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Outdoor Research Transonic Jacket

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Outdoor Research Transonic jacket is a lightweight, streamlined, highly breathable hard shell. This shell is perfect for those looking to…
Outdoor Research Transonic Jacket
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Native Lynx

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Well-made sunglasses with interchangeable lenses. Good for outdoor use if you are physically active. More on the expensive side ~$150. For those…
Native Lynx
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REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket

rated 4 of 5 stars This jacket is an excellent insurance policy for those wet days on the trail. Lightweight and breathable, there's no reason to leave it at home.
REI OXT Airflyte Running Jacket
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Simond Spider Screwgate

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, excellent screwgate locker that has a perfectly shaped nose to make clipping extremely easy. The best locking beiner for personal…
Simond Spider Screwgate
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Osprey Escapist 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Letting me escape successfully for a little over a year now. No major faults and great features. Osprey is the leader in packs for a reason:…
Osprey Escapist 30
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Osprey Xenith 75

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I've tested and used this pack over many miles on several backpacking trips and it did not disappoint. The 75 is part of the newly redesigned…
Osprey Xenith 75
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Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Good bag if purchased on a discount. Steep and cheap will occasionally have deals for this bag at around 110 bucks plus shipping. Not the lightest…
Sierra Designs Ridge Runner 30
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker

rated 3 of 5 stars A lightweight sleeping pad weighing in at 19 oz and packs up quite small. Somewhat loud and quite narrow. Very expensive when bought at full…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir Trekker
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Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Surprisingly versatile. I've used this pack for everything from hiking 14,000 foot mountains to commuting to work on a bike.  This is the lightest…
Mountainsmith Mountainlight Scream 25
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Backpacker's Pantry Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce with Rice and Vegetables

rated 5 of 5 stars OMG. So I assume that most of you have tried quite a few Backpackers Pantry meals — this one is the bomb.  I would eat this even if I'm…
Backpacker's Pantry Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce with Rice and Vegetables
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Fozzils Soloist Set

rated 4 of 5 stars A lightweight, easy alternative to having nesting bowls and mugs. I haven't encountered anything negative worth writing down. Whether you are…
Fozzils Soloist Set
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Katabatic Gear Alsek

rated 5 of 5 stars A very warm, very light, and very comfortable alternative to the traditional mummy sleeping bag. Once you try a quilt you'll never go back to…
Katabatic Gear Alsek
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Salomon Eskape Aero

rated 5 of 5 stars High quality, entry-level hiking shoe. To first start off, this shoe is super comfy. Nice materials and are used for the tongue and upper, while…
Salomon Eskape Aero
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Columbia Battle Ridge Short

rated 5 of 5 stars Lightweight, quick dry nylon shorts great for hot, humid days. Also works well for canoeing and fishing where you might get wet and what to…
Columbia Battle Ridge Short
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Light My Fire Spork

rated 5 of 5 stars The biggest possible bang you will ever get for your buck when it comes to a lightweight, durable, multifunctional eating utensil. I bring this…
Light My Fire Spork
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DAC J-stake

rated 4 of 5 stars Just like you'd bend a SAM splint to make it stronger, DAC figured out that bending a stake in the middle makes it that much stronger. Hard…
DAC J-stake
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Orange Mud HydraQuiver

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Orange Mud HydraQuiver is good for anyone wanting a simple, stable, hands-free hydration solution and small pack for trail running or any…
Orange Mud HydraQuiver
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OverBoard Waterproof SLR Camera Bag

rated 4 of 5 stars The OverBoard Waterproof SLR bag is a roll-top dry bag designed for SLR cameras. It is simple but smartly featured; including a smooth camera…
OverBoard Waterproof SLR Camera Bag
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GSI Compact Scraper

