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MPG Elite Seamless T-Shirt

rated 4 of 5 stars Odor control is the name of game with this Polygiene tee shirt. Nice fit, good ventilation, plus an interesting knit make this tee shirt stand out from the crowd. While planning my latest backpacking trip, a section hike on the Pacific Crest Trail, I realized that I had worn out my previous odor control tee shirt. Since I would be hiking with my wife for 16 days, being a smell mess was not going to work. A quick internet search brought me to the MPG Sport website. While I was not familiar with this… Full review

Cusa Premium Instant Tea

rated 5 of 5 stars Hot or cold tea in an instant, no steeping required. Black, Oolong, or Green tea in several flavors. Sometimes all you need on a trip is a simple cup of tea. Cusa Premium Instant Tea makes this super easy. Packed into small slim packets, hot or cold tea is ready in seconds. During a recent Tahoe to Yosemite through hike, I tried all five of the Cusa tea flavors and they all passed my taste test. Being a green tea drinker in the morning, it was as simple as boiling some water and opening a packet,… Full review

ClickHeat Hand/Pocket Warmer

rated 1 of 5 stars Just bought at the LA County Fair. Too much work needed between uses. Impractical for most people. Price ripoff. BEWARE FAIR GOERS!!! At the LA Fair there are several booths selling them. Girl was very nice and demonstrated the ease of use. Initially $99.95 for one; buy two they were $49.99. Only wanted one so she sold it to me for $49. Should have been the first clue. We had to go back to the booth to get our receipt, which is when she said you need to boil it after use to get the body oils off… Full review

Boost Oxygen

rated 5 of 5 stars As a member of another website I get to try products in exchange for reviews, and I recently tested portable oxygen from Boost Oxygen. As a sea level dweller, there is always an added layer of difficulty in taking on high altitude hikes, but my canister of Boost Oxygen helped me combat the majority of symptoms I usually fall ill with when in high elevations. As someone who frequently falls ill with altitude sickness, I did not think (enjoyable) High Sierra hiking would be in the cards for me. However,… Full review

Fab International Water Bottle Bidet

rated 3 of 5 stars For individuals who are looking to lighten up their pack, these small light bidet attachments might be just the ticket to allow you to eliminate or cut back on the amount of toilet paper you carry. I feel kind of odd/weird writing this review as the subject of bringing a bidet on a backpacking trip is not the normal sort of topic I like to discuss related to outdoor gear, but I thought I would share my thoughts on this product in case others have been looking for alternatives to carrying a lot of… Full review

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