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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 »

Osprey Ariel 55

Great pack, super comfortable, rugged. I have used this pack since 2003 on the Long Trail for overnight hikes of 2-4 days, carrying 25-32 lbs. It will carry more… Full Review »

Asolo Women's TPS 535

Excellent long lasting comfortable boots. I bought my first pair of these boots more than 10 years ago and they hiked all of the Long Trail and more. I carry from… Full Review »

MPowerd Luci

A lightweight, easy to carry, waterproof solar-powered lantern useful in the backcountry or at home during emergencies. I saw this while standing in the checkout… Full Review »

Wiggy's Cagoule

This review/opinion pertains to Wiggy's products in general. I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built… Full Review »

Gempler PVC Plain Toe Boots

Gempler's PVC Plain Toe Boot is a nearly indestructible, waterproof boot that is perfect for caving and canyoneering. It would also have great application in canoe… Full Review »

Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

These boots are expensive, as other reviewers pointed out, but for those who have had issues with off-the-shelf footwear, these are a very smart long-term solution. Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler 30 OutDry

This backpack wasn't bad. It wasn't my favourite, but I also didn't hate it either. Great pack for wet hiking conditions, a winter snowshoe hike, or an all weather… Full Review »

Salomon Men's XA Pro 3D

These are my now go-to hiking and backpacking shoes that replaced my boots. It's also nice that they double as trail running shoes as needed. These are perfect… Full Review »

Deuter Futura 32

Great pack! Very comfortable and functional. My back stayed pretty dry, despite some warm conditions on long day hikes in the Grand Canyon, recently. Purchased… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28 Backpack

The Mountain Hardwear Snowtastic 28 pack is a good idea that just wasn't executed very well. Some of the flaws can be fixed with very little time and money, others… Full Review »

The Instaflator

Simple, easy to use, human powered tool for filling sleep pads or other inflatable gear. Packs light and small, no batteries required. Would probably work to inflate… Full Review »

MontBell Men's U.L. Down Inner Pants

So warm and light, there's no reason to leave them at home! I was looking to extend my backpacking season beyond just summer, and wanted to add a warm lower layer… Full Review »

Big Agnes Lone Spring 3

Simple structure, spacious interior, and durable materials. Great for two and a dog during cool weather adventures. Highly recommended for car camping and the occasional… Full Review »

White Sierra Men's Trail Convertible Pant

Comfortable, fast drying nylon pants which can be converted to shorts by zipping off the legs. Reasonably priced, but fully functional. Great for all season trail… Full Review »

Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX

The Asolo Fugitive GTX has excellent ankle support and a rigid outsole for stability, but not so rigid you feel like you're walking on frostbitten feet. The lacing… Full Review »

REI Lite-Core Sit Pad

If you don't want to carry a chair and you still appreciate relief from the hard ground around your campsites then you might want to consider adding the REI Lite-Core… Full Review »

Tarptent Scarp 2

This light 2-person tent is roomy and easy to set up. With two doors and two vestibules there is plenty of venting when weather permits. The inner tent options… Full Review »

Nuun Hydration Tablets

Nuun Active has become my all-season, all activity, go-to electrolyte drink. I picked up my first tube of Nuun this summer after being drawn to the aestethically… Full Review »

Morakniv Companion Heavy Duty Knife

Great price for a sturdy, sharp knife. I was looking for a decent low-cost trail knife and many folks all over the 'net recommended Morakniv Companion, or the Companion… Full Review »

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