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Granite Gear Air Zippditty

Just the right size (.6L) for the little odds and ends you want to keep in one place when hiking, camping, backpacking, or any other outdoor activity. Well-made… Full Review »

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

Lightweight compressible, affordable, breathable rain jacket that kept me dry inside and out. I read a lot of reviews for and against this jacket's rainproof ability… Full Review »

Gregory Baltoro 65

I’ve crossed around 1,000 miles over the past six months with this pack, carrying an average weight of 36 pounds. I could never imagine a backpack can be so comfortable… Full Review »

Black Diamond Spot

Bright, small, lightweight, and durable headlamp. Bright, small, lightweight, and durable head lamp I recently purchased this new model of the Black Diamond Spot… Full Review »

Black Diamond Men's Trail

These poles are as tough as it gets. I hiked around 1,000 miles in the last six months and I’m glad I had these poles to support me. These are so durable I never… Full Review »

MSR Evo Ascent

Indestructible white plastic snowshoes that have good gripping and are easy to put on with mittens and are great for off-trail use. Easy to put on and take off… Full Review »

Appalachian Trail Conservancy The A.T. Guide (2016 Northbound)

"The AT Guide" by David (Awol) Miller is one of the most comprehensive and easy guides I have used. The guide lists services to get you to Georgia and local hostels… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Trek TK II

Excellent down bag for a variety of conditions. It's lightweight, packs down small, does better in wet weather than other down bags, and is very comfortable. This… Full Review »

Columbia Trail Summit Running Glove

Great running gloves. Or really good liner gloves, your call. Caveat: I am a member of the Columbia Sportswear Testing Program, however I have yet to test anything… Full Review »

REI Dash 2 Tent

I found this to be a great very light, low cost tent that is great for the solo hike and can fit two in a pinch. I purchased this tent on closeout from REI to use… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Charros Beans & Rice

This VERY FILLING dinner will stuff the most hungry appetite whether on a quick overnight trip, thru-hike, or even at a long, busy day at work. Backpacker’s Pantry… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries

This single serving breakfast is a scrumptious powerhouse! Balancing loads of sugars, carbohydrates, and proteins make this an ideal meal for hikers, backpackers,… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk

Loaded with calories, this Backpacker’s Pantry breakfast is an excellent product for one VERY hungry hiker, or two people with normal appetites. Note: This is… Full Review »

Trew Women's NuYarn Wool Pocket T

The Trew Superlight NuYarn Wool Pocket T is an exemplary garment for layering or as a stand-alone summer T-shirt. It is one of the most comfortable and functional… Full Review »

Under Armour Hurakan Paclite Jacket

A lightweight breathable shell at a mid range price, this pretty well sums up the Under Armour Hurakan Jacket. It isn’t spectacular, but it is a work horse and… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Skyledge 2 DP

Great and solidly built, three-season, general-purpose backpacking tent. Would be better with a few minor improvements. This is my third Mountain Hardwear tent. Full Review »

Wild Things Guide Pack

This light, old-school day pack is great for people who want a low profile pack with plenty of tie-down options. Made for climbing, this pack should prove to be… Full Review »

Opinel No. 12 Explore

A folding knife option for outdoors folks who want some of the efficiency of a larger, fixed blade knife in a folding package with hook blade, fire starter, and… Full Review »

Osprey Exos 58

Looking for light pack ? This will be a superb choice with its 1.1kg weight. You can pack more stuff in it than in a no-frame pack, but still have to stay under… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Nano-Air Hoody

The Nano-Air Hoody is a mid-weight insulating layer than can reach across a wider than normal range of temperature and weather conditions. It is relatively unusual… Full Review »

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