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Nova Craft Trapper Solo

If you are looking for a nice, small boat to toss in the back of your truck or sling over your shoulder for small rivers and ponds, I highly recommend it. It is… Full Review »

Spyderco Vallotton Sub-Hilt Folder

Simply put, beautiful. This knife is well elegant! They used the finest materials and the fit and finish are what you would expect in a custom. It's almost hard… Full Review »

Herman Men's Survivor

Cheap boots. Don't waste your time and money. Chinese junk. I understand Herman Survivors are now built in China and owned by Wal-Mart. My own experience with them… Full Review »

REI Half Dome 2

Good in fair weather only. ANY amount of rain consistently ends up coming in through the vents even velcroed shut. Heavy rain bounces into the tent from under the… Full Review »

Ibex Hunters Point Pullover

Well made, warm, and durable sweater made of wool fleece. Good for casual and active wear. This sweater is billed as a men's but fits women too, although the arms… Full Review »

Injinji Performance Crew Sock

Keeps them digits from co-mingling and forming blisters while looking ruggedly stylish on the trail. I started using these socks some four years ago doing seasonal… Full Review »

REI Stratus Insulated Air Pad

This is the best back-packable mattress pad I have used. The Stratus is aptly named. I bought this mattress for a sailing/camping event along the Maine Island Trail… Full Review »

Deuter Futura Pro 42

Purchased in 2009 and used everyday while working seasonally for the USFS (six years). Pack is bombproof, no popped zippers, no torn seams or ripped attachments… Full Review »

LED Lenser H7.2

These are great headlamps. The new LED Lenser H7.2 and the upscale H7R.2 bring even brighter adjustable top range illumination. The new LED Lenser H7.2 replaces… Full Review »

Therm-a-Rest Honcho Poncho

The Therm-a-rest Honcho Poncho is an indulgent piece of gear that can shed rain and help keep you warm as a garment or convert into a blanket for more supine endeavors. Full Review »

Black Diamond Speed 30

I bought this pack a year and a half ago, and it has served me well through daily hiking and camping use, canoe trips, and multi-pitch climbing. In one word: fantastic! Full Review »

Garmin Oregon 600

The Garmin Oregon 600 a versatile touchscreen GPS. With the addition of topographical maps, it's an invaluable aid when hiking and backpacking. The Garmin's Oregon… Full Review »

Hi-Tec Sequoia Low

These were a replacement for the Altitude Trek Low, which broke down within months of purchase. Recommended by the NZ Importer/agents for Hi-Tec. First impression… Full Review »

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

In my estimation this tent has all four major attributes necessary in a one-man, three-season tent. Ease of setup, ease to dismantle, durability, and weight. One… Full Review »

John Calden Boots Men's Mountain Hiking Boot

There are very few craftsmen left in the world who can make a boot like John Calden. If you do a lot of backcountry hiking, your feet deserve a pair of these boots. Full Review »

Eddie Bauer Men's Superior Down Parka

Extremely warm, high quality, luxurious parka, at an amazing price. This is the best parka I have ever owned. I was looking for an Air Force Parka, and it was hard… Full Review »

Sierra Designs Comet

Fast setup, good fly. Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Fluid 18

Very lightweight and sleek pack perfect for day hikes, especially in tight bush. I bought this pack to replace my old Asolo light day pack. I use two different… Full Review »

Marmot Men's PreCip Jacket

Lightweight, cost effective rain shell. I picked up the Marmot Precip because I needed a lightweight and packable waterproof shell that wouldn't break the bank. Full Review »

Montane Hi-Q Luxe Jacket

This jacket screams PERFORMANCE!!! A highly water resistant/windproof mid-weight synthetic jacket that continues to perform when wet, yet still has the positive… Full Review »

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