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PackTowl UltraLite

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Amazing absorbent, quick drying, light weight, and basically exceeded my expectation on every level. It is a permanent part of my backcountry…
PackTowl UltraLite
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Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Crewe

rated 4 of 5 stars Light weight merino wool. Soft, comfortable and no stink after days in the backcountry. The Icebreaker Sonic short sleeve shirt is soft to the…
Icebreaker Sonic Short Sleeve Crewe
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UDAP No-Fed-Bear Canister

rated 3 of 5 stars Kept bears and critters out. Intermediate size fit my pack and my needs better than other brands. Hard to decide how many stars to give this,…
UDAP No-Fed-Bear Canister
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Equinox ultralight pack pocket

rated 3 of 5 stars I used this add on pocket as a second hip belt pocket for my Deuter Act Lite 75+10 Backpack. It took a bit of fiddling to get it securely in…
 
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Deuter ACT Lite 75+10

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfortable adjustable pack that can adapt to haul a lot or a little. Quality construction with some thoughtful details. Weighs in at 4 lbs…
Deuter ACT Lite 75+10
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Merrell Ascend Glove

rated 4 of 5 stars A minimalist shoe that offers a little more cushioning and protection for the bottom of the foot but less ground feel as compared to the trail…
Merrell Ascend Glove
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NEMO Nocturne 15

rated 5 of 5 stars Finally a sleeping bag that I don't feel restricted in. The unique shape provides room to move and stretch while keeping the weight down and…
NEMO Nocturne 15
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Tubbs Mountaineer Series

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Tubbs Moutaineer 36s are lightweight snowshoes that have incredible traction on steep hills and packed snow, while also excelling in softer…
Tubbs Mountaineer Series
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Princeton Tec Fuel

rated 4 of 5 stars The Princeton Tec Fuel is an inexpensive headlamp with a reputation of having the battery door break on users. This user has carried the Fuel…
Princeton Tec Fuel
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Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo

rated 5 of 5 stars I have hiked in hundreds of different shirts, baselayers, fishing shirts, sleeveless monstrosities, they all kind of work just fine. The Pack…
Sierra Designs Short Sleeve Pack Polo
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Montane Dragon 20

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Finally a nice pack that allows for multi-day runs. It's not perfect, but in the most important aspect — carry while running — it's great.
Montane Dragon 20
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Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Maximum support in a lightweight but sturdy package! The Ozarks are a rocky place.  An up and down place.  A hot and humid place. The Alp…
Salewa Alp Trainer Mid GTX
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Tubbs Wilderness Series

rated 5 of 5 stars Excellent snowshoes for use on all but the steepest terrain. Lightweight, with comfortable bindings that are easy to enter and exit even with…
Tubbs Wilderness Series
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Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro

rated 3 of 5 stars Decent starter hammock, comfortable and adequate. If you hang out on the East Coast, get one. After many times watching the sun get lower and…
Grand Trunk Skeeter Beeter Pro
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EnerPlex Kickr IV

rated 5 of 5 stars A rugged and very lightweight solar charger that folds up small and doesn't take up much space in my pack. It charges well even if it is overcast,…
EnerPlex Kickr IV
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Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A healthy, responsible product from a cool company that, with a little tweaking could be great Vermont Smoke and Cure Pepperoni I admit that…
Vermont Smoke and Cure Real Sticks
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Montane Dragon 20

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A well-built and lightweight pack for ultrarunning and fast packing, big enough to carry layers, emergency gear, and food for long mountain…
Montane Dragon 20
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Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo

rated 4.5 of 5 stars VERY roomy, lightweight two-person tent. I've had this tent for about a year now, and I'm very happy with it. I previously had a Mountain Hardwear…
Six Moon Designs Lunar Duo
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Tick Key The Tick Key