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A double-sided tool, with a hard, plastic edge for more difficult scraping, and a soft, silicone edge to lightly scrape leftover liquid or softer…
GSI Compact Scraper
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Terramar Helix Crew Tee

rated 4 of 5 stars I was looking for a wicking, synthetic, lightweight, warm-/hot-weather t-shirt that I could wear on the trail as well as on the town. Found…
Terramar Helix Crew Tee
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Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack

rated 5 of 5 stars Choosing a Swiss Army Knife is like adding together all your activities, trying to find the average between them all, and trying to see which…
Victorinox Swiss Army Rucksack
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Klean Kanteen 20oz Wide Insulated

rated 5 of 5 stars This water bottle does not seem to be as prone to the dent commonly seen on metal water bottles. Most importantly however is the fact that I've…
Klean Kanteen 20oz Wide Insulated
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Dutchware Ridgeline Biners

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Dutchware is a cottage manufacturer providing incredibly well-made equipment primarily used for hammock camping, but with other applications…
Dutchware Ridgeline Biners
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Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Chili Mac with Beef on a backpacking trip, it's great and fits well with meals around the fire. I'd recommend this (higher than the Beef Stroganoff...though…
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef
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Petzl Grigri 2

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Excellent auto locking belay device. The Grigri is ubiquitous, you see them everywhere you go, and for good reason.  It's just about as good…
Petzl Grigri 2
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Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow

rated 3 of 5 stars It pains me to do it — especially because I LOVE my NeoAir Trekker pad — but this is probably the first piece of gear I've purchased and…
Therm-a-Rest Compressible Pillow
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Osprey Kestrel 48

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great pack for lightweight overnight backpacking and airline travel. This pack is fantastic. I purchased it for airline travel because the frame…
Osprey Kestrel 48
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GSI Pivot Spoon

rated 5 of 5 stars Opting to use pivoting hinges instead of a retractable design, GSI Outdoors succeeds in creating a packable spoon that feels neither too weak…
GSI Pivot Spoon
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GSI Pivot Spatula

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Opting to use pivoting hinges instead of a retractable design, GSI Outdoors succeeds in creating a packable spatula that feels neither too weak…
GSI Pivot Spatula
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GSI Pivot Tong

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Opting to use pivoting hinges instead of a retractable design, GSI Outdoors succeeds in creating a packable set of tongs that feels neither…
GSI Pivot Tong
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Kelty Coyote 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars It's like being hugged by a green friend. Very much adjustable to fit YOU. Top and front loading for easy filling and access. Sweet side pockets…
Kelty Coyote 80
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The North Face Arcus 23

rated 3 of 5 stars While it may look like the Tadpole, this isn't the same [2-person] tent. The illegitimate child of TNF's "Tadpole" and "Kings Canyon" tent lines,…
The North Face Arcus 23
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MSR Reactor

rated 5 of 5 stars We had three different stoves fail on successive years while hiking and camping Grand Canyon. Bought the MSR Reactor and no more failures at…
MSR Reactor
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Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern

rated 3.5 of 5 stars While not ultra light, this collapsible lantern provides good wide area lighting. Good for those times when a static, area light is better than…
Coleman Exponent 4AA Pack-Away Lantern
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Tarptent Rainshadow 2

rated 4 of 5 stars Very roomy, very easy to set up, very lightweight. So we got the tent and me and the two boys set it up quickly and easily in the yard. It looked…
Tarptent Rainshadow 2
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Buck Mini Buck Tool

rated 5 of 5 stars This little Minibuck has been one of the most convenient and versatile tools I have used or seen in the pursuit of the outdoors. I thought long…
Buck Mini Buck Tool
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Osprey Viva 50

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Viva series is advertised as being without all the bells and whistles but I would argue that it is chocked full of features which, for the…
Osprey Viva 50
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The North Face Paramount Cargo Short

rated 4 of 5 stars Quick dry nylon shorts are good for a wide variety of outdoor activities. I like the lightweight material, the pockets, and the belt and belt…
The North Face Paramount Cargo Short
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MSR MiniWorks EX

rated 5 of 5 stars Great reliable water filter that is easy to clean and maintain. The Miniworks is a pump style water treatment system that has a ceramic filter…
MSR MiniWorks EX
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Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit

rated 4 of 5 stars Will fit Big Agnes valves. Makes inflating your mattress pad easy and quick. I am happy to say that it fits the Big Agnes valve, but it is a…
Therm-a-Rest NeoAir AirTap Pump Kit
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Big Agnes Pearl

rated 3.5 of 5 stars This sleeping bag is a good bag for people who are looking for a light bag in not-too-cold weather and not-too-wet weather. I would recommend…
Big Agnes Pearl
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Coleman SunDome 4 Tent 9' x 7'

