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Friendly Swede Paracord Bracelet

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Officially called "The Friendly Swede Adjustable Premium Paracord Bracelet with Fire Starter and Sharp Eye Knife," this paracord bracelet includes…
 
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SOL Escape Bivvy

rated 0.5 of 5 stars A mylar blanket does a better job of reflecting heat. I've tested this bivy in temps from the 40's down into the teens.  Every time I ended…
SOL Escape Bivvy
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Altra Superior

rated 4 of 5 stars This would be a great mid distance less aggressive trail shoe for anyone who's into zero drop The Altra Superior is a relatively slim zero-drop…
Altra Superior
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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars Testing the SB20 down to 13 degrees. After an exhaustive search for a shoulder season bag, I stumbled across the SB20 on sale and couldn't…
Kelty SB 20
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Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2

rated 3 of 5 stars Alright I bought this tent as a space saver for motorcycle camping.  It saved space and was very light. However, I did not know that the ceiling…
Mountain Hardwear Lightpath 2
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Coleman Hooligan 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great Tent This is a great tent from a great company. Coleman stands by their products just like any of the other big manufacturers. The floor…
Coleman Hooligan 2
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Mountain Hardwear Taurine 2

rated 5 of 5 stars This Tent Is The Jam Man I love this tent. The storage space inside is something that really comes into play for those extended stays. The vertical…
Mountain Hardwear Taurine 2
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Klymit Insulated Static V

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Overall Not Bad It packs up small and is very light. I weigh 210 and did not bottom out the pad in any position.  It is very comfortable. The…
Klymit Insulated Static V
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Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm

rated 1 of 5 stars Poor "sheet slippage" I've been through maybe a dozen ropes in my past. This is the worst rope I've ever had. On my second day out with this…
Beal Edlinger 10.2 mm
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Tarptent Double Rainbow

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very lightweight, single wall, two-door tent that is very durable, easy to set up and withstands inclement weather (especially high…
Tarptent Double Rainbow
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Asolo Piuma

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Asolo Piuma is a light, articulate mid-height boot well suited to hiking, backpacking, and general outdoors use. Despite some minor issues…
Asolo Piuma
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Herman Survivor

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Complete junk. Both soles split all the way through in less than three months. A total waste of money. Walmart has trashed this once respected…
 
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Vasque Wasatch GTX

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Bought these boots after extensive research. Apparently Vasque has dropped the ball regarding Chinese Quality Control of products. Had catastrophic…
Vasque Wasatch GTX
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VauDe Campo XT 5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Campo XT5 seems to be a quality tent that should last for a good number of years. I just received my Campo XT5 from Campsaver after much…
VauDe Campo XT 5
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Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great three-season outer layer. Warm, durable, water resistant. The Woolrich Mountain Parka has been a very important outer layer for me for…
Woolrich Wool-Lined Mountain Parka
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Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This is a light, packable, and well made rain jacket that is excellent for wind protection and light rain. This is a well made silnylon rain…
Luke's Ultralite Silnylon Rain Shell
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Columbia Windward II Overshirt

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought this shirt two years ago and I wear it constantly in the fall and winter. It can be a mid-layer or work as a jacket. It has a fleece(like)…
Columbia Windward II Overshirt
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Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great mid-weight, affordable backpacking tent. I can set up the tent in 2 minutes after a few setup experiences. I love the fact that it is…
Big Agnes Burn Ridge Outfitter 2
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Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars A super light and deceptively warm down sweater. Moderately roomy cut allows some layering underneath. In keeping with the jacket's absurdly…
Mountain Hardwear Ghost Whisperer Hooded Down Jacket
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Altra Lone Peak 1.5

rated 4 of 5 stars Very comfortable zero drop trail shoe with some cushion. Well, my first Altra trail shoe was the original Lone Peak, so it seemed when the…
Altra Lone Peak 1.5
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Cabela's Alaskan Guide 8-Man

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good for standing up against strong wind and not getting wet from hard rains. Bad for being warm. I have camped in this 8-person guide tent…
 