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This product is great way to remove ticks if prevention falls. It is painless and helps reduce disease transmission by reducing the chance a…
Tick Key The Tick Key
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Sorel Conquest

rated 4 of 5 stars These boots are warm, waterproof, and comfortable. There's little to no breaking-in required, and they feel very light on your feet. Between…
Sorel Conquest
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Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A heavy-duty "military style" 3-day pack that is designed to last forever, no matter what you do with it. Although BlackHawk! categorizes it…
Blackhawk! Barrage Hydration Pack
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 5 of 5 stars Love my MSR Whisperlite. Have been using it since 2003 in Iraq. Burn any type of fuel with the Internationale. I bought mine for the 2003 Operation…
MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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MSR Alpine Bowl

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It is a stainless steel boil. Dang near bullet proof. I have had mine for two years now and I bought it used on eBay. It is a great, strong…
MSR Alpine Bowl
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Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A lot of backpackers look at pillows as luxury items and leave them behind because they are too heavy or bulky. The new Sea to Summit Aeros…
Sea to Summit Aeros Premium Pillow
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Optimus Sparky

rated 5 of 5 stars This little igniter works great to light my alcohol stoves. The recommended approach is to dip it in the alcohol, lift about six inches while…
Optimus Sparky
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Swiss Gear Hiking Pole

rated 5 of 5 stars Durability-to-price ratio is excellent. Comfortable grips with a nice overall feel. I picked up a pair of these @ Dicks about 6 years ago because…
Swiss Gear Hiking Pole
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Osprey Volt 75

rated 5 of 5 stars Great fit without a lot of weight. I would definitely recommend this backpack for anyone doing a 3-4 night outing. Just purchased this pack…
Osprey Volt 75
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Backpacker's Pantry Cheddar Cheese Spread

rated 4 of 5 stars It's not bad if you've had MRE's before. I've eaten enough MRE's in my last job to know that this stuff actually isn't that bad. It's saved…
Backpacker's Pantry Cheddar Cheese Spread
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Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon

rated 2 of 5 stars They're dried eggs! They serve the purpose of nutrition. Life can be iffy. These meals are the Iffy busters. I bought this single serving Mountain…
Mountain House Scrambled Eggs with Bacon
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Keen Durand Mid WP

rated 2.5 of 5 stars If you can deal with the large toe box and keep your toes from smashing into the end while descending you might like these boots. If you have…
Keen Durand Mid WP
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great transitional bag! I'm 5'11" with a slender build @ 162 lbs. I bought the bag at the beginning of the 2014 spring season with the intent…
Osprey Talon 44
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Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32

rated 4 of 5 stars I am an avid backpacker, hiker, and mountain biker. I needed a new full size day pack. I wanted a bag I could use for long day hikes, as well…
Mountain Hardwear Fluid 32
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 5 of 5 stars Solid entry into backpacking with less weight, more miles and more fun. If you're wanting to go lighter but aren't ready to commit lots of money…
GoLite Jam 50L
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Eddie Bauer Propellant Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars Very comfortable, lightly insulated, stretchy, wind and water resistant soft shell. Poor quality control! Great idea, this jacket could be awesome…
Eddie Bauer Propellant Jacket
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REI Sahara Convertible Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight convertible pants, good range of sizes, held up well in my case. In contrast to Bill H.'s experience, these held up well for me…
REI Sahara Convertible Pants
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Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply put, this is a well-designed, well-constructed, stylish, and environmentally responsible jacket. If you can afford it, you will be glad…
Fjallraven Eco-Trail Jacket
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Teton Sports Scout 3400

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great quality pack with lots of pockets and loops. I purchased this backpack about 1 years ago, used it so much. On trips I carried food, a…
Teton Sports Scout 3400
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Berghaus Expedition Light 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Berghaus Expedition Light 80 is a large capacity pack with a lightweight design. It has a surprisingly supportive suspension system which…
Berghaus Expedition Light 80
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Saucony Kinvara TR

rated 5 of 5 stars Everything you want with barefoot running and none of the stuff you don't. If this shoe was a weapon, it would be a sniper rifle. It's just…
Saucony Kinvara TR
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 2 of 5 stars Overpriced for what you get, sizes are deceiving. Unless you get it at a significant sale price, there are other choices out there that are…
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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Columbia Watertight Jacket

rated 3 of 5 stars This is a solid jacket for wet conditions, but it still has room for improvement. I like the way it compacts into its built in stuff sack and…
Columbia Watertight Jacket
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Aquaclip

