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Osprey Exos 58

rated 5 of 5 stars It's light, it has a lot of room, all the important features, great quality, and no real cons. I can't add much to what has already been written…
photo: Osprey Exos 58
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Sierra Designs Zissou 23

rated 4 of 5 stars I purchased this bag in October to use for fall and spring camping trips. I am confident the bag is plenty warm enough for this time of year…
photo: Sierra Designs Zissou 23
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, easy to setup and use. I used to not worry about a sleeping pad when I was younger but as i've aged, I needed some help for sleeping…
photo: Klymit Inertia X Frame
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Petzl Tikka

rated 5 of 5 stars Simple things just work. Simple things just work. Simple ... Lightweight ... Easy to find since it glows in the dark ... Long battery life ...
photo: Petzl Tikka
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Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe

rated 5 of 5 stars EASE OF USE: This is a very capable axe, and in the hands of someone who is comfortable and confident using it, there is little it cannot do.
photo: Wetterlings Scandinavian Forest Axe
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Miir Bottles Growler

rated 4 of 5 stars A huge, 64 oz. hinge-top growler. It'll keep hot and cold the way they should be. Highly durable, and a great seal. Here we have the Miir Growler.
photo: Miir Bottles Growler
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Wenger Swiss Army Anchorage Mid

rated 5 of 5 stars Four years old, 900K across Spain in 2013, 500K across Portugal 2015, about 700K on short hikes between those dates, in rain, hot temps, and…
photo: Wenger Swiss Army Anchorage Mid
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Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition Kayak

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the gold standard for inflatable folding kayaks. The Expedition is so portable I have taken it on airplanes as an ordinary checked bag.
photo: Advanced Elements AdvancedFrame Expedition Kayak
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Jackson Kayaks Mini Tripper

rated 4 of 5 stars This is an excellent little recreational kayak for kids, teens, and small women. It's good for flat water and for fishing. Light enough for…
photo: Jackson Kayaks Mini Tripper
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L.L.Bean Trail Model Raincoat

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Not so good. My wife and daughter and I have all owned this raincoat. All three of them have had problems with the breathable lining. It either…
photo: L.L.Bean Men's Trail Model Raincoat
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London Bridge Light Infantry Patrol Pack

rated 5 of 5 stars This bag is built like a tank! It is a pack I'll have forever. You really need to go to the website and read all about this bag because it does…
photo:   London Bridge Light Infantry Patrol Pack
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Exotac NanoStriker XL

rated 5 of 5 stars Throws a nice spark, kinda like a glob if you get it right. Takes up no room. Best $20 I've spent in awhile. This pic below shows it. The first…
photo: Exotac NanoStriker XL
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Leatherman Juice C2

rated 5 of 5 stars This guy is part of my survival key chain. It has a lot of great quality tools, but the cork remover could use work. There is mine along with…
photo: Leatherman Juice C2
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Victorinox Swiss Army Signature

rated 5 of 5 stars I grabbed this little guy to fill in a few of the tools the Farmer didn't have. Also it's just a nice handy little knife. You can see mine here…
photo: Victorinox Swiss Army Signature
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Klymit Inertia X Frame

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This uniquely designed air mattress fits inside your bag and has cutouts to utilize the bag's loft for insulation. While the latticework design…
photo: Klymit Inertia X Frame
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Winkler II SAYOC

rated 5 of 5 stars Daniel Winkler is one of the finest knife and tomahawk maker in the world. A custom piece is, I believe, a 10-year wait and lots of cash. His…
photo:   Winkler II SAYOC
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Five Ten Guide Tennie

rated 5 of 5 stars I have never had a shoe like this. I was surprised when I got them, not only do they look good and feel good, I feel like a mountain goat when…
photo: Five Ten Men's Guide Tennie
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Brooks-Range Cloak 15

rated 5 of 5 stars Do not fear the quilt. Unless you're a wild thrasher, in which case a quilt might actually be good for you. Worked for cynical old me. I decided…
 
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DIY: Paracord

rated 5 of 5 stars I write this due to the abundance of so called paracord on the Web and in stores. Okay, I'll assume we all have heard of paracord. Now real…
photo: DIY: Paracord
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Jeep 3-Room Screen Combo Dome Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars Great design, very spacious and well constructed. This tent can handle bad weather and a lot of wind. I spray the seams once a year and it is…
photo:   Jeep 3-Room Screen Combo Dome Tent
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Spyderco K2 Folder