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L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°

rated 4 of 5 stars Very happy with the flexibility we have with these sleeping bags. Good product! There are very few conventional rectangular sleeping bags out…
L.L.Bean Down Sleeping Bag with DownTek, Rectangular 20°
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Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Some help with your decision whether to purchase the UL1. And it is freestanding! First start with the specs: Fly 9 oz; Inner 10.2 oz; Poles…
Big Agnes Fly Creek UL1
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Sierra Madre Research Pares

rated 5 of 5 stars A really comfortable hammock for tall people, the quality from Sierra Madre is great and the Pares hammock is built with durability in mind.
Sierra Madre Research Pares
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Herman Survivor

rated 1 of 5 stars Alone in the woods with Herman Survivor? You will not survive! Less than a year in a warehouse and the rubber bottom split and let water in.
 
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Big Agnes Two Track

rated 5 of 5 stars The best pad, period. Just attach it under the lid at the top of you pack, and you are good to go. A pad that keeps you warm down to -25 degrees.
Big Agnes Two Track
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The North Face Aleutian 50/10

rated 4 of 5 stars Great price. Packs down very small. A very good warm weather bag. Can fit it in a small Kelty compression bag (color listed as Curry). Packs…
The North Face Aleutian 50/10
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 5 of 5 stars The best tent I have ever owned, when times used, ease of setup, pack-ability and cost are factored in. I have nicer two-person tents, but for…
Eureka! Spitfire 1
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Kelty Mistral 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great bag, at a great price. Very warm. I bought this bag from Sierra Trading with the deal flyer discount, and it came in under $100. A very…
Kelty Mistral 20
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ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars A great tent for the price. Packs down smaller than my Sierra Designs Electron 2. Slightly narrower near foot, and a little less vestibule space.
ALPS Mountaineering Zephyr 2.0
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UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 30°

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, comfortable, excellently made and made in the U.S. So, back in August, Missy at UnderGround Quilts (UGQ) posted to their Facebook page,…
UnderGround Quilts Flight Jacket 30°
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Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For under 6 ounces, this rain shell makes a lightweight addition to a pack. Used as an emergency layer, it breathes as well as a waterproof…
Helly Hansen Odin Minimalist Rain Jacket
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Altra Lone Peak 2.0

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a zero drop, distance trail shoe, this is it! This shoe has been a great long distance trail shoe for me. First stepping…
Altra Lone Peak 2.0
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Ozark Trail Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars My daughter wore her boots for about three hours, if that, regular walking. When she went to take them off, the top portion ripped right off…
 
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The North Face Chilkats

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Fell apart in my closet!!!!!! They fell a part in my closet after a couple years of very light use!!!!
The North Face Chilkats
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Asolo Power Matic 400 GV

rated 2 of 5 stars Rigid backpacking boots with excellent support and cushion for heavy weights carries. But with a big flaw, the Vibram soles have disassembled…
Asolo Power Matic 400 GV
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Climb On Bar

rated 5 of 5 stars Not just for climbers!!! This all natural, chemical free product helps repair sore fingers and knuckles. "If you can't eat it, don't put it…
Climb On Bar
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Astral Porter Watershoe

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable, lightweight water shoe. My wife and I had Astral V-Eight PFDs. We like the design and quality of them so I bought a pair of Astral…
Astral Porter Watershoe
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Walrus Skyline

rated 5 of 5 stars A little heavy, but man what a tent. It's been up in blizzards no one should be in. I've used it for over twenty years and maybe thirty but…
 
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Herman Survivor

rated 5 of 5 stars Purchased mine in 1967 in Michigan for deer hunting, still wearing them today 2014. I'm 71 and plan on handling them down to someone or maybe…
 
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G3 Targa

rated 3 of 5 stars Not the binding you want if you are an aggressive telemarker. Was a good binding to learn on, if only because it was hard to ski! This was my…
G3 Targa
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Backcountry Access Tracker DTS

rated 5 of 5 stars The best avalanche beacon I have used. This is the simplest, most functional avalanche beacon I have ever used. You can pull it out of the box…
Backcountry Access Tracker DTS
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RailRiders WeatherTop