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The AquaClip is a clever gadget that I recommend for those using Platypus-style water bottles. While the Ultralightest may cringe at the added…
Aquaclip
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La Sportiva Mythos

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used them since 1997. Comfortable — excellent fit to feet, can wear all day eg on 400m routes. Can be resoled, just make sure you don't wear…
La Sportiva Mythos
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Lowe Alpine Vision 40

rated 5 of 5 stars A 1-2 night fast and light pack. I am 5'11" 190 and this pack has fit me very well, it is somewhat adjustable.  The hip belts and shoulder…
Lowe Alpine Vision 40
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The North Face Pebble

rated 4 of 5 stars Durable, moderate weight, moderate packability. Setup: Because this tent stretches nice and tight and has very little flapping in the wind or…
The North Face Pebble
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Oboz Sawtooth Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars Love this boot. Great waterproof boot, decent breath-ability and moderate price line. Fit: These boots are snug. When you push your foot in,…
Oboz Sawtooth Mid
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REI Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars 50 dollar sleeping bag, decent warmth, good liner bag in my opinion. Warmth: The bag does keep you warm, on a 50-60 degree night with a shorts…
REI Travel Sack +55
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Trangia Spirit Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars Very nice stove. Gets water to a rolling boil in an efficient manner, and fits inside my Solo Stove. Highly recommended. Setup: The stove is…
Trangia Spirit Stove
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Patagonia Atom

rated 5 of 5 stars I countd't ask for a better pack! I absolutely love this pack! It has everything I need and can hold an amazing amount for a 7 litre pack. Amazing!
Patagonia Atom
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ExOfficio Dryfly Flex Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars When the sun is shining bright, this shirt shines even brighter. With its mesh-lined vertical back vents, UPF 30 and quick-drying and moisture…
ExOfficio Dryfly Flex Shirt
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High Sierra Col 35

rated 4 of 5 stars Reasonably priced, reasonably spacious, reasonably usable. This is a reasonably priced entry pack. It fits well enough, carries enough, and…
High Sierra Col 35
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REI Relax Air Bed

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Easy to use, durable, comfortable, just a tad expensive. I bought this for my wife and me while car camping. We have two Big Agnes Q-Core pads…
REI Relax Air Bed
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MPowerd Luci

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This small, inflatable, solar powered light is fairly quick to charge and provides hours of light for your campsite or tent. While deflated,…
MPowerd Luci
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Sierra Designs Hurricane Parka

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Works about as well as a garbage bag with arm holes cut into it. I bought this parka because it was cheap, and that's what I got — a cheap…
Sierra Designs Hurricane Parka
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InstaPark Mercury 10 Solar Panel Charger

rated 4 of 5 stars On a week-long, dark backpacking trip, I kept my phone/camera and GoPro fully charged. I can only imagine if I have SUN. Very affordable and…
InstaPark Mercury 10 Solar Panel Charger
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Danner Mountain Light II

rated 5 of 5 stars Tough as nails, very comfortable. My father bought me these 14 years ago. I recently had them resoled. They are very comfortable and give great…
Danner Mountain Light II
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The North Face Blue Kazoo

rated 4 of 5 stars Good bag, true to temp rating, excellent durability. Would take it anywhere. The Blue Kazoo is a great bag. I can't say that I have a strong…
The North Face Blue Kazoo
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L.L.Bean King Pine HD 4-Person Dome

rated 5 of 5 stars Top dollar car camping tent, once you try you won't go back. I write here about the old model King Pine Dome 4. If you can't have the nicest…
L.L.Bean King Pine HD 4-Person Dome
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Osprey Talon 22

rated 5 of 5 stars Love the pack, great for all sorts of tasks! Bought the pack back in 2012 and it has been my go-to pack for all sorts of activities; school,…
Osprey Talon 22
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Kelty Yukon 48

rated 5 of 5 stars Best for: Taking plenty of heavy gear (for whatever reason) long distances into the backcountry. The pack carries the load quite well and comfortably.
Kelty Yukon 48
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Keen Bryce Mid WP

