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Mollusc Nano 2

rated 4 of 5 stars I invented this tent so the reader needs to understand first off that I am utterly biased in its favour but I do think it easily solves the hateful summer overheating problem that afflicts just about every other nylon tent and its 'open and close' functionality confers a lot of collateral advantages that people who have used the tent rave about. Yes, we would love it if people want to buy one but as a pretty unique design we also want to put it out to the camping community for feedback so we can… Full review

Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks

rated 4 of 5 stars Mountain Lodge Merino Wool Outdoor Sport Socks are a great option for day hiking and casual wear when your day includes hiking boots/shoes and casual footwear. They may also be good for those who hike with liner socks. I bought these socks on a lark to see if I could add some personality to my hiking sock collection.  Don't get me wrong, function and comfort are more important than fashion on trial. However, as a long-time lover of socks with personality, I couldn't pass these up.  Fit and Comfort… Full review

Bearpaw Superior

rated 1 of 5 stars Not a very good hiking boot, but good for short-term use until you find something better. I would not recommend them even for casual use. You will replace them within 2 to 3 months. Full review

BSN Medical Leukotape P

rated 5 of 5 stars Leukotape P has replaced moleskin as my material of choice for preventing blisters. I have always had tender feet and been susceptible to blisters, so I take preventive measures and will tape my feet before a long hike. A few years ago I noticed people on hiking forums making positive comments about Leukotape P, so I gave it a try and it has now become my material of choice to prevent blisters and is something I always carry in my pack. One of the best things about the tape for me is that it is… Full review

Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee

rated 4 of 5 stars If you’re looking for instant coffee you’ll do well finding Alpine Start. Upmarket of center, Alpine Start offers a boldness, a complexity of flavor not often found outside of the fresh-ground-and-lovingly-brewed set. For those not married to the traditional method of coffee brewing, Alpine Start also allows a greatly reduced base weight and packed size in comparison. Best For: Well, you know—Alpinists, apparently. Fast-packers, thru-hikers, college students, and commuters, also. All those… Full review

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January 18, 2012

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