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I primarily use this for backcountry skiing. It is great for those early and late season days when it's way too warm to wear your winter coat.
RailRiders WeatherTop
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FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew

rated 5 of 5 stars Try a pair of Fits socks and never look back. Andrew F has a great review of these socks. The owner of the outdoor sports store I frequent says,…
FITS Sock Medium Hiker Crew
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Marmot Rocklin Half Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars Great pullover. I bought this only because it was on the 60% off rack at my favorite outdoor sports store. A week later I was wearing it on…
Marmot Rocklin Half Zip
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Astral V-Eight

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable and does the job... This is just a little info from our experience that you may not see in reviews of places that sell the…
Astral V-Eight
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RailRiders Adventure Top

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightest, best breathing hiking shirt. A must for long adventures. Here is a quick bullet point summarization of why I love this shirt so this…
RailRiders Adventure Top
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TwentyTwo Designs Axl

rated 5 of 5 stars Absolute best binding for touring and performance. Easy switching between modes and resistance levels. Sturdy. This is the perfect backcountry…
TwentyTwo Designs Axl
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Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars So warm, on most days you won't need a jacket. Because I live in Northern California, on most days the temps don't get below 40 degrees (f) even…
Patagonia Better Sweater 1/4-Zip
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RailRiders Adventure Khaki

rated 5 of 5 stars A great pair of pants for traveling and light adventures, but still nice enough to wear into the office on Monday morning. Super comfy, unexpectedly…
RailRiders Adventure Khaki
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RailRiders Backcounty Micro Fleece

rated 5 of 5 stars I wear a lot of fleece. This is my current favorite, over the fleeces I own by Patagonia, L.L. Bean, Columbia, North Face, OR, and even the…
RailRiders Backcounty Micro Fleece
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RailRiders Backcountry Khakis

rated 5 of 5 stars The choice for every adventure you can imagine. There are very few products that can so easily move from the trail to the street as well as…
RailRiders Backcountry Khakis
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RailRiders Jammin' Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Best pair of shorts I have ever owned. Still wear two pairs that are 10+ years old and have hiked 500+ miles. These are the best all-purpose…
RailRiders Jammin' Short
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RailRiders Journey

rated 5 of 5 stars I am a member of Team RailRiders. I recently put into use the RailRiders Journey overnight pack. Now upfront I have access to lots and lots…
RailRiders Journey
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Vasque Scree 2.0 Mid UltraDry

rated 3.5 of 5 stars My first pair of hiking boots. After 2x250 km walks at 22kms per day they still look good all over and under. But they feel a bit heavy and…
Vasque Scree 2.0 Mid UltraDry
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The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars These are the best boots I have ever owned and I'm 38. I did not climb Mount Everest — I trounced through concrete jungles, huge puddles,…
The North Face Dhaulagiri GTX
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Herman Survivor

rated 1 of 5 stars I couldn't believe it, both soles fell off (no kidding) these hunting boots at the same time. They were a gift and I have worn the boots approx.
 
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Salomon Sense Mantra

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I like this shoe a lot. It has great feel on the foot and feels so light compared to other trail runners I have used in the past. Fit/Comfort:…
Salomon Sense Mantra
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Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint Bar

rated 3 of 5 stars For less demanding pursuits, this is a good-tasting bar. For its intended purposes (post-workout boost), it didn't hit the mark. I purchased…
Clif Builder's Chocolate Mint Bar
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars I've worked through many socks in my time, but nothing compares to Darn Tough. These socks do everything you would want from one of your most…
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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Werner Skagit FG IM

rated 5 of 5 stars Great paddle...Great value. The Skagit FG IM is a great all around paddle. I don't think that you could find a better paddle at a better price.
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Necky Looksha 12

