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Columbia Men's Redmond Mid Waterproof

A good middle of the road lightweight waterproof hiking shoe that has nice sticky rubber on the soles that would make these an acceptable approach shoe. As I have… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Half Moon 3

For an older model tent, this one still stands strong even now. Tough, reliable, easy to set up, with a reasonable weight; what's not to like? Setup: The tent has… Full Review »

Headsweats ProTech Hat

Fantastic, breathable hat that shades your neck. I live in Arizona and this hat makes hot runs bearable. There are a couple features on this hat that elevate it… Full Review »

Snugpak Insulated Jungle Travel Blanket

I concur! Thanks for the comprehensive reviews... I bought this as a slightly warmer alternative to the standard military poncho liner "wooble" I usually carry… Full Review »

Meindl Perfekt

An excellent, solid boot. I used to wear the old Asolo Yukons and wanted something a little more like them—a bit lighter, with the break-in more along the width… Full Review »

Bending Branches Sunrise Glass

This paddle has proven to be durable, efficient, and reliable over two full seasons of paddling 100+ days per year. It is a reasonably priced recreational paddle,… Full Review »

Elie Sound 100 XE

Terrific overall kayak. Purchased new in April 2014 from REI. Wanted to find a good kayak for recreational use that wouldn't break the bank. Settled on two Elie… Full Review »


A free navigational app for Android smartphones for the PCT, AT, and CDT. Super easy to use. HikerBot is a free smartphone app that can be used on the three main… Full Review »

Fenix HL60R

This powerful and rechargeable headlamp both packs a punch, and has efficient settings for the outdoors-person that wants a rechargeable device. This headlamp is… Full Review »

U.S. Military Poncho Liner Woobie

Get your woobie on. One of the top inventions by the U.S. Military, the poncho liner (aka woobie) is very lightweight and is nice on mild nights as a wrap or can… Full Review »

CamelBak Sequoia 22

Great hiking pack with lots of attention to details that matter. There's a compartment for a hydration bladder as well as a pocket for a water bottle. There are… Full Review »

REI Base Camp 4

A very strong family/base camp tent with an excellent backpack style carrying bag. Due to privacy walls, the mesh screens are higher up and there is reduced airflow… Full Review »

Purple Rain Adventure Skirt

The Purple Rain Adventure Skirt has become one of my all-time favorite pieces of clothing for its functionality, versatility, comfort, and durability. What sets… Full Review »

Black Rock Gear The Original

The Black Rock Gear Original is a simple, functional, quality down beanie, deserving a place on everyone’s head. It gets my highest honors by being a part of… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Access

The Five Ten Access is a lightweight, low cut approach shoe that offers superior traction, support and durability. The Access would be best for someone looking… Full Review »

Ascend Sit On Top Kayak Cart

There's an easier way to move your kayak, other than picking it up and carrying it. Why not try adding some wheels? I bought a set of Ascent Sit-On-Top Kayak Cart… Full Review »

REI Women's Flash 65

This pack is excellent for longer multi-day backpacking trips. It's half the price of the major ultralight bags, but at only 3 pounds it's not that much heavier. Full Review »

Primus Eta Lite

Might be one of the most overlooked stoves out there. Singles and couples would do well to research this stove for its ease, portability, weight, and design. I… Full Review »

Ryders Incline

The Ryders Incline is an extremely light, durable, and comfortable pair of activewear sunglasses. Ryders has developed an antiFOG lens so that when working hard… Full Review »

UCO Pika 3-in-1 Rechargeable Lantern

I love my Pika lantern, which I use in both flashlight and lantern mode. It is a small, lightweight, and dependable light for use in camping, or as an emergency… Full Review »

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