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, Waterproof, very comfortable, rugged. Keen Bryce Mid WP Priced around $135 US Weight: 18.5 oz/525 gStyle: BootsCollections: OutdoorType:…
Keen Bryce Mid WP
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Podsacs Waste Management System L

rated 4 of 5 stars A dry bag with little features that make it ideal for carrying out both synthetic and human waste from the wilderness. Perfect organizational…
Podsacs Waste Management System L
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Black Diamond Raven

rated 4.5 of 5 stars How much can you say about an ice axe? This is not the lightest axe or strongest axe, but it's the best general mountaineering axe on the market.
Black Diamond Raven
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Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This tarp does not hold up, and does not keep a single word promised in the information from Brooks-Range. I have had this tarp for two years.
Brooks-Range Ultralite Solo Tarp
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Vasque Wasatch GTX

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Bought these boots about 3 years ago. Horrible for walking on wet rocks, mud, snow. Would not recommend these boots to even my worse enemy.
Vasque Wasatch GTX
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Ozark Trail Single Burner Propane Camp Stove

rated 4 of 5 stars This burner is so simple to use. You adjust the gas flow and light the burner. No pumping or priming. The plastic base that comes with it makes…
Ozark Trail Single Burner Propane Camp Stove
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LuminAID Lantern

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A basic, functional solar-powered lantern at an affordable price-point. The simple design allows for a wide-range of uses and abuses. A prime…
LuminAID Lantern
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Ozark Trail Fluorescent Camping Lantern

rated 0.5 of 5 stars This is a complete waste of money! Only used a few times and won't work properly. Tried new batteries and spent $13 buying a new bulb on Ebay!
 
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ALPS Mountaineering Shasta 3600

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pack is rock solid durable. I would trust it every day of the week and twice on Sunday. The extensive adjustabilty, including the torso…
ALPS Mountaineering Shasta 3600
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Ozark Trail 3 Room Family Tent

rated 3.5 of 5 stars We've used Ozark Trail tents for 10 years purchasing larger tents as our family grew. They are great tents if cared for properly. Our family…
 
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15

rated 4 of 5 stars Excellent value for a quality entry-level, down sleeping bag. This bag has come with me on all of my alpine backpacking trips for the past few…
Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 15
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Highgear TrailLite Mini

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good value for a rugged lantern that is in the middle of the pack in terms of built-in features, battery life, and brightness. I would recommend…
Highgear TrailLite Mini
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Salomon Conquest GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Are the lightest and with good support in the ankle boots. It is a boot to have it set 12 hours or more with incredible comfort. As a Personal…
Salomon Conquest GTX
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Wild Country Mistral

rated 5 of 5 stars Top quality tent, two can live in for an extended time without feeling cramped. Very stable, described as three-season but might manage four.
Wild Country Mistral
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Hanwag Alaska GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars AWESOME B1 rated boot, supportive, stiff, and great for scrambles! I have now used this boot extensively including for a light low level hike…
Hanwag Alaska GTX
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Eureka! Spitfire 1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Gen 1 Spitfire — Has performed far beyond what the cost would have you believe. I purchased my gen-1 Spitfire 7 or 8 years ago. It has endured…
Eureka! Spitfire 1
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MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5 38F sleeping bag is a high quality, super comfortable, accurately rated, very compressible, and lightweight…
MontBell Down Hugger 900 #5
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Merrell Outland Mid Waterproof

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great hiking boots right out if the box. Good stability and grip. I bought these shoes the night before my wife and I hiked Gray's Peak (one…
Merrell Outland Mid Waterproof
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AKU Tribute GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Good boots, especially for the price. I picked these guys up for $75 on STP. That said, had I had to pay full price I would probably be a bit…
AKU Tribute GTX
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Marmot Helium