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a decent 3-season tent, it's not great, but it's not bad either. Somewhere along the middle as far as quality goes. It's easy to set…
Coleman SunDome 4 Tent 9' x 7'
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Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect ultralight alternative to a tent! I never thought I would turn to hammocks until I borrowed a friend's on an overnight trip in the Appalachians.
Eagles Nest Outfitters DoubleNest
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REI Flash 18 Pack

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Perfect convertible pack for day hikes or ultralighting! Day hikes, bike trips, or just needing a good stuff sack...this pack is perfect! It…
REI Flash 18 Pack
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Klymit Inertia X-Lite

rated 3 of 5 stars It would probably work for a very small person who does not move around too much while sleeping. I am trying to go as ultralight as possible,…
Klymit Inertia X-Lite
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Ursack S29 AllWhite

rated 5 of 5 stars I have used the AllWhite in the Adirondacks, home of Yellow-Yellow, the black bear who opens the BearVault, for about 100 nights. Just last…
Ursack  S29 AllWhite
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Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts

rated 3 of 5 stars The Craghoppers Basecamp are a well constructed pair of lightweight hiking/walking shorts for the budget conscious outdoor enthusiast. They…
Craghoppers Basecamp Shorts
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White Box Stove

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A lightweight, dirt simple alcohol stove that does what it's supposed to do (boil water) but not a bit more. Best for making hot drinks and…
White Box Stove
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VauDe Rock Ultralight 25

rated 4 of 5 stars If you're looking for a near-gossamer day/one night pack that's built like a tank, stop. I found it for you. The VauDe Rock Ultralight 25 is…
VauDe Rock Ultralight 25
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Arc'teryx Bora 80

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Arc'teryx left no stone unturned. I picked up a Bora 80 on end of season closeout, and apparently they aren't making them anymore. I feel lucky…
Arc'teryx Bora 80
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Black Diamond Demon Duffel

rated 5 of 5 stars (Nearly) perfect rope and gear bag. This is just what I wanted when looking for a rope bag. It has everything I wanted: a ton of storage, integrated…
Black Diamond Demon Duffel
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Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great knife that you won't be afraid to abuse as a reliable tool. After considering purchasing a more expensive knife like an Ontario or KaBar…
Gerber Big Rock Camp Knife
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Galibier Super Rando

rated 5 of 5 stars Galibier boots are still available! Do you remember Galibier boots from the 1970s and '80s? They made classic mountaineering boots, full leather,…
Galibier Super Rando
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Teva Hurricane XLT

rated 4 of 5 stars Comfortable and easy put-on-and-go sandals that are great for anything from a casual work environment to randomly hitting a trail for a day…
Teva Hurricane XLT
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Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60

rated 5 of 5 stars Overall, this bag was an excellent fit for me — a lightweight bag which still has a large capacity and excellent suspension. Additionally,…
Granite Gear Crown V.C. 60
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Osprey Exos 46

rated 5 of 5 stars The Osprey Exos 46 was surprisingly versatile for me (57-year-old female) as I moved into lighter backpacking on a 9 day solo trip in California's…
Osprey Exos 46
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Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pant

rated 5 of 5 stars Most comfortable convertibles I have ever purchased! I was looking for a new pair of convertable pants for my upcoming trip to Maine. While…
Mountain Khakis Granite Creek Convertible Pant
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Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This is a great piece of gear. I have had the opportunity to use the All Terrain Hybrid Shelter as a hammock, a rainfly, and a bivy. The Shelter's…
Grand Trunk All Terrian Hybrid Shelter
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Millet Khumbu 65 + 10