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a big folder! But light and ready to do what you ask of it. As you can see it's big. I've got a nice patina on my blade from so much…
photo: Spyderco K2 Folder
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Spyderco Ulize

rated 5 of 5 stars This is probably not the best hiking knife. It was designed by I believe a German police officer. Its big blade is meant for slicing. I do own…
photo: Spyderco Ulize
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Helm Forge and Helm Grind

rated 5 of 5 stars Helm Grind takes precut blanks of James Helms designs then are heat treated and ground. Helm Forge is where James hand forges your knife and…
photo:   Helm Forge and Helm Grind
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Kelty Grand Mesa 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars In my short time with this tent, it has satisfied all the needs I require out of this piece of gear. It's easy, simple, and very effective in…
photo: Kelty Grand Mesa 2
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Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Colored Cup

rated 2 of 5 stars The two-star rating is for the colored Snow Peak 450 cups (5 stars for the uncolored). Snow Peak should recall the colored cups due to the leaching…
photo: Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Colored Cup
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Patagonia Alpine Guide Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars One the best winter pants I've every owned due to the almost magical fabric. I own lots of softshell pants, perhaps too many. The Patagonia…
photo: Patagonia Women's Alpine Guide Pants
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Western Mountaineering Antelope MF

rated 5 of 5 stars One of the highest quality sleeping bags available. Three-season bag that can be used well into early fall or from early spring. Very versatile…
photo: Western Mountaineering Antelope MF
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UGQ Outdoor Equipment Down Skully

rated 5 of 5 stars Quilt users will want to take notice of this 1.4 oz. down beanie/skully which may become one of your favorite pieces of winter gear. Anyone…
photo: UGQ Outdoor Equipment Down Skully
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Tika Cardrona

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I looked at both the Fairydown and Macpac alternatives, but this had a better detachable daypack. Twenty years later I'm still really happy…
 
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Arc'teryx Theta AR Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars This is the best "all around" rain jacket money can buy. I've had mine for 15 years and put it through the wringer. Although I have other rain…
photo: Arc'teryx Men's Theta AR Jacket
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REI Fleece Lined Wind Pro Shell

rated 5 of 5 stars The most wonderful soft shell I have ever owned! Extremely durable and soft. Very comfortable. This is my 'magic' jacket! I have had it for…
 
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CamelBak M.U.L.E.

rated 5 of 5 stars Durable, light and versatile, with plenty of room for essentials. Chest strap and hip belt have Velcro straps to hide extra strap length. It's…
photo: CamelBak M.U.L.E.
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Asolo Globaline Meridian

rated 5 of 5 stars I have put thousands of miles on in Asolo boots and will continue to use them in all conditions. I have several brands of mountaineering boots…
 
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Lowa Hunter GTX EVO Extreme

rated 5 of 5 stars Best made hunting boots for extreme alpine conditions. Alaska: From the steepest cliffs to rock ledges and mountain slopes, I hunt critters…
 
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Scarpa Charmoz Pro GTX

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight boots for spring to early fall mountaineering and hunting boots. I hunt sheep and goat in Alaska in steep mountain terrain. I have…
photo: Scarpa Men's Charmoz Pro GTX
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Alico Summit

rated 4 of 5 stars Durability, trail traction, and load bearing ability. My buddy builds Web pages for STP, so naturally he was my go-to guy for hiking boots.
photo: Alico Summit
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Outdoor Products Mist

rated 4 of 5 stars A great value-for-money day pack; well designed with excellent construction and materials. I had been looking for a multi purpose daypack for…
photo: Outdoor Products Mist
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Surf to Summit Bungee Paddle Leash

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A paddle leash is ESSENTIAL kayak safety gear! Many, if not most, kayakers often overlook getting one, which is a very bad idea. This leash…
photo: Surf to Summit Bungee Paddle Leash
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Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Really, really like 'em! Never used trekking poles before I planned my first backpacking trip with some friends. These guys are "pros" and my…
photo: Black Diamond Trail Ergo Cork
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Snugpak Jungle

rated 5 of 5 stars It's comfortable and light and keeps the critters off you. I love this bag! If I know it's not gonna rain I can just sleep on the ground or…
photo: Snugpak Jungle
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Merrell Continuum

rated 5 of 5 stars Now mine are old and got many miles on them and they still are going strong! Best shoes I ever bought. I've had my pair for years and no holes,…
 