rated 5 of 5 stars The Necky Looksha 12 is well designed and the right size for us. My wife and I are in our early 50s and we started kayaking in the spring of…
Necky Looksha 12
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Alite Mayfly Chair

rated 4 of 5 stars Extremely compact chair. Easy to set up and break down. I now have two of these chairs. I picked up a "broken" one from REI at first for my…
Alite Mayfly Chair
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Kelty Noah's Tarp 12

rated 4 of 5 stars The Kelty Noah 12 is a huge tarp perfect for year round use, if you are not worried about weight. It can be set up in many different configurations…
Kelty Noah's Tarp 12
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Sawyer Mini Filter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Best for solo use. Can easily be used as an online filter on a Camelbak type system, although drinking then requires more effort. The Sawyer…
Sawyer Mini Filter
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Zamberlan Elk GTX

rated 1.5 of 5 stars You can get a better boot and way better customer service for less $$$. Fit is good a couple of days into use. Cheap insoles that have no arch…
Zamberlan Elk GTX
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Kelty TN2

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Great design, but smaller than advertised. This appears to be a well-constructed tent, and the stargazing fly is a genius idea. When I did a…
Kelty TN2
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Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Terrible fit. So many better choices out there than this. I played the fool and bought these three years ago. Worst boots I have ever owned.
Van Gorkom Custom Hiking Boots
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Eureka! Alpine Meadows

rated 5 of 5 stars I've had my Alpine Meadows 4 for 28 years! It's been a great tent and I have used it for three-season camping regularly. Unfortunately, the…
Eureka! Alpine Meadows
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Lowa Banff Pro

rated 4.5 of 5 stars My Banffs wore through the sole. For $85, you can send them to Germany and they will refurbish them for you--new sole, new midsole, new rand,…
Lowa Banff Pro
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Wiggy's Desert

rated 4 of 5 stars I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built and what I would call BET YOUR LIFE…
Wiggy's Desert
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Wiggy's Freedom Shelter

rated 4 of 5 stars I own two Wiggy's bags, a bivy sack, a rain jacket, and six ecotats made by Wiggy's. All are over built and what I would call BET YOUR LIFE…
Wiggy's Freedom Shelter
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Gerber Gator Combo

rated 2 of 5 stars A disappointing product from Gerber who is normally renowned for quality and innovative equipment. This appears to be a gimmick aimed at the…
Gerber Gator Combo
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Exped Orion

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A 4-season tent that leans more toward summer. I am 6'4" tall, which limits many tents I can use. I bought this tent because of its versatility. …
Exped Orion
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Camp-Tek Microburst

rated 5 of 5 stars I use this on a Therm-a-Rest NeoAir and have had zero problems and never did all the stuff described in another post. I just hooked it up, went…
Camp-Tek Microburst
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Optimus 8R

rated 4 of 5 stars Bought mine in the '70s, ancient times now, backpacked all over the U.S. Fell down a steep ridge once, stove and extra fuel bottle took a few…
 
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Vargo Triad XE

rated 3 of 5 stars This stove works as advertised. It'll heat enough water for your meal and a hot drink. But there are issues. I've used this stove perhaps 40…
Vargo Triad XE
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Kovea Spider

rated 5 of 5 stars A lightweight, packable, and dependable stove suitable for four-season use. If they play their cards right I think the South Korean-based Kovea…
Kovea Spider
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Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion

rated 5 of 5 stars Socks that are comfortable, durable, and odor resistant. ’Guaranteed For Life’ is quite a statement from a sock manufacturer. No strings.
Darn Tough Merino Boot Sock Full Cushion
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Herman Survivors Wilderness

rated 5 of 5 stars I love these boots. They are very comfortable and lasted a long time. But they were also waterproof and I loved that as well. So sad to hear…
 