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I consider Millet Khumbu the best traveling backpack I have owned so far. Being made of Cordura (new models of Kodura) it is very durable. It…
Millet Khumbu 65 + 10
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Craghoppers Kiwi 3-in-1 Jacket

rated 3.5 of 5 stars Very comfortable well built 3-in-1 system from Craghoppers which presents excellent value for money. Jacket is longer-cut with subtle looks…
Craghoppers Kiwi 3-in-1 Jacket
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Garmin eTrex 30

rated 5 of 5 stars The Garmin eTrex 30 is a versatile, featured loaded, budget friendly GPS. It has many of the bells and whistles of the nicer models, but with…
Garmin eTrex 30
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Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot .9L

rated 4.5 of 5 stars Great super lightweight cookware... Hard to find these days. These pots were pretty commonplace some years ago, but are hard to come by now.
Evernew Ti Non-Stick Pot .9L
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Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit

rated 3 of 5 stars It'll hold enough 'wares' for two people per meal—bowl, cup, two plates. It's not excessively heavy, though it's no feather either. Ours didn't…
Light My Fire Outdoor Meal Kit
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SOG PowerLock

rated 4 of 5 stars Very good quality components and assembly. Most tools are usable, the powerlock feature really makes a difference in using the can and bottle…
SOG PowerLock
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Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I have had this tent for two years and have used it extensively in Pennsylvania and in all types of weather. It is a great little tent that…
Big Agnes Seedhouse SL1
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Leki Trail Antishock

rated 4 of 5 stars A light, sturdy, rock-solid pole that carries nicely and performs ably. The Leki Trail (AS) has proven to be a bit more than I expected, I'll…
Leki Trail Antishock
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Eureka! Tetragon 1210

rated 4 of 5 stars This tent has been a good performer over the years I've had it (6 at the time of writing). It is roomy, easy to set up, and the overall quality…
Eureka! Tetragon 1210
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Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A good budget day pack that gets the job done. The Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0 is a budget friendly day pack that can actually hold up to some…
Outdoor Products Vortex 8.0
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Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack

rated 4 of 5 stars This is a great ultralight bag that can serve many functions thereby reducing the total weight of your load during longer hauls. However it's…
Outdoor Research DryComp Summit Sack
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Big Agnes Air Core

rated 5 of 5 stars Packs small, about the size of a 1L bottle, doesn't take long to inflate and really gives you a luxurious sleep! We recently switched our self-inflatable…
Big Agnes Air Core
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KA-BAR Becker Companion

rated 4 of 5 stars A great knife, if you use it for the right purpose. I've had the Companion for a little over a year now and have gotten to use it more than…
KA-BAR Becker Companion
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Pedco UltraPod I

rated 4 of 5 stars A portable lightweight tripod that folds up small enough to toss in a coat pocket and versatile enough to position a camera in almost any angle.
Pedco UltraPod I
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Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Arms

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Way2Cool sleeves are a rather unique product designed to help keep you cool. They are made with a fabric that Mountain Hardwear calls Cool…
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Arms
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Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Berghaus Caudale is a lightweight microfleece midlayer weighing in at a reported 322g (according to Berghaus), but offering a great warmth-to-weight…
Berghaus Caudale Half-Zip Fleece Pullover
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Primus EtaExpress

rated 5 of 5 stars An excellent stove system which achieves a small footprint in your backpack and promotes lightweight backpacking and mobility. Our scout group…
Primus EtaExpress
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LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5

rated 5 of 5 stars This is a very stable platform and can handle rough water with the best of them. I own a guided sea kayaking company in northwest Montana. I…
LiquidLogic Inuit 12.5
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Keen Targhee II

rated 4 of 5 stars These are great shoes for hiking and really protect your feet if you are hiking in rocky terrain. They breathe well, and dry quickly. The soles…
Keen Targhee II
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Osprey Stratos 24

rated 3.5 of 5 stars A great ride daypack with limited storage, but wonderful airflow and good hydration options. I've had this pack for about 5 years and it went…
Osprey Stratos 24
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MSR Flex Skillet

rated 4 of 5 stars A good skillet if you want to do more than “one pot cooking” in the backcountry. It is lightweight and easy to clean. When I bought this…
MSR Flex Skillet
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Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank

rated 3.5 of 5 stars The Way2Cool Tank is a running top made with a fabric using Cool Q ZERO (“a cooling agent”) it is also finished with an antimicrobial agent.
Mountain Hardwear Way2Cool Tank
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Garmin Fenix

rated 5 of 5 stars The standard of excellence in GPS/Navigational watches. A "must have" for the hunter, backpacker, or woodsman. Garmin Fenix is quite possible…
Garmin Fenix
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Lowe Alpine Airzone 35

