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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…
photo: 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…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's 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…
photo: REI Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Saucony Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Columbia Men's 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…
photo:   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…
photo: La Sportiva Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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,…
photo: Oboz Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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!
photo: 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…
photo: ExOfficio Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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,…
photo:   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…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's 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…
photo:   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…
photo: 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…
photo: The North Face Men's 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…
photo: 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,…
photo: 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.
photo: 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:…
photo: Keen Men's 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…
 
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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.
photo: 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.
photo: 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.
photo: Vasque Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Salomon Men's 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.
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Merrell Men's 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Marmot Men's 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…
photo: 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!
photo: Vasque Men's 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.
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
photo: Darn Tough Men's 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…
photo: Chaco Men's 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 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…
photo: Kelty 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…
photo: 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,…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: 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.
photo: 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…
photo: 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!
photo: 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…
photo: 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…
photo: Sierra Designs Men's Hurricane HP Jacket
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Mountain Hardwear Airjet 2

rated 2 of 5 stars If the seams had not failed I would have rated this tent 5 stars. Loved this tent. I actually put it to some good backpacking use. I used it…
photo: Mountain Hardwear Airjet 2
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L.L.Bean Explorer Sandals

rated 4 of 5 stars Women's footwear made by L.L Bean. Whether they're for hitting the trail, strolling along the boardwalk, gardening, these athletic sandals keep…
photo: L.L.Bean Women's Explorer Sandals
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Black Diamond Ultra Distance

rated 4 of 5 stars Very, very, very light — and compact poles. Require bit more care. The last three years I have used and abused three section Leki poles once…
photo: Black Diamond Ultra Distance
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Scarpa Phantom 6000

rated 5 of 5 stars Boots are very light and rugged. Can see why these would be the last mountaineering boot a person would need to buy. Fit very well, has great…
photo: Scarpa Phantom 6000
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Limmer Light-Weight

rated 5 of 5 stars These boots are sturdy and have a great fit. The break-in period is much reduced compared to Limmer Standards. I bought these boots three weeks…
photo: Limmer Men's Light-Weight
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 5 of 5 stars This pack is a great lightweight and minimalist choice for day hikes. It is easily packed down small to fit into a larger backpack. Durability…
photo: Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars A simple and effective, high-volume inflation device. Overpriced for what it is, but cheaper than the alternatives. A relatively inexpensive,…
photo: Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit
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Jetboil Flash Cooking System

rated 4 of 5 stars I love the weight and speed of this cook system. Every time I go backpacking with friends I end up boiling water for everyone. I can boil a…
photo: Jetboil Flash Cooking System
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Alpine Design 45-degree Micro Lite Mesa Rec Bag

rated 4.5 of 5 stars An inexpensive hybrid design sleeping bag that works great in warm weather. Would be a perfect lightweight option for emergency equipment in…
photo: Alpine Design 45-degree Micro Lite Mesa Rec Bag
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Deuter Futura 28

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great daypack. Durable, comfortable, good storage features. Highly recommended! Comfortable pack, many pockets, I love extra storage options,…
photo: Deuter Futura 28
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HALO Pocket Power StarLight 3000

rated 1 of 5 stars I used it one time. It would not recharge.
photo:   HALO Pocket Power StarLight 3000
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Salomon Speedcross 3 GTX

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is my new favorite trail running/light hiking shoe. It is extremely lightweight, has perfect flex in the sole, and provides plenty of support.
photo: Salomon Men's Speedcross 3 GTX
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Armada JJ

rated 4 of 5 stars Bottom Line: The Armada JJ is a really fun ski. It floats well at 115 underfoot, but with such early taper and rocker it has a really surfy…
photo: Armada JJ
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Armada Magic J

rated 5 of 5 stars This is hands down one of the best big mountain powder slayers on the market. It is extremely versatile given its width, and Armada nailed the…
photo: Armada Magic J
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Salomon Rocker2 108

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Awesome lightweight, extremely versatile, stiff touring ski that you can use all day inbounds. These are an awesome touring ski for someone…
photo: Salomon Rocker2 108
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Merrell Continuum

rated 0.5 of 5 stars I think these shoes were designed without a practical purpose and purely for aesthetics. They're not as good as other water based adventure…
 
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Big Agnes Pumphouse

rated 3 of 5 stars The BA Pumphouse is too low-volume to be a good inflation device, and that property is the main feature that differentiates it from any other…
photo: Big Agnes Pumphouse
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DeFeet Blaze

rated 5 of 5 stars Don't let the name put you off, these socks can be worn all year round, but especially stand out in the colder months. An all around great sock.
photo: DeFeet Blaze
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Altra Olympus

rated 4.5 of 5 stars For zero drop fans, this is a fantastic shoe for long, grinding runs or when you need some recovery cush. I've taken this shoe through mud,…
photo: Altra Men's Olympus
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Kelty SB 20

rated 5 of 5 stars I would highly reccomend this sleeping bag. It was warm, and the head and foot box will always be dry. Dri-Down is an excellent advantage over…
photo: Kelty Men's SB 20
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Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack

rated 4 of 5 stars A minimal day pack for short side trips on longer backpacking trips. No promises on comfort, and it is not very durable or waterproof, but that's…
photo: Sea to Summit Ultra-Sil Day Pack
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Marker Griffon 13 Binding

rated 2.5 of 5 stars Pretty horrible option for the price. Not durable, low elasticity, very high stack. Plastic. A beginner would like this binding. I am not really…
photo: Marker Griffon 13 Binding
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POC Lobes

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These are the best goggles. They don't fog up easily. The lens is easily removable. The frameless design has inspired a lot of copy cats. The…
photo: POC Lobes
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Atomic Blog

rated 2.5 of 5 stars I was using these as my touring ski for a while. They would have been cool 6 years ago, but now they are just kind of... lame. I was using these…
photo: Atomic Blog
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Atomic Tracker 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get…
photo: Atomic Tracker 16
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Salomon Guardian WTR 16

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I truly forget I am on an AT binding when I am skiing these inbounds. Out of bounds, they are awesome. Easier to use than the Duke. Don't get…
 
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The North Face Crestone 75

rated 5 of 5 stars Comfort is the one word I would use to describe this pack. Plenty of room and great support. Great pack with enough room for a thru hike. Love…
photo: The North Face Crestone 75
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Kelty TN2

rated 4 of 5 stars Easy to use, not very heavy backpacking tent. It comes with the star gazing rain fly which is great! Setup is super easy with this tent. Kelty…
photo: Kelty TN2
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Eureka! Timberline 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Just purchased another Eureka Timberline. My last one survived 25 years. It is easy to set up and long lasting. I have survived many a rainy…
photo: Eureka! Timberline 2
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Helinox Cot One

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight (about 2kg) and most easy installation under 1.5 min with good design. Only the price is slightly high. I'd been looking for a light…
photo: Helinox Cot One
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Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Overall, I LOVE this coat! It's a soft, attractive, great layer piece. But the coat has a design issue that can work against its purpose, which…
photo: Outdoor Research Clairvoyant Jacket
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GoLite Jam 70L

rated 5 of 5 stars A very well designed, ultralight frameless pack at an affordable price. Since reducing my base load weight to under 20 pounds (including a 5…
 
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