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Mountain Hardwear Haven 2

rated 1 of 5 stars Great tent but horrible design and manufacturing of the rainfly. Used twice since purchased in spring of 2008. Love this tent. Kept it in good…
Mountain Hardwear Haven 2
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REI Kingdom 4 Tent

rated 0.5 of 5 stars WORST TENT EVER purchased. Winds were only 30kms which flattened the Kingdom 4 and bent the poles. Not only that, the rooms are a joke, small…
REI Kingdom 4 Tent
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Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite Asym Zip

rated 5 of 5 stars This hammock is the absolute best and lightest hammock system I have tested and used on the trail. I highly recommend it. The weight rivals…
Hennessy Hammock Hyperlite Asym Zip
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The North Face Himalayan Hotel

rated 5 of 5 stars It truly is a great tent. I have stayed in the North Face Himalayan tent as I bought mine for my boys as a Christmas tent about eight years…
The North Face Himalayan Hotel
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Moonstone Optima

rated 5 of 5 stars I stumbled onto the Moonstone brand at a "high-end" outfitter in 1990 in Boston, Mass. I have the Optima Long and Maxima Long bags, with snap-in…
 
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Zamberlan Vioz GT

rated 5 of 5 stars Great boots that have great durability, water protection, and support. This boot fits me very well. After a little break-in time it has virtually…
Zamberlan Vioz GT
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Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 15°

rated 3 of 5 stars Warm and quite confortable overall, but with some design flaws! And a zipper at risk! This bag has felt warm and comfortable, with enough room…
Mountain Hardwear UltraLamina 15°
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Asolo Shiraz GV Boot

rated 4 of 5 stars Solid, off-trail, 3-season backpacking boot. Kevlar performance for those who know. I wear euro size 46 and that's the boot size I own. Compared…
Asolo Shiraz GV Boot
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Bushnell SolarWrap Mini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars While it has some significant limitations, the Bushnell Solar Wrap Mini 100, works well as a lightweight backup battery for a variety of electronics…
Bushnell SolarWrap Mini
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Asolo TPS 535 V

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Comfortable and supportive boot is let down by a soft and delicate midsole. Outsole delaminated before it was in need of replacement. Resoling…
Asolo TPS 535 V
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U.S. Armed Forces Modular Sleep System MSS

rated 5 of 5 stars Personally test, constantly used, tough as nails! I have personally used this sleep system more than a hundred time, both while I was in service…
 
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SunJack Phone

rated 5 of 5 stars SunJack is portable, durable, and feels like I have a power outlet with me anywhere I go. Highly recommended for anybody that has experienced…
SunJack  Phone
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Teva X-1 Control 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Great shoe for all mountain activity. Holds up to things that it wasn't really designed for: day hiking, mountain bike riding, rock climbing.
Teva X-1 Control 2
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Ultralight Backpacking in Nature's World

rated 5 of 5 stars This 48 page book is designed for novice and experienced backpackers who want to reduce their carrying weight and for the beginner who is looking…
Ultralight Backpacking in Nature's World
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REI Vacuum Clip Mug

rated 5 of 5 stars These mugs are awesome. This is the best mug on the planet. I got several of these mugs years ago at REI. They were so awesome I got more. I…
REI Vacuum Clip Mug
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Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I've had this pack since the early '90s and it has served me well. I ended up getting Deuter's Act Lite 65+10 and shaved off about 3 pounds…
Lowe Alpine Netherworld 90
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Superfeet Copper DMP

rated 5 of 5 stars Great comfort and stability while hiking in all conditions. I started using these footbeds three years ago when I purchased a lighter weight…
Superfeet Copper DMP
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Big Agnes Insulated Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Big Agnes Insulated Air Core is a very comfortable, rugged sleeping pad for car-camping as well as backpacking. Spending a bit more money on…
Big Agnes Insulated Air Core
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Patagonia Drifter A/C

rated 5 of 5 stars Rugged lightweight shoe with gripping sole. Conditions: I have had this shoe for the past three years. I have hiked some rugged and muddy/wet…
Patagonia Drifter A/C
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Osprey Tempest 30

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfy, light day pack with all the features I could want. I just got this day pack after owning the Osprey Ariel 55 for ten years and loving…
Osprey Tempest 30
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