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Helle Symfoni

I've owned this knife since 2006, and 9 years later I have yet to find a better blade. Defnately worth every penny, and then some. I heard Helle discontinued production… Full Review »

Big Agnes Fly Creek UL3

It stands up to wind, weighs next to nothing, and is roomy for two people This thing stood up well in the legendary Patagonia winds (make sure you pitch it with… Full Review »

Osprey Exos 58

This is a great all-around backpack if you don't overload it. With less than 35lbs of well-chosen gear, it works for both weekend and long haul trips, and you can… Full Review »

Esatto Men's Classic Hiker

They fit your feet and are well constructed. There is no slop so you don't build up callouses anywhere on your feet and the shoes/boots last forever. Money well… Full Review »

MontBell Men's Alpine Light Down Parka

Warm and light, this is a great down jacket for shoulder season use — very good bargain too! This is my go-to down jacket for shoulder season use; it's usually… Full Review »

Schrade Frontier

Best survival knife for the price. I bought the first one 4 years ago and loved it. It surpassed my expectations for a heavy duty survival knife.  They were hard… Full Review »

REI Men's Triad Parka

I recently purchased this high quality 3/4 length coat at the REI store in Paramus. It has an amazing fit and is extremely warm in an outside temperature of 18… Full Review »

Jetboil Personal Cooking System (PCS)

JetBoil makes hot water happen fast, in a medium weight package. Mine has been flawless. It goes in my hunting pack when I need hot food quickly and quietly, in… Full Review »

Black Diamond Alpine Start Hoody

A nice balance of breathability, wind resistance and precip resistance — more durable than your average windshirt (but heavier too). This isn't your average ultralightweight… Full Review »

Outdoor Research Men's Incandescent Hoody

Nice, warm, light down parka. Fit/finish top notch. This is a really nice, lightweight down jacket w/ ~ 7 oz of 800 down.  I find it very warm for the weight,… Full Review »

Ozark Trail 11 x 9 Vacation Cottage

This tent set up easy in about 30 minutes without instructions (you should put metal rafters together and place rain fly on before raising with studs.). Suggest… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Camp Four

These are my go-to shoes for day hikes. I've done 1 or 2 light overnights (15-20lbs) in these when I knew it'd be dry and I would appreciate the traction due to… Full Review »

Pacerpole 3-Section Alloy

Excellent trekking poles that have helped reduce stress on knees and wrists, encouraged proper posture, better breathing and efficient movement. Pacerpoles have… Full Review »

Nanotips Black

Its a liquid solution you paint over the tips of your existing gloves to make them touchscreen compatible! It works great on my snowboarding gloves. I love how… Full Review »

Swix Star XC 100 Split Mitt

Great for active winter use, these mitts split the difference between gloves and mittens using a 3 and 1 finger. Built to hug the hand without getting in the way… Full Review »

The North Face Himalayan Parka

Decent jacket, but needs some fine tuning. The arms are the biggest let down, need more baffles to keep down in place. Live in the far north Canada, -40° is way… Full Review »

Nite Ize S-Biner MicroLock

A locking mini S-biner that can secure items while providing a quick-release option. Great for adding a tool to your keychain or a lightweight light to a zipper… Full Review »

Mountain Hardwear Men's Hooded Phantom Jacket

Like wearing a cloud of warmth, the Phantom Hooded Jacket keeps you toasty in the coldest temperatures and packs down small enough to bring on every trip. Highly… Full Review »

Five Ten Men's Exum Guide

Great boot that fills the gap between Burly Backpacking Tank and Wispy Barely there Trailrunner. I'm going to get this out of the way first since it's ultimately… Full Review »

Exped Schnozzel

A dual-purpose pack liner that works incredibly well as a fill bag for your sleeping pad. While designed to only work with Exped pads, a simple modification can… Full Review »

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