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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL2

Awesome tent, great to backpack with. Very compact, quick to set up, and has kept me dry in torrential rains and 30+ mph winds. Minus a star only because it will… Full Review »

Lowa Men's Tibet Pro GTX

Lowa men's Tibet Pro GTX boots are my best boots to date. I have been mountain hiking and hunting with heavy packs since the early '70s in my Vasque Whitneys. In… Full Review »

Salomon Men's X Ultra 2 GTX

Great long distance hiking shoe for lightweight and reliability. Ideal for people with back issues that wish to have supportive, lightweight trail boots with ankle… Full Review »

Swiss Barefoot Company Free Your Feet (Classic Swiss)

Dyneema material rubberised socks that allow you to really feel the terrain under your feet. Minimises risk of cuts when wanting to go barefoot. The FYF (Free Your… Full Review »

Firebox Gen2 Titanium Folding Firebox Nano

Ultra light and portable multifuel stove that is a breeze to set up and pack up. It can fit in a shirt pocket and be set up in less than a minute. The Gen2 Titanium… Full Review »

Evernew Ti DX Set With Stove

This is a lightweight stove. The burner comes to bloom quickly and it burns hotter than a Trangia stove. For boiling water, the burner is probably one of the best… Full Review »

Salomon S-Lab Adv Skin 12Set

Amazing fit, so many features, and it is variable allowing a lot of flexibility. You'll forget you're wearing it. I definitely don't run much further than 30km… Full Review »

Alpacka Raft Mule

This pack raft has been a game changer in the types of trips that I am able to do. I've owned the raft for six months and it is now a key part of my gear. I haven't… Full Review »

MSR Elixir 2

Excellent tent for an affordable price. Top option if one doesn't need an ultra light product. Well suited for paddlers if weight is less of a concern. I used this… Full Review »

Julbo Colorado

Great bang-for-your-buck glacier glasses. I used these glacier glasses daily for 45 days on an icefield expedition. Fit: They are comfortable under a helmet, beanie,… Full Review »

Stansport Aluminum Camp Stool

The Stansport folding aluminum chair is a backpacking necessity. Also usable as a nightstand, table, pack-rest. $17, weighs 16oz. I've had one of these for 40 years. Full Review »

Patagonia Men's R1 Hoody

Great looking and delivers the goods when active, but has limited applications. Like most everyone here I try to do as much research as I can before spending a… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Gore-Tex

These mid-height GTX versions of this boot model from Merrell are relatively light and very durable. They have a Vibram sole and leather/mesh tops with a rubber… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Ratio 15

I would recommend this bag for anyone looking for a down bag on a budget. Perfect for three-season camping! I was replacing a Big Agnes mummy bag rated at 20 degrees. Full Review »

NRS PackRaft

Excellent product for getting into packrafting. Durable, easy to inflate, fine for short paddle trips away from roads. Too bulky to carry on a long backpacking… Full Review »

Asolo Men's Drifter GV

The fit is great for a high instep. Comfortable straight out of the box. Good grip, but not for crossing streams on slippery rocks. Rarely do I purchase any footwear… Full Review »

Dagger Caper T

Now discontinued for some time, this was Dagger's original whitewater Royalex boat. If you are able to locate a used one, I would encourage you to purchase this… Full Review »

Osprey Daylite

Great all-around day pack for many uses from outdoor active to around town travel. I got this pack last year and I've used it on several outings, from day hikes,… Full Review »

The North Face Stormbreak 1

This North Face Stormbreak 1-person tent been my go-to tent for the past two years and has reliably stood up to some serious abuse on multi-day backpacking trips:… Full Review »

Nigel Dennis Kayaks Romany Surf

Great handling, 16 ft. sea kayak for surfing and couple of day trips. The volume of this kayak fits larger people best. I am 6'4" and 210 lbs. It is extremely hard… Full Review »

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