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Zamberlan Trekking Medium Weight Socks

Excellent pair of technical socks that keep feet (mostly) dry! Having a good outdoors experience greatly depends on the boots you're wearing. I believe that boots… Full Review »

Salomon Cruise Gloves

Basic winter gloves that do the job at a good price. I'm more on the hot and sweaty side, because I get warm very easily, so as long as the clothes I'm wearing… Full Review »

Sawyer MINI Water Filter

At 2 oz, this mini filter is a soloist's lightweight dream. No waiting for tablets anymore. Effectiveness: The product is a particulate filter and does not claim… Full Review »

Pearl Izumi Men's P.R.O Fly Evo Pullover

It stops ALL wind, all snow, keeps out a surprising amount of the cold, breathes exceedingly well, sheds light rain, and, if it gets wetted out in a heavier rain,… Full Review »

The North Face Women's Denali Thermal Mitt

These mitts make a nice liner to a waterproof shell. They're also quick, and easy for an all-purpose "on the go" hand cover. I've used the North Face Denali gloves… Full Review »

Trail Designs Caldera Cone System

The most efficient, lightweight, simple stove option out there. Though, there is a slight learning curve, and keep it out of the wind. I've been doing more solo… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's R4 Jacket

Plush, good looking, comfortable, warm, and windproof. What more could you want in a fleece jacket? I've had my R4 for about 12 years. It has been put through the… Full Review »

Stohlquist Men's Amp

Best drysuit I've ever owned. This is my second Stohlquist drysuit, and it's a replacement for a Stohlquist Multi-Sport that I got on sale nearly 10 years ago. Full Review »

L.L.Bean Trail Model Hunting Pack

I love this pack! I use it for day hiking and snowshoeing, and I carry lots of stuff in my day pack (first aid, emergency gear, dog supplies, extra clothes), and… Full Review »

Lowa Men's Renegade GTX Mid

I love my Lowa boots. They are comfortable, light, reliable, and great looking. Rating: 4 1/2 stars Source: Purchased new from RiverSports Outfitters retail store… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Thermostatic Jacket

Very light mid-layer jacket for active outdoors use. Mountain Hardwear recommends it for climbing and hiking. Can also be used as a standalone jacket, provided… Full Review »

Empire Wool and Canvas Company Boreal Shirt

This is the most awesome piece of winter clothing I have ever had! Made from 100% wool blankets, it is seriously warm...even when wet. The hood is intelligently… Full Review »

Faber North Cliff

A good snowshoe aimed at the recreational market, but that is both reasonably priced and packed with features. It is also designed AND made in Canada. A very good… Full Review »

Louis Garneau Men's Blizzard II

The Louis Garneau Blizzard II snowshoe has excellent flotation and traction. Its BOA binding system is easy to use with gloves and cushions the whole front of your… Full Review »

Leki Corklite

The Leki Corklite trekking poles are light, strong, and especially well suited for wet weather trekking as the grips don't absorb water and the wrist straps dry… Full Review »

Vibram Men's FiveFingers TrekSport

I purchased these as a bit of an impulse. I wanted something to protect my feet at a slippery boat launch, and as I live in a small town these ended up being the… Full Review »

Big Agnes Rattlesnake SL1 mtnGLO

Light and spacious for a 1P tent. I've been searching for a 1P tent that balances space with weight. This is the one. Fairly taut tent without guys¬†Side entry… Full Review »

REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

This is the best back-packable mattress pad I have used. The Stratus is aptly named. I bought this mattress for a sailing/camping event along the Maine Island Trail… Full Review »

LED Lenser H7.2

These are great headlamps. The new LED Lenser H7.2 and the upscale H7R.2 bring even brighter adjustable top range illumination. The new LED Lenser H7.2 replaces… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho

The Therm-a-rest Honcho Poncho is an indulgent piece of gear that can shed rain and help keep you warm as a garment or convert into a blanket for more supine endeavors. Full Review »

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