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Moss Tents Starlet (Three-Season)

I was looking for a 2-person, 3-season backpacking tent and saw the Moss tents in REI. This was in 1984 and I recall there was a Star Gazer and its little brother… Full Review »

Snowline Chainsen Pro

The best ice traction pull-ons I have found so far, much tougher than the others. A notch or two shy of crampons in a packable size and weight. The roads, sidewalks,… Full Review »

La Sportiva Men's Bushido

Nimble, light, but robust trail runner. Narrow last, great protection. Fit: This shoe fits narrow. If you have wide feet you can stop reading now. If you have medium… Full Review »

Mountainsmith Tour TLS

No one is arguing that fanny packs make you look cool. But its durability and comfort make the Mountainsmith Tour TLS pack a pretty great choice for day hikes,… Full Review »

Adidas Terrex Swift Climaheat Frost Jacket

An insulated jacket that isn’t afraid of getting a little wet. Designed and fitted for active use this hooded jacket uses a blend of synthetic insulation and… Full Review »

MSR WindBoiler

The MSR Windboiler is a one-trick pony — it boils water efficiently even in high winds — and it does that one trick extremely well. But lighting the stove in… Full Review »

Cold Cold World Chernobyl

This pack is tough as nails, simple, entirely devoted to functionality. It's meant for climbing, and it is perfect for that. Its single-minded devotion to vertical… Full Review »

Kelty Continental Divide 5300 (External)

Some people will look at this pack and say it has an identity crisis. It is basically an internal frame bag attached to a narrow external frame. There are pros… Full Review »

P-38 U.S. Military Can Opener

Swiss army of the can openers. Actually, it was a gift from a fellow eBay seller many years ago. I've kept it all these years in a slit like pocket of Leatherman… Full Review »

ZPacks Triplex

The ZPacks Triplex tent combines wonderfully lightweight and compact packing with roominess for two (and adequate for three). It would work very well for a solo… Full Review »

Montane Trail Stretch Gaiter

A low trail gaiter that finds a pleasing blend of light weight, durability, and functionality. This product is especially good for trail routes requiring frequent… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Stretch Dome 3

Why read a review of a tent no longer being manufactured? It may very well help you decide what to buy on the current market. Though no longer being manufactured,… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Men's DriDown Rain Jacket

The Sierra Designs DriDown Rain Jacket is billed as "a single solution for wet, cold environments." It is a waterproof rain shell insulated with DriDown (proprietary… Full Review »

Big Agnes Late Lunch Vest

Big Agnes has applied their knowledge of down to their foray into apparel. The women’s Late Lunch Vest uses 700 fill power DownTek water repellent down, and they… Full Review »

Icebreaker Flexi Chute Neckwarmer

This neck gaiter is a winter companion that will keep you warm (and happy) for years! Made of soft/non-itch Merino wool, this accessory is an easy way to adjust… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Lucent Heated Mitts

The Outdoor Research Lucent is a battery powered heated mitten that boasts impressive dexterity, warmth and durability. There is extra attention to the small details… Full Review »

Black Rock Gear Original Black Rock Hat

The best of the best. Handmade with care in the USA by a small business. Excellent customer service. Crazy warm and soft. Does not squeeze your head. If you are… Full Review »

EMS Velocity 1 Tent

Great tent for when you have to sleep alone. I bought this tent to add to my backpacking arsenal because I was tired of carrying around a 2-person tent when most… Full Review »

MSR SimmerLite

If you are still able to acquire one of these stoves (they are discontinued) I would recommend it. First off, this stove is no longer available (it has been discontinued). Full Review »

Marmot Alpinist Climbing Jacket III

This jacket has to be the most durable jacket I have ever owned. Marmot keeps replacing any ripped or burnt panel. Sometimes I can forgo a light pack because of… Full Review »

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