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Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack

A heavy-duty "military style" 3 day pack that is designed to last forever, no matter what you do with it. Although BlackHawk! categorizes it as a hydration pack,… Full Review »

MSR WhisperLite Internationale

Love my MSR Whisperlite. Have been using it since 2003 in Iraq. Burn any type of fuel with the Internationale. I bought mine for the 2003 Operation Iraqi Freedom… Full Review »

MSR Alpine Bowl

It is a stainless steel boil. Dang near bullet proof. I have had mine for 2 years now and I bought it used on eBay used. It is a great, strong bowl. I even use… Full Review »

Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

A lot of backpackers look at pillows as luxury items and leave them behind because they are too heavy or bulky. The new Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow is definitely… Full Review »

Optimus Sparky

This little igniter works great to light my alcohol stoves. The recommended approach is to dip it in the alcohol, lift about six inches while holding it down, and… Full Review »

Swiss Gear Hiking Pole

Durability-to-price ratio is excellent. Comfortable grips with a nice overall feel. I picked up a pair of these @ Dicks about 6 years ago because at the price of… Full Review »

Osprey Volt 75

Great fit without a lot of weight. I would definitely recommend this backpack for anyone doing a 3-4 night outing. Just purchased this pack in July 2014. Have used… Full Review »

Backpacker's Pantry Cheddar Cheese Spread

It's not bad if you've had MRE's before. I've eaten enough MRE's in my last job to know that this stuff actually isn't that bad. It's saved a meal or two because… Full Review »

Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon

They're dried eggs! They serve the purpose of nutrition. Life can be iffy. These meals are the Iffy busters. I bought this single serving Mountain House Freeze… Full Review »

Keen Men's Durand Mid WP

If you can deal with the large toe box and keep your toes from smashing into the end while descending you might like these boots. If you have super wide feet maybe. Full Review »

Osprey Talon 44

Great transitional bag! I'm 5'11" with a slender build @ 162 lbs. I bought the bag at the beginning of the 2014 spring season with the intent of doing lightweight… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32

I am an avid backpacker, hiker, and mountain biker. I needed a new full size day pack. I wanted a bag I could use for long day hikes, as well as around town. This… Full Review »

GoLite Jam 50L

Solid entry into backpacking with less weight, more miles and more fun. If you're wanting to go lighter but aren't ready to commit lots of money to a specialized… Full Review »

Eddie Bauer Men's Propellant Jacket

Very comfortable, lightly insulated, stretchy, wind and water resistant soft shell. Poor quality control! Great idea, this jacket could be awesome but...questionable… Full Review »

REI Men's Sahara Convertible Pants

Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me over 25 days on the… Full Review »

Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket

Simply put, this is a well-designed, well-constructed, stylish, and environmentally responsible jacket. If you can afford it, you will be glad you bought it. I… Full Review »

Teton Sports Scout 3400

Great quality pack with lots of pockets and loops. I purchased this backpack about 1 years ago, used it so much. On tripsĀ I carried food, a tent, a sleeping bag,… Full Review »

Berghaus Expedition Light 80

The Berghaus Expedition Light 80 is a large capacity pack with a lightweight design. It has a surprisingly supportive suspension system which provides comfort in… Full Review »

Saucony Men's Kinvara TR

Everything you want with barefoot running and none of the stuff you don't. If this shoe was a weapon, it would be a sniper rifle. It's just that sharp. There are… Full Review »

Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

Overpriced for what you get, sizes are deceiving. Unless you get it at a significant sale price, there are other choices out there that are just as good. I own… Full Review »

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