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Keen Men's Newport H2

Never ever Keen again! I bought Keen based on reviews and according to my needs. Fit was good, but lack of tightening below ankle. Seams start falling apart and… Full Review »

NiteCore HC30

Great headlamp for a good price. Best for serious night navigation and caving. Ok, so I can finally add this review after several months of punishing caving and… Full Review »

Big Agnes Q-Core SL

This is a very good pad. Comfortable and fairly warm too. Started using it at basecamp tenting for over a month in France and Turkey. Held up well for at least… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 0°

The bag is warm, packable, and good quality. Someone who sleeps cold should do well in this bag. This is the best sleeping bag I've used so far. Using it recently… Full Review »

Julbo Micropores

I wear Ray Ban Aviators for driving (55mm lens width; 14mm bridge width; 135mm temple length). With the bridge width of 24mm on the Micropores, I thought they would… Full Review »

Big Agnes Sleeping Mat

I purchased a Big Agnes sleeping mat which promptly began to deflate itself nightly. Thinking I must have gotten a Big Agnes defect, I purchased a second Big Agnes… Full Review »

Kelty Crestone 1

Kelty Crestone 1. I bought my Crestone 1 back in 2009. Used it while hiking the AT in 2010. It stood up to high winds and heavy rain through my whole hike. Plenty… Full Review »

REI Mountain 3

I bought this tent in 2010 and used it every single weekend 51 weeks a year for three years. It gets the job done. I've owned a few four-season tents and at MSRP… Full Review »

ALPS Mountaineering Tasmanian 2

Well made, good quality for the price, but those tent poles need a rethink. I bought this tent from the REI outlet online (now "the garage"). I actually got this… Full Review »

MSR Hubba

My tent lasted for over 10,000 backpacking miles. It experienced snow, ice, driving rain, and hot desert sun. The size I think was perfect. I could even put my… Full Review »

Kelty Big Bend

Great pack, durable and flexible. I think I got this pack when the model was discontinued. At least I think it was discontinued, but the lack of offerings in the… Full Review »

Kelty Tioga

Proven design. I owned and carried one of these for years, as did a college roommate. It was quite a number of years ago but the new models seem essentially the… Full Review »

EMS Men's Feather Pack 800 Hooded

Nice jacket, solid construction, good fill on the down. Got mine on sale on a Black Friday doorbuster so the price can't be beat. Large inside vest pocket for self… Full Review »

Darn Tough Men's Vertex Tab No Show Ultra-Light Cushion

A lifetime replacement guarantee says it all. A very soft, warm Merino wool sock with extra cushion underfoot. Darn Tough socks all come with a no questions asked… Full Review »

Adidas Men's Terrex Fast X GTX

Well-constructed shoe, Gortex lined, fits well through the foot except the heel slips when walking. I bought these after reading numerous online reviews. I have… Full Review »

Deuter Aircontact 75+10

Awesome pack! This shares with my Kelty 75 the honor of being the best pack I have ever carried. Bear in mind that I have owned and carried a vast number of packs,… Full Review »

Fjallraven Barents Pro Trouser

The Barents Pro Trousers are tough and well-made. Unfortunately, I found them too close-fitting to be comfortable. Fjallraven’s Barents Pro Trousers come in an… Full Review »

Ahnu Montara Boot

Boots failed to remain water tight after only one year. Ahnu's response was, "Thanks for letting us know." I purchased a pair of women's Ahnu Montara hiking books… Full Review »

prAna Men's Mojo Short

Comfortable, versatile, light, dries fast, well made. The short is very simple, which I find to be a good thing.  One of the best buys I have made.  I use these… Full Review »

Leki Women's Micro Vario Ti Cor-Tec

Looking for a go-to trekking pole that does it all? This pole might just fit that bill. From the ergonomic cork handle to it breaking down to 15" stow length, this… Full Review »

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