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Spyderco Manix 2 XL

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great knife for hiking, camping, etc. It has a nice solid feel. Lock up is great on this knife too. I had the EDC forum version of…
photo: Spyderco Manix 2 XL
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Snow Peak 450ml Mug Insulation Lid

rated 5 of 5 stars Who wouldn't love a lid to keep their favorite warm beverage warm longer, keep the hot metal cup away from their lips, and keep that beverage…
photo: Snow Peak 450ml Mug Insulation Lid
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Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Colored Cup

rated 5 of 5 stars A great little cup or tiny pot. Add the Snow Peak Thermal Lid and you've got a great cup for your morning coffee or tea that is durable enough…
photo: Snow Peak Ti-Single 450 Colored Cup
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Spyderco ARK H1

rated 5 of 5 stars Small fixed blade neck knife or you could add a techloc or other mounting system. Made with H-1 steel so it won't rust, even in saltwater! I…
photo: Spyderco ARK H1
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Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo

rated 5 of 5 stars If you freezer bag cook, re-hydrate, or make one pot meals, this could be exactly what you're looking for. I've used the Mini Solo as my go-to…
photo: Snow Peak Titanium Mini Solo
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Keen Targhee II Mid

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Excellent all around boots. Being involved with the Boy Scouts for many years, I have spent many hours on my feet and in my boots. Keens provide…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee II Mid
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Busse Team Gemini Light Brigade

rated 5 of 5 stars Busse, Swamp Rat, and Scrap Yard knives are all linked and all offer lifetime warranties. Scrap Yard knives are the cheapest followed by Swamp…
photo:   Busse Team Gemini Light Brigade
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Buff Merino Wool Buff

rated 4 of 5 stars Light, versatile, and good warm go-to layering accessory that has worked its way into most every trip this year. It even has ended up on my…
photo: Buff Merino Wool Buff
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Scotty Kayak Bilge Pump

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Scotty Bilge Pump for kayakers is an essential piece of gear with a lifetime warranty. I've used it during safety practice and to splash…
photo:   Scotty Kayak Bilge Pump
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Intex Double Quick III Hand Pump

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This pump has an easy stroke and fills my inflatable kayaks quickly. It comes with a set of nozzles clipped to the hose, ready to help it fit…
photo:   Intex Double Quick III Hand Pump
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Solstice Microshed Parka

rated 1.5 of 5 stars Solstice ski jacket malfunction. I purchased a Solstice Microshed Parka from a shop in Breckenridge in 2009 and within a year a pit zip came…
 
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Coast P7

rated 5 of 5 stars Range is 750 ft at high beam output, 10-15 ft wide area focus for inside room. Three-way adjustable switch with maximum 360 lumens. Fully adjustable…
photo: Coast P7
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Merrell Continuum

rated 4 of 5 stars Decent! I've had the shoes for almost a year and use them for working on a hard floor. The support and comfort are the best I have ever owned.
 
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Keen Targhee II Mid

rated 4 of 5 stars Sturdy, Not too heavy and a thick sole make this a great value hiking boot. I really like they way these fit my feet and offer support. The…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee II Mid
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Princeton Tec Fred

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Lightweight, bright, affordable, efficient headlamp with both red and white wide and narrow beams. It is perfect for backpacking, running, or…
photo: Princeton Tec Fred
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The North Face Mountain Light Triclimate Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Very practical. It's the perfect coat for any situation. The down jacket is worn all the time, and when you need an extra protection against…
photo: The North Face Men's Mountain Light Triclimate Jacket
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Morakniv Companion Knife

rated 5 of 5 stars I really didn't know what to expect, but was and continue to be very impressed! I read quite a bit about this brand of knife, but was still…
photo: Morakniv Companion Knife
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Ozark Trail 9 x 9 First-Up Tent

rated 5 of 5 stars I bought one of these tents in 2007. Great tent. I bought this from Walmart. Took it to Lake Anna for camping at night, fishing all day for…
 
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Outdoor Research Foray Pants

rated 4 of 5 stars Good durable lightweight pant. Easy to put on. I have had these pants for snowshoeing in the winter and as my rain pants in the summer. I must…
photo: Outdoor Research Foray Pants
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Black Diamond Guide Finger Glove

rated 5 of 5 stars Warm, durable, useful, washable. Heck, what more do you want. I won't write a review unless I have had a product for a least a year. After four…
photo: Black Diamond Guide Finger Glove
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Patagonia Synchilla Snap-T Pullover

