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Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry

Solid build, but the waterproofing is a gimick. Overall I think this is a decent day pack for scrambles and hiking. I tested this out.  The side pockets are adequate,… Full Review »

The North Face Men's Cat's Meow

A solid synthetic bag that will treat you well in three seasons. I've always been intrigued by the Cat's Meow. It seems as though it has been a solid seller for… Full Review »

REI Men's Lumen +25

This is a great wet weather alternative to a down bag. It's very warm, the price is right, the weight is acceptable for a synthetic bag of this temp rating (sub… Full Review »

Marmot Mountain Works 15° Sleeping Bag

Gives you a snapshot into why Marmot eventually became a big box company. Lightweight, compact, durable, even by today's standards and this bag was made in the… Full Review »

Jetboil Fuel Can Stabilizer

This is one of those pieces of gear that you just take for granted. You get so used to it always being there, quietly doing its job, that you just forget about… Full Review »

Princeton Tec Sync

For the low price, this is an excellent basic headlamp, with several lighting options including red. Not as powerful as some other options, but fits the bill for… Full Review »

Katadyn Carbon Cartridge

This is a fairly inexpensive, simple, upgrade/add-on for filters such as the Hiker, Hiker PRO, and even the older PUR models. I recommend this product for anyone… Full Review »

Kammok Roo

A great all-purpose camping hammock. The Kammok Roo is only the latest in a series of camping hammocks I have owned, but is my favorite so far! DESIGN: The Roo… Full Review »

Deuter DreamLite 500

I can't believe that someone hasn't already reviewed this sleeping bag! These are my GO-TO warm weather bags, and the ones I use more than any of the others! I… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker

This mattress will give you such a good night's sleep you'll never complain about having to blow it up at the end of a day! Just getting one thing straight up front:… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Microfiber Mummy Liner

I can't believe no one has reviewed these liners! This is one of the best liners on the market! I have two of these, and I've had them for several years. They cost… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Lightning 2 UL

Sierra Designs has a very unique approach to tent and equipment design, and the Flash 2 UL is no different. From the unique structural support to the overall "porch"… Full Review »

Garmin Oregon 600

Mixing performance, size and features makes the Garmin Oregon a win in my books. Overall, I am really happy with this unit. It fulfills the need I have to be able… Full Review »

StickPic Cell Phone Adapter

StickPic's Cell Phone Adapter/Holder addresses the reality that fewer people are carrying a standard digital camera and are instead relying on their phone's camera… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Merino Air Hoody

Every base layer needs a hood. I could hardly tell it was there it stretches and breathes so well. The Merino Air Hoody is easily one of the best products I have… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Triton 1.5

I want so badly to love this tent! I do love the design, the amount of room, the double doors/vestibules, and the price. But I just don't like the weight, the constant… Full Review »

Bushcraft Essentials Bushbox Titanium Outdoor Pocket Stove

I recently purchased the Bushbox Outdoor Pocket Stove (titanium version) and found it to be a compact and versatile multi-fuel stove/stand that will likely become… Full Review »

REI Folding Utensil Set

I go back and forth on these each time I take them out. On the one hand, this set is the most compact utensil set I own. On the other, I hate plastic. Really —… Full Review »

NEMO Fillo

Incredibly comfortable, but bulkier than some air mattresses. The Nemo Fillo is a great pillow if you have trouble sleeping on a rolled up pile of clothes and don't… Full Review »

Asolo Men's Power Matic 250 NBK V

This is my first review on, so even though these boots (sadly) have been discontinued, I just HAD to write my first review about my absolute favorite… Full Review »

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