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a lightweight, premium quality sleeping bag. It sets the gold standard for three season backpacking, especially for people in a down-friendly…
Marmot Helium
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NEMO Losi 3P

rated 5 of 5 stars Seems to be absolutely bomb proof. Good size and easy setup, without having to go buy third party stakes and guy line. I just returned from…
NEMO Losi 3P
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Vasque Breeze

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Only lasted a year, never even got to hike with them. The sole fell apart :-( Comfortable, but only last a year and fall apart!
Vasque Breeze
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Byer Amazonas Hammock

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Amazing product for the price, super light (under 16 oz). Still in pack, though it's only good during warmer months. No rain guard, but that's…
 
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Campingaz Turbo 270

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Good stove. Cartridge unavailable. Great stove, but the cartridges for it are no longer available in the US and not sure about Europe.
Campingaz Turbo 270
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AlpineAire Foods Mesquite BBQ Seasoned Chicken with Beans & Rice

rated 0.5 of 5 stars Too salty and acidic. This product has good amount of meat and rice for a meal for a hungry man or couple of not-so-hungry people. But, it is…
AlpineAire Foods Mesquite BBQ Seasoned Chicken with Beans & Rice
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Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the best performing socks I've ever worn. I have really sweaty and hot feet. These not only keep my feet cool and dry they are comfortable.
Darn Tough Merino 1/4 Sock Mesh
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Chaco Z/1 Unaweep

rated 4 of 5 stars A great option as a versatile sandal. With a sturdy Vibram sole, a great footbed and an easy to use one-strap adjustment system, these can be…
Chaco Z/1 Unaweep
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Herman Survivor

rated 5 of 5 stars I purchased my Hermans in 1977, and have worn them since! They are the best hiking and water walking boot I have ever had. I keep them cleaned…
 
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Kelty TraiLogic TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, high quality tent with lots of room. The footprint is impossible to find at the moment so either make your own out of Tyvek, or…
Kelty TraiLogic TN2
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 5 of 5 stars It is relatively light and versatile for a wide range of activities. The harness system is comfy and durable. Perfect for ultralight backpacking…
Osprey Talon 44
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MSR Evo Ascent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great technical snowshoes that are still fun for a simple day on the trail. MSR Evo snowshoes are bombproof. They don't break under normal use,…
MSR Evo Ascent
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MSR PocketRocket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars If you're still using your WhisperLite for three-season solo or two-person backpacking, you need to upgrade to a good canister stove. The MSR…
MSR PocketRocket
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Pelican 2750 LED Headlamp

rated 3 of 5 stars Great light, crap band. This would be my favorite headlamp, but the band started to rip the first day. I have repaired it with a needle and…
Pelican 2750 LED Headlamp
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Gerber Air Ranger

rated 5 of 5 stars Can't go wrong. Perfect knife, use it every day! One-handed opening is flawless. Works in office, home, or in the field. Can't even feel it…
Gerber Air Ranger
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Hi-Tec Natal Low WP

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Junk fell apart. Sole separated at tip first week and continued to degrade from there. No use for them, very poor quality. Waste of money at…
Hi-Tec Natal Low WP
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Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Used on the trail for a long time, but there are many more lightweight options now so I use it at work and day-to-day now.
Nalgene 32 oz Narrow Mouth Tritan
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MSR OutfitterWing

rated 4.5 of 5 stars MSR recently made this product much better by adding the 8 foot poles to their inventory. By adding these poles to the wing you have a virtual…
MSR OutfitterWing
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Merrell Radius Waterproof

rated 5 of 5 stars Dry, great wear, good looking, good traction, it had everything. Why would they quit making them???? I want another pair and I want them NOW!
Merrell Radius Waterproof
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Timex Health Touch Heart Rate

rated 2 of 5 stars The Timex Health Touch Heart Rate Monitor Watch fails to provide any serious usefulness to runners. This review will show that, not only does…
Timex Health Touch Heart Rate
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Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars For two years, both my jacket and my son's worked as advertised. Good value for the money. I and my teenage son have each owned these jackets…
Sierra Designs Hurricane HP Jacket
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