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Naked Granola Granola Cookies - Seattle

Not necessarily an “energy bar” but rather a wholesome granola bar, or cookie as they call it, that provides a great taste and generous size. Taste: Taste… Full Review »

Columbia Men's Diamond 890 TurboDown Jacket

Warm, lightweight jacket that is great for both city and outdoor use. This is a great down jacket. A combination of warmth and breathability are what I look for… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Camper SV

The Neoair Camper SV (speed valve) is a great mattress for everything short of alpinism. No more pumping or seeing stars trying to manually inflate that pesky sleeping… Full Review »

Rab Men's Ascent 700

Warm, lightweight, highly packable, roomy, designed to pair with similar bag, wide temperature range. This sleeping bag is a desired addition to a backpacker's… Full Review »

Jetboil FluxRing Fry Pan

The Jetboil FluxRing Fry Pan is part of the line of cooking accessories for the Jetboil Cooking Systems, or the Personal Cooking System. It allows Jetboil users… Full Review »

Bergans Compact Light 2

The zipper on the rainfly split after the second use, but I had also drawn it too taut when I set it up in a full blown storm. It did, however, provide excellent… Full Review »

Haglofs L.I.M. Power Dry Hooded Top

Lightweight but pricey airy warmth. The L.I.M. Power Dry Hooded Top is a very lightweight fleece grid jacket that is suitable for all but the hottest times of year. Full Review »

Ruffwear Headwater Collar

This is a nice waterproof collar, for your active outdoor dog. Note, the current model has a metal buckle, unlike the default photo at the top of this review. We… Full Review »

evolv Addict

If you can climb in slip-ons, you can do anything in these. They tackle any objective with grace and power. I am sold. FIT: These shoes fit me perfectly. I have… Full Review »

Ibex Meru Hat

The perfect beanie to wear under a helmet or when you are working hard in the cold. The fact is that, without a hat this day I would have been very hypothermic. Full Review »

MyPakage Action Series Boxer Brief

The primary marketing edge of MyPakage's stretchy boxer briefs is a specially-shaped and partially separated pouch...but its real advantage lies in a no-chafe design… Full Review »

Toaks Titanium Siphon Alcohol Stove

Very lightweight and small (about 4 cm high) and 44 grams (that's the weight of the stove and the steel mesh pot stand). This photo shows the actual weight of the… Full Review »

Cascade Mountain Tech Quick Lock Carbon Fiber Cork Grip Trekking Poles

The Cascade trekking poles are a very good design and construction. They appear to be very durable long-term. They are certainly a bargain for the price, delivering… Full Review »

Tentsile Flite

Tentsile's Flite tree tent is the company's lightest version of its hammock-tent hybrids. Combining the comfort of a hammock with the structure of a 2-person tent,… Full Review »

LightHeart Gear Duo

Sweet combination of low weight, durability, storm-worthiness, and room for two large people! I have owned over 20 tents in the last 25 years, and I have my new… Full Review »

UnderGround Quilts Zeppelin 20°F

The 66 inch "7/8 length" 20-degree under quilt is a weight and space savings option for the not-too-tall hammock camper. At 5'8" I find that I get almost full length… Full Review »

UCO Stormproof Match Kit

Okay, hopefully my final review of matches! These matches are amazing, and are now kept in our emergency kits, should we ever need to start a fire in extreme conditions. Full Review »

UCO Waterproof Matches

Last fall, I reviewed a very disappointing brand of "waterproof" matches. Since then, I have obtained two types of UCO matches, and both are amazing upgrades, and… Full Review »

GSI Outdoors Infinity Insulated Mug

Just about perfect. This is a great coffee mug. Picked this up about three months ago and it's held up well on several overnight and multi-day trips. It's stable… Full Review »

Harmony High Volume Sea Kayak Pump

This pump is used in our canoe (and sometimes kayak), for those times when we get a bit more water in the boat than a bilge sponge can easily handle! It is inexpensive,… Full Review »

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