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Cotopaxi Inca 26

Comfortable bag for traveling in the woods or around town. A wonderful balance of features and function. Quality construction and design make this pack a solid… Full Review »

Exotac FireRod

A high quality fire starter tool. FIRE -- Oh Oh!! No matter how light I try to get in my pack weight, there are two things that I always keep three of: water treatment… Full Review »

Petzl Tikka R+

Great headlamp that excels in technical use. The reactive lighting is extremely helpful at conserving maximum battery for navigation even after 11 hours of use,… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Escapist 15D Tarp

A non-free standing shelter by design that works well with a variety of conditions and platforms. It can be pitched with a pair of trekking poles or in between… Full Review »

MSR Men's Lightning Ascent

The MSR Lightning Ascent has the best traction of any snowshoe I've used. The bindings are super secure, easy to use while wearing gloves or mittens, and won't… Full Review »

Lowe Alpine Peak Attack 42

The Lowe Alpine Peak Attack is a 42L classic, single compartment mountaineering inspired pack. With those uses in mind the pack boasts added durability without… Full Review »

SOG BladeLight Camp

An interesting blend of fixed blade knife and flashlight that proves quite capable of executing most camp cutting tasks. While not intended for protracted abuse… Full Review »

UDAP No-Fed-Bear Canister

Kept bears and critters out. Intermediate size fit my pack and my needs better than other brands. Hard to decide how many stars to give this, but it is an average… Full Review »

Equinox Gila Ultralite Horizontal Pack Pocket

I used this add-on pocket as a second hip belt pocket for my Deuter Act Lite 75+10 Backpack. It took a bit of fiddling to get it securely in place but then it was… Full Review »

Deuter ACT Lite 75+10

Comfortable adjustable pack that can adapt to haul a lot or a little. Quality construction with some thoughtful details. Weighs in at 4 lbs 5 oz, a good compromise… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Ascend Glove

A minimalist shoe that offers a little more cushioning and protection for the bottom of the foot but less ground feel as compared to the trail glove. A good choice… Full Review »

NEMO Nocturne 15

Finally a sleeping bag that I don't feel restricted in. The unique shape provides room to move and stretch while keeping the weight down and staying warm. I have… Full Review »

Tubbs Men's Mountaineer Series

The Tubbs Moutaineer 36s are lightweight snowshoes that have incredible traction on steep hills and packed snow, while also excelling in softer snow due to their… Full Review »

Princeton Tec Fuel

The Princeton Tec Fuel is an inexpensive headlamp with a reputation of having the battery door break on users. This user has carried the Fuel for nearly two years… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo

I have hiked in hundreds of different shirts, baselayers, fishing shirts, sleeveless monstrosities, they all kind of work just fine. The Pack Polo is more than… Full Review »

Montane Dragon 20

Finally a nice pack that allows for multi-day runs. It's not perfect, but in the most important aspect — carry while running — it's great. I was able to get… Full Review »

Tubbs Men's Wilderness Series

Excellent snowshoes for use on all but the steepest terrain. Lightweight, with comfortable bindings that are easy to enter and exit even with gloves on, they have… Full Review »

Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

Decent starter hammock, comfortable and adequate. If you hang out on the East Coast, get one. After many times watching the sun get lower and searching around for… Full Review »

Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks

A healthy, responsible product from a cool company that, with a little tweaking could be great. Vermont Smoke and Cure Pepperoni I admit that I dearly love pepperoni,… Full Review »

Montane Dragon 20

A well-built and lightweight pack for ultrarunning and fast packing, big enough to carry layers, emergency gear, and food for long mountain runs in mixed weather,… Full Review »

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