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A great knock off Trangia Mini stove without the pots from China. If like me you are finding the escalating cost of fossil fuels for your stove not to your liking… Full Review »

Ozark Trail Elevated Anywhere Bed Air Mattress

Sat new unused for about a year till needed. As I opened the package pieces of black plastic fell out of the bag. It looks like the foot part that the struts hinge… Full Review »

Hillary 10 Person Rio Grande 4 Room Family Dome Tent

It amazes me how many people just whine instead of taking in the outdoor adventure. If you don't like getting cold, wet, and dirty then don't go camping I wish… Full Review »

Big Agnes Seedhouse SL2

A high-quality, lightweight, dependable performer. I've had this tent out about 40 times in a variety of weather and I couldn't be happier with its performance… Full Review »

Moonstone Optima

I was cold at Camp Verde, AZ, campground in February and the zipper snagged the nylon backing. Good for spring camping in dry weather at Havasupai Falls Campground… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Bug Bivy

Very lightweight, delicate, and tight. Setup: If you wish to guy it out properly, it takes longer than most tents. A single fiberglass pole slides through the sleeve… Full Review »

Eddyline Sea Star

Solid kayak with a nice balance of volume, speed, and stability. Glad to see that these fine kayaks are still out there.  After trying various kayaks at Seattle's… Full Review »

Gregory Z55

Great backpack. Lightweight and comfortable. Great backpack, use the size S and amber orange color. Live in Indonesia that has a lot of humid and wet tropical mountain. Full Review »

Salewa Men's Mountain Trainer GTX

I am a seasoned boot user, but after reading a number of opinion blogs I thought I would try a hiking shoe. The Salewa Mountain Trainer has turned out to be a very… Full Review »

Gossamer Gear G4

Ultralight, simple, effective, comfortable, proven over many years. I've used my first and only G4 for almost a decade on many short ultralight and 'Boy Scout'… Full Review »

Kelty Tuck 20 / EN 22

Great bag at a great price. Just received it. I also own the Kelty Mistral 20 degree bag. The Tuck is 11 ounces lighter, and compresses to fit in a Kelty medium… Full Review »

Patagonia Men's Merino 3 Midweight Hoody

Encapsulating warmth, anti-stink, relatively quick drying, wicking, optional thumb loops, light weight, and recently on sale! Is that possible? One top to rule… Full Review »

Clif Berry Pomegranate Chia Bar

Clif bars in general are great for people on the go, who can't always plan ahead for every meal. They are great for kids' snacks between meals as well. I recommend… Full Review »

The North Face VE 25

Good tent, but my 1997 model leaks in two places where the indoor reenforcement/clothing lines can be attached and that is a major problem. Easy pitching, very… Full Review »

Eureka! Amari Pass 1

As for the packabilty of this tent, I found that it gets much smaller and manageable on long treks if you pack the poles on the side of your pack separate from… Full Review »

L.L.Bean King Pine HD 4-Person Dome

This is a great tent. My wife and I bought it about three years ago and have used it a half dozen times. It is superb. We have used this tent to go to airplane… Full Review »

Sea to Summit UltraLight Insulated Mat

Lightweight comfy pad, gives a great night's sleep. I was intrigued by Sea to Summit's new line of sleeping pads, so when the REI dividend and coupon came out,… Full Review »

Kelty Loveseat

Quality, comfort—great for cuddling up by the campfire :) We love this for sitting by the campfire. Best for car camping of course. It sits just a bit lower than… Full Review »

Northwest Territory Olympic Cottage Deluxe Cabin Tent

Water pools during rain and no replacement parts available. Poles punctured holes in the canopy and we cannot find a replacement canopy ANYWHERE. There seems to… Full Review »

Loki Men's Mountain Hoodie

Great ideas (built-in balaklava and mitts) and could be a game changer, but the quality is not there yet. I love the design of the hoodie. Adding a face mask and… Full Review »

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