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Klymit Inertia X-Lite

I've used this for 2 backpacking seasons and it lives up to it's claim - lightweight while providing comfortable sleeping conditions. Edited to 4.5 stars because… Full Review »

Granite Gear Air Compressor

The Granite Gear medium Air Compressor is a nice lightweight alternative to the slightly heavier duty "Rock Solid" compression sack. It holds its own and has added… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Hammock House

The Slacker Hammock House is the “grand slam” Therm-a-Rest needed to prove they are a worthy contender in the hammock market. The Hammock House is both a reliable… Full Review »

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

The Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1 is lightweight, packs down small, and most importantly, there's enough room for 1 person! This review is for the older model (2007). … Full Review »

Merrell Men's All Out Blaze Sieve

Good compromise between a shoe and sandal that works well wet or dry. Background: I have only had these for four months but have walked around 100 km (60 miles). Full Review »

BRS 3000W Canister Stove

A tough, super efficient micro canister stove I received this at cost from an importer for assessment purposes. It arrived in the letter post not as I was expecting… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Spork

Better than a spork. Summary: This thing gets almost everything right: it is cheap, lightweight, durable, does what it is supposed to and does it well. Price: $AU… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Frontcountry Bed 600 SYN 2-Season

My go-to for any trip where weight isn't the largest concern. I've been a mummy bag user for decades but it was time for a change. I use this mostly on weekend… Full Review »

Superfeet Orange

This review is my initial impression of the Superfeet Orange insoles that I hope will address some issues I have been having with my feet. After I get in a few… Full Review »

Vargo Triad

Once mastered it is a truly amazing device. Learning curve ahead if you have no experience with ethanol powered stoves. They are not for everyone! Amazing stove… Full Review »

UCO A-120

UCO has created a nice, decent headlamp. The Cree LED lighting is quite bright. The "Infinity Dial" is an excellent innovation. The drawbacks in this headlamp have… Full Review »

Gregory Paragon 58

This newly released lightweight backpack is equipped with user-friendly features without adding unnecessary weight. Supreme comfort meets a lighter base pack weight! Full Review »

Scarpa Zodiac Tech GTX

The Scarpa Zodiac Tech is a near perfect light mountain boot. Great sticky Vibram sole and a perfect fit makes for all day comfort. I’d love to see a toe welt… Full Review »

Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultra

The Hillsound Trail Crampon Ultras are a really well made product that performs well on icy trails. These type of trail crampons really enable you to enjoy hiking… Full Review »

Vasque Men's Coldspark Ultradry

Insulated and waterproof for cold and wet active use this full, over the ankle boot is great for those who work and play in winter conditions. A combination of… Full Review »

Cabela's Meindl Perfekt Light Hikers

Absolutely the most comfortable boots I've ever worn. I bought my boots at Cabela's....and I paid the price. I was a little surprised that they are a bit heavy… Full Review »

Meindl Super Perfekt

Heavy duty and handsome boots built to take a beating. Best boots I've ever worn. Best footwear purchase I've ever made. I settled on a pair of the Meindl Super… Full Review »

Hilleberg Soulo

Buy this tent! The best quality tent I have seen in my 61 years. Nothing comes close—NOTHING! It is light, packs small and tight as a drum. No seam tape to get… Full Review »

Sawyer Permethrin Premium Insect Repellent

I have used DEET and other products since the early 1980s, but Permethrin treated clothes are much more effective in tick prevention based on my experience in tick-infested… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Slacker Super Snuggler

The Slacker Super Snuggler is an inexpensive, easy to use, robust, lightweight hammock underquilt that works well in above freezing temperatures. This hammock would… Full Review »

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