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a great pullover and I love the lifestyle statement it makes when wearing. Patagonia is one of the best companies in the world and I…
photo: Patagonia Men's Synchilla Snap-T Pullover
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Scarpa Vapor V

rated 4 of 5 stars Versatile all-around precise shoe. I have had the new 2015 lime green model since April 2015. These are really good shoes for doing a lot types…
photo: Scarpa Men's Vapor V
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Meindl Perfekt

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Good boot for most! This is a solid boot and to avoid the one con, I lace them really well. However, I have really narrow heels, so heel slip…
photo: Meindl Perfekt
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Scarpa SL

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent professional product. As a hiking guide in Banff National Park I needed a boot that was comfy, had good ankle support, and was virtually…
photo: Scarpa SL
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Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust

rated 5 of 5 stars Thanks for the reviews. I purchased mine because of these reviews. I ordered it from Amazon on Saturday and got it Monday (thanks to Amazon…
photo: Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust
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Advanced Elements Lagoon1

rated 5 of 5 stars This inflatable folding kayak is portable on buses and inside SmartCars and by small people. A very dependable recreational kayak, well-made…
photo: Advanced Elements Lagoon1
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Zamberlan 960 Guide GT RR

rated 5 of 5 stars Simply put, I'll buy them again. These rank among the best backpacking boots I've ever owned. They're far superior to the slightly lighter weight…
photo: Zamberlan Men's 960 Guide GT RR
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Belleville Mini-Mil TR102

rated 5 of 5 stars Since the Mini Mil's introduction they have addressed and improved the boot to even have several other boots to ease you into barefoot shoes.
photo: Belleville Mini-Mil TR102
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The North Face Terra 30

rated 5 of 5 stars Very comfortable to wear, durable, and plenty of space. I have had mine for several years and it shows no sign of wear and tear. I had the pack…
photo: The North Face Terra 30
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MSR WhisperLite Internationale

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It just works!!! Every time! I've used this on countless camping trips (only once backpacking—newbie backpacker). This stove just works. I've…
photo: MSR WhisperLite Internationale
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Sierra Designs Zissou 23

rated 4 of 5 stars Nice, light, warm bag. Compresses really nicely. Warmth: I've NEVER been cold in this bag, even down to the low 30s. Fit and Comfort:  I'm…
photo: Sierra Designs Zissou 23
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Yukon Charlie's Kodiak Series 930

rated 1 of 5 stars Looks good, but failed immediately. Would not recommend this brand. 
 
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Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel

rated 5 of 5 stars Failure to apply enough waterproof sunscreen to my face on the snowy alpine slopes on Mt Rainier, caused my entire face skin surface to burn…
photo:   Jason Aloe Vera 98% Moisturizing Gel
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Olicamp XTS Pot

rated 5 of 5 stars Works well with the right stove. I first tried this pot with a Markill Devil stove and the 1 qt boil time (indoors w/cold tap water) was 8:30,…
photo: Olicamp XTS Pot
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Fenix E12

rated 5 of 5 stars Just a great single AA light. This light is always with me. It's a great size and nice and bright. For a single AA this sucker throws some light!
photo: Fenix E12
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Foursevens Preon P2

rated 5 of 5 stars This little AAA flashlight has served me well and never gave me one issue. With all the colors and extras this light has it's become a favorite…
photo: Foursevens Preon P2
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Garmont T8 NFS

rated 5 of 5 stars Hands down the best boots ever right out of the box! I've only found one U.S. distributor, Extreme Outfitters. These boots come in other styles…
photo: Garmont T8 NFS
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TAD Guardian Neck Gaiter

rated 5 of 5 stars Got this with my TAD Ranger Hoodie and man, if you want to stay warm this is a great combo! It's comfortable on you neck or on your face, both…
photo: TAD Guardian Neck Gaiter
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TAD Ranger Hoodie

rated 5 of 5 stars I got the TAD Ranger Hoodie a bit a go and it's held up in war zones, hiking, etc and still looks new! It has tons of useful pockets, sheds…
photo: TAD Men's Ranger Hoodie
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Platypus Bite Valve Cover

