent for when you KNOW the weather… Full Review »

UCO Sweetfire Strikeable Fire Starter

An interesting eco-friendly product that is excellent for lazy lighting of campfires and wood stoves in good conditions. It is extremely easy to use and burns longer… Full Review »

Platypus GravityWorks Filter System 4L

Lazy Man's Water Tanker! In planning for a 4-day backpacking trip on the Ouachita Trail in Arkansas we noticed a 10-mile stretch with no water supply (with a mountain… Full Review »

Forty Below Bottle Boots 1L

Does a very good job keeping your liquids warm in the winter and cool in the summer—decently thick neoprene. Simple fold-over top and wide hook and loop closure… Full Review »

Kelty Gunnison 2

Outstanding tent for warm to moderate cold, rain, wind, and snow. Sturdy and reliable. This tent lasted from around 2006 when it was purchased until the end of… Full Review »

Marmot Men's Quasar Jacket

Warm and lightweight jacket, it has a good quality construction, durability, and the price is not high. Before starting this review I must mention I’m from Chile… Full Review »

Tarptent Scarp 1

I am rating the newer 2016 model. Adaptable, four-season capability in a small(ish) package. I purchased the 2016 updated model last summer with the basic included… Full Review »

Kahtoola MICROspikes

Good device in between a Yaktrak and mountaineering crampon. I used a pair of the very inexpensive YakTrax exactly one time and decided to find something more substantial… Full Review »

YAMA Mountain Gear Cirriform Tarp 1P - 0.8 oz Dyneema

Versatile quality, handmade, full weather protection in a sleek design. I purchased the DW Cirriform in .8 cuben but use the tarp alone during the shoulder season… Full Review »

Kammok Firebelly Trail Quilt

Nothing like the quilts grandma used to put on her bed, the Firebelly uses modern materials and design to pack a lot of comfort into a light, small package. On… Full Review »

Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter

The Vargo Ultimate Fire Starter is a good idea and handy gadget that functions as a spark lighter with ferrocerium (ferro) rod and bellows. I would recommend it… Full Review »

Lowa Uplander GTX

Lightweight waterproof boots. May not be suitable for all foot shapes due to a deep forefoot. I bought my Lowa Uplanders at the end of 2015 for use as urban bad… Full Review »

Oboz Men's Bridger Mid BDry

A really comfortable mid that can overlap into four seasons. The leather upper is soft and needs little break-in but provides some support, and the sole and midsole… Full Review »

U.S. Armed Forces M65 Trouser Liner

I used these in the late Cold War Army—wonderful when worn alone but sometimes not warm when buttoned in the cold-weather fatigue pants. It's the same construction… Full Review »

Rivendell Mountain Works Jensen

One of the first frameless packs made... Back around 1977 I heard tell of a new concept in packs—no external frame. Internal frame packs had not yet made their… Full Review »

Deuter Speed Lite 20

This is a simple and lightweight pack. It is great for a day hikes when a tremendous amount of extra gear isn't needed. The straps and outer pockets are great when… Full Review »

Dachstein 4 Ply Boiled Wool Calf Socks

The best. Hard to review, mine are finally worn out [kind of, I will explain in a minute] after a couple decades [or more] of use. I've had them so long I don't… Full Review »

Petzl Tikka R+

Expensive but powerful and versatile compact headlamp — a huge leap forward from classic 3xAAA lamps. Not as powerful as various Chinese lights. This lamp was… Full Review »

Primus PrimeTech Pot 1.8L

Great fuel efficiency and cooking speed at a cost of increased bulkiness and weight. The Primetech pot is a direct replacement to older ETA Pot of 2nd generation… Full Review »

Fjallraven Men's Vidda Pro Trouser

These are the best camping/foraging pants I've found. They dry fast, and are super durable. They are not super fire resistant though. These are my go-to pants. Full Review »

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