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Cafe Bustelo Espresso Instant Coffee

Great tasting, single-serve coffee packets. Cafe Bustelo Espresso Instant Coffee is the closest thing to brewed coffee I've had on the trail. I've tried a variety… Full Review »

Yaktrax Hand Warmers

Small enough to tuck away in your pack relatively unnoticed, but oh so nice to have when you need them. These rapid oxidation warmers can be used as labeled to… Full Review »

Columbia Men's Pilsner Peak Pant

The Columbia Men’s Pilsner Peak Pant is a good pant for hiking, backpacking, and rock climbing for three seasons. They wick well, making them comfortable for… Full Review »

Columbia Men's OutDry Ex Diamond Shell Jacket

The Columbia OutDry EX Diamond Shell Jacket is a waterproof shell that does great keeping the rain out, but places form over function. I tested the Columbia OutDry… Full Review »

5.11 Tactical Stryke Pants

Extremely rugged trousers that are intended for military or paramilitary use, but are excellent for hiking, although a little on the heavy side. On the Cumbria… Full Review »

Cascade Creek Yakgrips Comfort Kayak Paddle Grips

We are reviewing the comfort grips made by Cascade Creek, designed for take-apart paddles. We use kayak paddles for solo canoeing and kayaking, and have found these… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Mithril Jacket

Very reliable and warm waterproof softshell for cold conditions. Introduction This is a jacket that bridges the gap between softshell and hardshell.  In fact this… Full Review »

Gransfors Bruks Mini Hatchet

Definitely a minimalist hatchet. I'd recommend a bigger one for most real hatchet work. I'm generally a fan of large knives for wilderness tasks. You can cut, chop,… Full Review »

Manasalu Adventure 50+5

A well made and versatile pack for every day or for the longer trek. Very well made and designed, definitely user friendly. For some time I have been trawling through… Full Review »

UCO A-120

Light and comfortable on the head with an easily adjustable output, the UCO A-120 works well for in-camp lighting or after dark activity both on- and off-trail. Full Review »

UCO A-45 Comfort-Fit Headlamp

Light and comfortable on the head with an easily adjustable output, the UCO A-45 works well for in-camp lighting, though few would find it bright enough for night… Full Review »

Salomon Men's XT Wings 3

Highly structured stability trail runners with bombproof durability, good grip, and comfort. I'm on my 4th pair of this shoe, which was called the XT Wings. Fit:… Full Review »

Teton Sports Mountain Adventurer 4000

A fantastic pack for a great price! This pack is designed for Ultra Light backpacking. It weighs only 4lbs. I would definitely recommend this pack for those who… Full Review »

Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer

This is a robust, grippy, if heavy and stiff soled, shoe that is great for rocky off-track terrain with a backpack. This review is for the non-Goretex version,… Full Review »

MSR SuperFly

Solid choice for minimalists who want to do more than boil water. Broad compatibility with fuel canisters from vendors across the globe is a big plus. I imagine… Full Review »

Tentsile X3 Giant Pegs

Tentsile's Giant Pegs are a quick and easy solution to placing stakes in hard soil when a rock or hammer is not readily available. This reviewer found these pegs… Full Review »

Xero Shoes DIY 4mm Kit

The closest thing you can get to nothing, without actually having nothing. A perfect shoe for marathons, ultra marathons, camp sandals, beach sandals, lounging,… Full Review »

Princeton Tec Helix Bluetooth

The Princeton Tec Helix Backcountry is a collapsible lantern, which uses a rechargeable lithium ion battery (1800 mAh or 3 AA batteries as a back-up), to boast… Full Review »

Columbia Featherweight Hike Long Sleeve Shirt

This shirt is a great warm weather performer, providing extra sun protection and bug protection for your arms while remaining cool and dry. With minimal weight… Full Review »

Merrell Men's Moab Mid Waterproof

The Merrell Moab Mid Waterproof upholds the manufacturer's good reputation, except for one major issue. They are very comfortable, relatively wear resistant (considering… Full Review »

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