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TheTentLab Deuce of Spades

This is a very light, durable, and functional camp shovel with the added benefit of being very useful for a number of other applications around camp that might… Full Review »

Atlas Women's 9 Series

Great quality basic snowshoe for non-mountaineering use. Comfortable stride and good grip, excellent bindings. After going through three other pairs of snowshoes… Full Review »

Geigerrig Rig 700

A tough little hydro pack with lots of cool features, perfect for mountain biking, xc skiing, trail running, or any quick high output outdoor pursuit. Is it worth… Full Review »

Vasque Montana

I have a pair that are barely used at all. Sat in dads closet new for years well oiled. Size 9 D. Make me an offer My dad purchased them in the early 80s brand… Full Review »

Deuter Flight Cover

Lightweight and durable bag to protect your backpack when travelling, basic but enough for this purpose. Features: Weight: 12 oz (330 grs) Volume: 90 liters Size:… Full Review »

Darn Tough Men's Over-the-Calf Light

Merino wool socks keep your feet warm while controlling foot odor. The legendary lifetime guarantee can't be beaten. I received these Darn Tough socks in August… Full Review »

Stanley Mountain Vacuum Coffee System

Makes fine coffee in a compact unit workable in a domestic setting or campground, but a tad heavy for a long backpack. My unit is now in use as my regular coffee… Full Review »

NEMO Astro Air

I don't know if I should brag or cry...this is my first real air pad. I've used cheaper ones like from Walmart and yoga pads. The older I get the thicker my pads… Full Review »

MSR Carbon Reflex 2

Lightweight and surprisingly sturdy 3-season tent. I've had this tent for three years and used it annually for a winter backpacking trip in Arkansas. We have relatively… Full Review »

Black Diamond Trail Back

Fairly light poles with reasonably ergonomical grips, and extend to a fairly good length. Not the most rigid however. I've used a number of different poles including… Full Review »

Marmot Tungsten 1P

Not a backpacking tent...if you're considering this tent, be forewarned that is does not pack down compact and is not super light. However, it is a good quality,… Full Review »

Nalgene Water Bottle Sleeve with Handle

Well insulated, but runs small. The pouch has a zippered front pocket and a stretchable neoprene strap that will fit onto most backpack hip belts (as tested on… Full Review »

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

Heat lasts 10 minutes, then the item turns into a brick. You then need to boil the item until it liquefies again, which takes about 30 minutes. Useless Item... Full Review »

AKU Alpina Plus GTX

Low quality and bad customer service. Beware the average quality of Aku. I had some boots which looked good and were performing okay, but suddenly the plastic/rubber… Full Review »

Deuter Fox 40

A great backpack to get the kids excited to get outside and explore a little more, and let them carry a little more gear on our backpacking trips. Shoulder straps… Full Review »

Klymit LiteWater Dinghy (LWD)

OK, but not robust. We don't have much water—even less white water—down here in Australia, but I decided to buy a LWD anyway. I've taken it on two Lilo trips… Full Review »

MSR Remote 2

If strength and livability are your goals in a four season tent the Remote 2 may be for you. MSR Remote 2 The MSR Remote 2 is a tent for when you KNOW the weather… Full Review »

UCO Sweetfire Strikeable Fire Starter

An interesting eco-friendly product that is excellent for lazy lighting of campfires and wood stoves in good conditions. It is extremely easy to use and burns longer… Full Review »

The North Face Women's Chilkats

Bought these boots on clearance and stored them in the box under the bed. First time they were worn they cracked all the way across the toe on both boots. Complete… Full Review »

REI Hang Time Chair

The REI Hang Time Chair is extremely comfortable and ideally suited to car camping. It is one of those chairs that everyone will be trying to sit in, so lay claim… Full Review »

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