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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 »

ZebraLight H600 MK II

The H600 MK II is a nearly indestructible headlamp, providing a blinding 1,090 Lumens of light. Combine that with its long battery life and feather weight, and… Full Review »

Clif Sierra Trail Mix Bar

Simply put, it's trail mix in bar form. A hearty supply of peanuts (and peanut butter), yummy chocolate bits, a mix of seeds (pumpkin and sunflower) and raisins… Full Review »

Nathan Intensity

The Nathan Intensity running vest is an excellent woman-specific pack for running medium to long distances. With a 70-ounce reservoir and pockets for gels and chews,… Full Review »

Leki Micro Vario Titanium

Strong and compact. SOBO on the AT right now, just waiting for a gear exchange to get going again. In the meantime, I'd like to share input with folks as to the… Full Review »

Big Agnes Copper Spur UL1

A great lightweight tent for someone over 6 feet tall. It sets up fast, kept me dry through some serious downpours and didn't feel claustrophobic. At 6' 3", I could… Full Review »

CEP Women's Compression Running Sock

A sock that speeds up recovery and keeps your legs/feet stable and feeling fresh during a long run. The first thing I noticed about CEP socks is how bold and bright… Full Review »

Topo Athletic Men's MT

Light, minimalist trail runner that still provides a bit of support. Enough lug on the soles to provide pretty good off road traction, but not so much as to preclude… Full Review »

Salomon Women's SpeedCross 3

If you are in the market for a shoe that can conquer technical trails and rough terrain, this is the shoe for you. I wouldn't recommend this shoe for those who… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Direkt 2

This tent is every bit as waterproof and breathable as advertised, very strong also. My other 4-season tent weighs seven pounds and is made for three people, so… Full Review »

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