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A simple, effective and comfortable day pack that can also be used for longer trips. The Airzone 35 is comfortable and practical. I really can't…
Lowe Alpine Airzone 35
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Grivel X Monster

rated 3 of 5 stars I've used these axes in mixed conditions and on ice and found they perform very differently. On ice they are the perfect level of aggressive…
Grivel X Monster
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Osprey Talon 44

rated 3 of 5 stars Relatively lightweight internal frame pack that is much heavier than other frameless ultralight options, but does not provide the stability/suspension…
Osprey Talon 44
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Mountain Hardwear Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt

rated 4.5 of 5 stars The Chiller Long Sleeve shirt is designed to help you stay cool when it is hot out while providing SPF 40 protection from UV rays. At just 9…
Mountain Hardwear Chiller Long Sleeve Shirt
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Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

rated 5 of 5 stars This saw is super sharp. It seems to have been ergonomically designed. It's small enough to fit inside a day pack, but large enough to process…
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
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The North Face Cat's Meow

rated 5 of 5 stars Best synthetic bag for the price. I got this bag for my first 'real' backpacking bag and used it over 1400 miles on the PCT (border to Sierra…
The North Face Cat's Meow
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Black Diamond Speed 30

rated 4 of 5 stars Great pack for everything from day hiking to alpine climbing. I've had this pack for 3 years. I have climbed multipitch in summer and winter,…
Black Diamond Speed 30
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Platypus SoftBottle

rated 4.5 of 5 stars This lightweight bottle is well designed with surprisingly nice features. It is a good replacement in terms of weight and flexibility to traditional…
Platypus SoftBottle
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REI Travel Sack +55

rated 3 of 5 stars A lightweight, relatively inexpensive "55°F" sleeping bag/liner that provides me with a number of options in summer and winter conditions.
REI Travel Sack +55
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Danner Mountain Light II

rated 3 of 5 stars High quality, but high maintenance. If you don't plan on being able to maintain the leather regularly, get a cheaper hiking boot that you'll…
Danner Mountain Light II
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Petzl TacTikka XP

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I am very pleased with it. It's water resistant (for rain), it has 3 brightness settings, and another button for super bright mode (must hold…
Petzl TacTikka XP
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Bridgedale Bamboo Lo

rated 4 of 5 stars A very soft, comfortable, reasonably hard-wearing sock that keeps feet cool and dry. Overall a good product, which can be found for a reasonable…
Bridgedale Bamboo Lo
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The North Face Rock 32

rated 4.5 of 5 stars I love the all mesh top. It's great for those hot summer nights. On nights when it sprinkles a little, it usually doesn't matter because the…
The North Face Rock 32
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Platypus Sprinter X.T. 35.0

rated 4 of 5 stars Whether you're out on a day hike, bike ride, or even an overnight backpacking trip, the Platypus Sprinter XT 35 is a great pack that has many…
Platypus Sprinter X.T. 35.0
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GoLite Jam 50L

rated 5 of 5 stars For cutting pack weight, this is a wonderful choice. To make the transition to this pack, you already need to have your pack weight down to…
GoLite Jam 50L
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Bahco Laplander Folding Saw

rated 4.5 of 5 stars A great, lightweight handsaw to toss in your pack. It works well at cutting wood for a fire as well as clearing smaller sized blowdown from…
Bahco Laplander Folding Saw
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Trek Light Gear Single Hammock

rated 5 of 5 stars This is an excellent and comfortable hammock for everyone. I've brought this with me on site camping trips with my sons and they love sleeping…
Trek Light Gear Single Hammock
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Craghoppers Basecamp Trousers

rated 4 of 5 stars Lightweight, fast drying, well constructed hiking trousers ideal for late-spring, summer, early autumn hiking. Very comfortable, good looking…
Craghoppers Basecamp Trousers
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Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers

rated 5 of 5 stars Great looking, comfortable, well designed "softshell-like" pants ideal for hiking, but inconspicuous enough for daily wear. Very comfortable…
Craghoppers Kiwi Pro Stretch Trousers
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