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Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Crew

A merino wool baselayer that is soft and warm. Perfect for cold-weather activities of all kinds. Fit and Comfort: Finally, a baselayer top that has a little extra… Full Review »

Ridge Merino Inversion Heavyweight Bottoms

A warm and comfortable pair of baselayer pants that work particularly well below freezing temps, but they do have sizing limitations. Fit and Comfort: At 6’2”… Full Review »

Altra Men's King MT

My most comfortable shoe, with great grip on both loose and hard surfaces, zero drop, and light padding for good trail feel. The tradeoff for all that toe room… Full Review »

Ridge Merino Balaclava

A full face balaclava that is a strikes a nice balance between light weight, comfort, and warmth. Fit: I have a rather large, bald head, measuring 24 1/4 inches… Full Review »


A portable hot pot for morning joe anywhere in the world...and a little oatmeal. Purchased online via Massdrop although have had and used other larger units sold… Full Review »

REI Silk One Liner Sock

This liner sock improved my ability to hike and remain blister-free, as advertised. If you're looking to pair a liner sock with wool socks to reduce friction on… Full Review »

DIY: Collapsible Cylinder Wood Stove

DIY wood burning cylinder stove offers the same functionality as commercial models at 1/10th the cost. Most suitable for family sized tents and groups of two or… Full Review »

Ryders Nelson

The Ryders Nelsons are a very light and comfortable pair of sunglasses that are well suited to high energy activity. Designed for cyclists, the Nelson's strengths… Full Review »

Optimus Crux

I brilliant idea that has its drawbacks. Suited for summer conditions in sheltered areas. This seems like a stroke of genius—make use of the dead space at the… Full Review »

Tarptent StratoSpire 1

The Stratospire 1 is lightweight, able to withstand severe weather, roomy, and well-constructed. An ingenious design brings together many of the benefits of multiple… Full Review »

Vargo Hexagon

A great pocket wood burning stove ideal for boiling water and simple cooking. Well thought out design means a fire is burning in a very short space of time. It… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof

These WPB membrane "Mid" height boots are great for three-season backpacking I'm now on my second pair of Merrell Moab Mid boots with a WPB liner. The first pair… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie

I purchased these shoes for fishing. The comfort and fit were outstanding. They have great traction on all the rock and soil types I have thrown at them. Imagine… Full Review »

Arc'teryx Men's Beta AR Jacket

Has become my go-to shell on big executions. Though I have had this shell for a couple of years. I usually only pull it out when I need that piece of equipment… Full Review »

Craghoppers Voyager Hybrid Jacket

The Craghoppers Voyager is a hybrid jacket with a combination of a soft-shell (with Gore-Tex Windstopper membrane) and Thermo Elite synthetic insulation across… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Scrambler RT 35 OutDry

A versatile lightweight backpack. First off this my first MH product (yay) and I got this backpack as a lighter and more "fun", so to speak, alternative to my more… Full Review »

Trail Designs Caldera Cone System

You cannot beat this for performance. Only a Trangia offers greater stability. Its simplicity is genius. I have many alcohol stoves but this beats them all, though… Full Review »

Marmot Men's Minimalist Jacket

I had just bought a new shell for work $$$$. When my company decide that they wanted the guides to have the same jacket, but weren't about to put out the $$$$. Full Review »

My Trail Down Light Hooded Jacket

My Trail has got a winner with this affordable, warm, down jacket. Perfect balance is achieved, using quality materials at a "WOW" price point. With ethically sourced… Full Review »

Enlightened Equipment Revelation

Versatile, well made, warm and light. Comfortable in the desert and in the High Sierra. This quilt delivers—great for long distance backpackers/bike touring. Full Review »

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