rated 5 of 5 stars Keeps your bite valve clean and sanitary. Potentially prevents you from getting sick on the trail (as I did) when you're far from the trailhead.
photo: Platypus Bite Valve Cover
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Hilleberg Tarp 5

rated 4 of 5 stars The Hilleberg Tarp 5 is a minimalist shelter best used for lightweight solo backpacking when durability and material quality are worth a few…
photo: Hilleberg Tarp 5
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ALPS Mountaineering Bryce

rated 5 of 5 stars My summer camp bought 60 of them. In two years nothing broke except the front connector strap. Not because it was built badly, but because some…
photo: ALPS Mountaineering Bryce
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Marmot Greenland Baffled Jacket

rated 5 of 5 stars Very warm, lightweight and "packable," also very comfortable. Of course this means that the fabric is a bit delicate. Suitable for serious cold…
photo: Marmot Greenland Baffled Jacket
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Keen Targhee II Mid

rated 4.5 of 5 stars These boots are comfortable, tough, and easy to use. They are lightweight and perfect for wet-weather hiking and backpacking. They are also…
photo: Keen Men's Targhee II Mid
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Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro

rated 5 of 5 stars Sturdy trekking poles with lockout-able shock absorbers and great cork grips. What's not to like? Mountain goats don't tackle mountains on two…
photo: Mountainsmith Carbonlite Pro
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Evernew REI Ti Ware Nonstick Cookset

rated 1 of 5 stars Although lightweight, very thin material. If you cook little it may be good for weight weenies. Not enough for a recommendation. Below is a…
 
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Marmot NanoWave 45

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Economical, compact, light summer bag. Purchased this bag in a regular size as it was all they had at the local store. Reg fits to 6'0" which…
photo: Marmot NanoWave 45
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The North Face Stormbreak 1

rated 5 of 5 stars Good all around value for a three-season solo tent. I shopped around for a 3lb solo tent for quite awhile, and then happened to see this one.
photo: The North Face Stormbreak 1
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Black Diamond Storm

rated 5 of 5 stars A great balance of weight, brightness, and burn time. BD seems to make a headlamp for everyone's taste and requirements. I'm very impressed…
photo: Black Diamond Storm
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Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust

rated 5 of 5 stars Mora is the best deal out there. I have been using Mora knives for several years. My very first one was a Craftline stainless steel one with…
photo: Morakniv Craftline HighQ Robust
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Eddie Bauer First Ascent Igniter Pants

rated 5 of 5 stars Love the pants. I purchased a pair of these pants last August. I use the pants for undergarments in scuba diving. Why? Because they use Primaloft…
photo: Eddie Bauer Men's First Ascent Igniter Pants
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No Limits Fire Walker 50

rated 5 of 5 stars I had never heard of No Limits before, but I needed a new pack. Now I see No Limits everywhere. I have the No Limits Fire Walker. It is fantastic…
photo: No Limits Fire Walker 50
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Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack. Wish I could get another one.
photo: Lowe Alpine Contour Mountain 40
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Asolo Fugitive GTX

rated 4 of 5 stars Ever had a piece of gear that you lusted over for a long time, but had to wait to get? The Asolo Fugitive GTX was mine! We have a lot of cool…
photo: Asolo Men's Fugitive GTX
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Zamberlan Vioz GT

rated 3.5 of 5 stars I bought at REI. I hike in the mountains with approximately 20 miles per week. I would not purchase because they do not seal well at the top…
photo: Zamberlan Men's Vioz GT
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Alico Summit

rated 4 of 5 stars An extremely durable, stiff, old school hiking boot that will last several years of hard use. I have a moderately wide foot and wear a size…
photo: Alico Summit
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Outdoor Research Ferrosi Hoody

rated 5 of 5 stars Hands down my #1 go-to upper layer for 3-season use! Feels like a second natural protective outer skin! So comfortable and flexible, it "becomes…
photo: Outdoor Research Men's Ferrosi Hoody
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Dream Hammock ThunderBird

rated 5 of 5 stars The Thunderbird by Dream Hammocks is at the top of the food chain in the hammock world. Every aspect of it from type and weight of fabric, to…
photo: Dream Hammock ThunderBird
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Gregory Z 40

rated 5 of 5 stars Gregory packs are very easy to use and offer excellent storage options. This pack is very light, yet holds a ton. It's also very well made and…
photo: Gregory Z 40
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