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Velocity 2 Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I'm 5'2" and I've enjoyed this tent. Everyone I hand it to exclaims how light it is and I've had no problem carrying it for backpacking. I will admit it is small and you have to be very comfortable with the people you share it with, but the benefit of that is it stays warm easily. My 6'4" boyfriend used it once and basically said never again. I've never had a problem with the zippers (and they glow in the dark which is cool). Setup: Super easy. One pole and you just have to pop it into all the spots. Full review

Storm Front Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Good looking, lightweight raincoat that packs to a fairly small size. Versatile for hiking, biking and everyday use. Sized correctly. I bought this specifically for a Grand Canyon rafting trip. It fit well, allowed layering, and had plenty of adjustments to keep rain out. It worked well as a rain coat while it rained our entire first day and night.  The wrist, hood and waist adjustments allowed a remarkably dry trip through the rapids, even the big ones! However, remember that when not being soaked,… Full review

Epic Soft Shell Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars Hiking/outdoor activities. I would recommend it to/for anyone looking for a lightweight breathable/wicking/ mist proof layer of protection. Best use for outdoors/hiking. Great flex and fit. I am 6'1" 200 lbs and got the large. Great fit with just enough room for a base layer without felling restricted. Not "waterproof" but mist proof and dries fast and wicks very well. Full review

North Star Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Can anyone look up the model number of this tent? It's the best tent I've owned, but unfortunately, due to a well-meaning but clumsy friend, I have a broken pole, and no idea how/where to replace the poles for this particular tent. Full review

Packable Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best for summer and ultralight hiking, this pack is a bargain, even at EMS list price of $40. Can hold a maximum of 25 lbs, although you will be happier at 15 to 19 lbs. The material is tougher than it looks, the seams are properly stitched, and the value is awesome, for a 25L (1500 cu in) 9 ounce pack. I used it in March for a two-day /one-night 30-mile R/T on the Appalachian Trail, the weekend that many NB thru-hikers were starting. It held up well and I even had a 20-degree down bag / 2 pound… Full review

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